Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-16-2008, 03:58 AM   #1
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,841 Times in 1,906 Posts
Lamb's Pride Bulky - TWO Afghans for an Afghan!!
Hello everyone!

I have a strong desire to give a baby blanket (or two) to the Afghans for Afghans campaign. They need 30 x 40 inch blankets, made from wool yarn. And they need them by May.

(I have a month!)

You can help me out by doing any of these things:

Buy one skein of Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn (any color, except light shades), and mail it to me by April 1st.

OR

Buy one skein of Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn (any color, except light shades), and make as many 10 inch squares as you can. Then, mail them to me by April 15th.

(I have several skeins that were given to me by knitting4babybear last year. I plan on using all of my skeins to make as many blankets as I can.)

If you send 10 inch squares, I will seam them together into 30 x 40 inch baby blankets.

If you send yarn, I will use it to make striped blankets or squares. Or, it will be used as seaming yarn for the squares.

With all of us working together, I'm sure we'll have a few blankets ready in time.

I hope that some of you can help!

I might even plan a seaming party at the end of April for anyone in my area.

Last edited by Shandeh : 05-10-2008 at 03:20 PM.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-16-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,841 Times in 1,906 Posts
I heard from one knitter, who said that she would try to knit one square. Thanks so much!

I'm about halfway through one square myself, so now I just need 10 more to have enough for a baby blanket.

I've got about 15 skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky, so I certainly have enough to make a couple blankets on my own!

If anyone lives in my area, and would like to knit a square using a skein of my yarn, let me know.

By the way, if you knit a square for the blanket, use size 11 needles, and stick with a basic design. They don't want any lacy blankets.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 10:42 AM   #3
Secksiebrat
Turning the Heel
 
Secksiebrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jefferson, Tx
Posts: 924
Thanks: 443
Thanked 255 Times in 202 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Secksiebrat
I'll see if I can get a skein and make up a few squares for you. I'll let you know in a week or so. I'll probably have to go to my LYS to get some. I'm almost positive walmart doesn't carry that brand!

~danielle~
__________________
http://secksiebrat.blogspot.com/
Secksiebrat on Ravlery!

Secksiebrat is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Secksiebrat For This Useful Post:
Shandeh (03-17-2008)
Old 03-17-2008, 04:18 PM   #4
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,841 Times in 1,906 Posts
Thanks Danielle!

And you're right - you can only get it at a yarn shop.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 06:12 PM   #5
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,841 Times in 1,906 Posts
So far, I've done pretty well!

Last night, I finished my 3rd square!

Now, I just need 9 more squares, and I'll have enough to seam together for a baby blanket.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 06:20 PM   #6
gmmarton
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 619
Thanks: 411
Thanked 429 Times in 319 Posts
Sandy,

I'm good for three. I've got Lamb's Pride Bulky here at home...some great colors. I will get on it this weekend and post ASAP.

Gail M.
CT
gmmarton is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gmmarton For This Useful Post:
Shandeh (03-21-2008)
Old 03-21-2008, 12:20 AM   #7
feministmama
Instepping Out
 
feministmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: PDX
Posts: 3,674
Thanks: 310
Thanked 261 Times in 185 Posts
I've got some Lamb's pride bulky. So how many stitches do ya CO to make a 10 inch square? What size needles ya using?
__________________
Favorite Bumper Stickers:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
War doesn't determine who is right: It determines who is left
-That's OK, I wasn't using my civil liberties anyway....
-I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Reading: Barbara Kingsolver
Knitting: socks


I'm Femmy on Ravelry
feministmama is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to feministmama For This Useful Post:
Shandeh (03-21-2008)
Old 03-21-2008, 01:25 AM   #8
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,841 Times in 1,906 Posts
Originally Posted by gmmarton View Post
Sandy,
I'm good for three. I've got Lamb's Pride Bulky here at home...some great colors. I will get on it this weekend and post ASAP.
Yay! Thank you, Gail!
Originally Posted by feministmama View Post
I've got some Lamb's pride bulky. So how many stitches do ya CO to make a 10 inch square? What size needles ya using?
Woo Hoo!
I'm using the basic dishcloth pattern, starting at the corner with 3 stitches casted on.
Here's the design I'm using , written out:

Lamb's Pride Bulky Squares for Baby Afghan
Using Lamb's Pride Bulky yarn, and size 11 needles:
Cast on 3 stitches.
1st Row: Knit 1 stitch, Knit Front & Back of 2nd stitch, Knit to end of row.
Repeat 1st row until you have 40 stitches on the needle.
Then, knit one row.

Next Row: Knit 1 stitch, Knit 2 Together, Knit to end of row.
Repeat last row until you have 3 stitches on the needle.

Bind off.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 11:50 AM   #9
feministmama
Instepping Out
 
feministmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: PDX
Posts: 3,674
Thanks: 310
Thanked 261 Times in 185 Posts
Easy peasy!
__________________
Favorite Bumper Stickers:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
War doesn't determine who is right: It determines who is left
-That's OK, I wasn't using my civil liberties anyway....
-I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Reading: Barbara Kingsolver
Knitting: socks


I'm Femmy on Ravelry
feministmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 05:15 PM   #10
Shandeh
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
Shandeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 16,359
Thanks: 4,369
Thanked 2,841 Times in 1,906 Posts
Yes it is!

Now, you might not have to go until there are 40 stitches. That's what I came up with my gauge. The square should measure 10 inches, so just measure along the side until it's 10 inches.
Shandeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lamb's Pride Bulky? Newbie2Knitting General Knitting 5 01-15-2008 05:27 PM
A pattern for Lamb's Pride Bulky? tannen2004 Pattern Central 0 08-23-2007 10:46 PM
Lamb's Pride Bulky ~ 4 Skeins Lighting57 Buy/Sell/Swap 0 04-10-2007 11:28 PM
Lamb's Pride Bulky sixtyspink How-to Questions 3 12-30-2006 11:06 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:24 PM.