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Old 02-04-2011, 09:20 PM   #2231
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OK I am a day late with pictures. Sorry!
Yesterday was an exciting day for our group. Sharon and I donated the blankets!!! I should have taken more pictures but it was so cold outside and once we got in I forgot to take any.
Here they all are washed and ready.
All packed up and ready to go!
After a few wrong turns we got to the hospital.

The donation was almost anticlimactic. We walked in, filled out the paperwork, and handed over the blankets. The woman we gave the to was very thankful. She assured me they would be used and loved. I know the blankets will make lots of families happy. I was really proud of the beautiful gifts we gave to the kids of this hospital! Thanks for all of your hard work!!!!!

The container for the blankets looks so funny being empty. I can't wait for it to fill up again. Which reminds me I have a couple of borders to finish
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:44 AM   #2232
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OK I am a day late with pictures. Sorry!
Yesterday was an exciting day for our group. Sharon and I donated the blankets!!! I should have taken more pictures but it was so cold outside and once we got in I forgot to take any.
Here they all are washed and ready.
All packed up and ready to go!
After a few wrong turns we got to the hospital.

The donation was almost anticlimactic. We walked in, filled out the paperwork, and handed over the blankets. The woman we gave the to was very thankful. She assured me they would be used and loved. I know the blankets will make lots of families happy. I was really proud of the beautiful gifts we gave to the kids of this hospital! Thanks for all of your hard work!!!!!

The container for the blankets looks so funny being empty. I can't wait for it to fill up again. Which reminds me I have a couple of borders to finish

Holly,
Think Pink will be ready to go in the mail on Monday. Need next knitters info.

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Old 02-07-2011, 03:27 PM   #2233
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Yay! Good work, everyone!

Holly, I know exactly what you mean about the donation being anticlimactic. I felt the same way when I took blankets to the hospital. It's like you're giving away your children! And the sterile environment at the hospital doesn't feel so welcoming, either.

I think we miss out on the real joy of the donation, when it is given to a baby, and the family sees the blanket wrapped around them. We just have to imagine that part.
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Group Challenge: Genius & Superhero
I would like to make a challenge to all the Oddball Blanket groups.

Use my design ideas to knit two blankets for your group.

Blanket 1: “GENIUS”
Black, White, and Red

Blanket 2: “SUPERHERO”
Comic Book Colors

I think it will be interesting to see what each group does with this!
I will make a new blog, showing the progress of the blankets. Be sure to post photos, which I can use to highlight the work for your regions!

When the blankets are complete, I will send an additional blanket (knit by me) to your region, for you to donate in your area. So, everyone will be a winner!
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Think Pink will be ready to go in the mail on Monday. Need next knitters info.

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Think Pink mailed to Burma today. Info available if needed.
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Thanks Elaine!

Hey everyone what do you think about the challenge? I think it sounds FUN!!! If we have enough interest I say lets do it.
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I'll be glad to help out on the blankets if you decide to do it, because I'm officially part of this region!

I'm especially drawn to the "Genius" colors, because I know that the high contrast blankets are good for developing eye coordination in babies. I used to have some black and white toys for my boys, and they LOVED looking at them!
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More pictures! Here is Splish Splash. It wasn't included in the batch that I donated because I was out of baby detergent. My niece's stomach bug while she was here lead to an enormous amount of washing!

Great job everyone! This was knit by Kellybigeyes,WandaT,Knitgirl2007,Howdovely,SharonP , and LBeck Border by LBECK

Here is Remar-cable

and a closeup of the stitch It is going to the next knitter tomorrow!
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Thanks Elaine!

Hey everyone what do you think about the challenge? I think it sounds FUN!!! If we have enough interest I say lets do it.
Count me in.

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PS. could everyone in this group please put up a little note with some ideas about things they like. Being relatively new, I have a difficult time deciding what to include with my blankies when I send them to the next knitter.
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