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Old 01-03-2009, 03:59 PM   #241
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I hit the Michael's sale where the cotton yarn was 4 for $5, so I have a bunch ready to go! Add me wherever you need me Sandy!
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:54 PM   #242
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Great deal!
I've added you to "Sweet Princess" and "My Prince".
(You were already on all the others.)

Now, you just wait....you're gonna tell me later you have too many!

(Which is fine....if you get overloaded, just let me know.)
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Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
Great deal!
I've added you to "Sweet Princess" and "My Prince".
(You were already on all the others.)

Now, you just wait....you're gonna tell me later you have too many!

(Which is fine....if you get overloaded, just let me know.)
I know I know....
But since the holidays are over I have much more time for this stuff. Except I should start my holiday knitting now...
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:49 PM   #245
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I was checking out the snuggle website, and it does say that you can use acrylic or cotton. Was wondering if maybe we couldn't include a few acrylic blankies in the mix? Do the same, double the yarn, knit 5 inches. It would greatly improve my stashbusting for the year. I have so much acrylic to work with that I would rather throw into a blankie to have it be washed a gazillion times than use to knit with to make something for a person to wear. Does that make sense???
I would be happy to start one if you wanted to give advice on needle size. Same as the cotton? size 10 or so? I have some 10.5 's that aren't in use? Would anyone like to join????
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I was checking out the snuggle website, and it does say that you can use acrylic or cotton. Was wondering if maybe we couldn't include a few acrylic blankies in the mix? Do the same, double the yarn, knit 5 inches. It would greatly improve my stashbusting for the year. I have so much acrylic to work with that I would rather throw into a blankie to have it be washed a gazillion times than use to knit with to make something for a person to wear. Does that make sense???
I would be happy to start one if you wanted to give advice on needle size. Same as the cotton? size 10 or so? I have some 10.5 's that aren't in use? Would anyone like to join????
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Thanks Mulderknitter!

Here's what I'll do. I'll start another discussion thread for Acrylic Oddball Pet Snuggles. I'll copy your post to that thread, and we'll see who else wants to join in!
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ACRYLIC Oddball Pet Snuggles - Use Your Stash!
Hello everyone!

One of our Oddball Pet Snuggle knitters has asked if we can start making pet snuggles with acrylic yarn instead of cotton. She wants to use up some of her acrylic stash. (The Snuggles website says that animal shelters can use blankets made of acrylic or cotton yarn.)

The guidelines would be the same. Five knitters would each knit for five inches, so the snuggle would measure 24 x 25 inches when it's complete. We would each use two strands of acrylic yarn from our own stash, held together throughout the snuggle. They would be made with all knit stitches, so the snuggles would be nice and thick.

The first knitter would cast on 72 stitches with a size 10, 10.5, or 11 needle.

Our Oddball Pet Snuggles will all be donated to animal shelters to comfort homeless pets.

I'm happy to start some snuggles with acrylic yarn. Anyone else interested?
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Shandeh and Mulder- you said the magic words! ACRYLIC!! Count me in! I am sure you both know the amount of acrylic yarn I have . Just add me where you need me!
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And the cool thing is that we don't have to worry about making it soft enough for a baby! So, we can use up ALL of our acrylic yarn.
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