Thursday, September 24, 2009

Shandeh's blanket!

Here is Shandeh's blanket. I used grey afghan yarn in the basket weave pattern. I hope that once the blanekt is finished, Shandeh will find lots of warmth and love when she wraps herself in it!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Here are pictures of Dawn's blanket.
I had to follow Holly's lead and do some stripes, as well as the pattern in the olive in the Eyelet Mock Cable Ribbing from Harmony Guide: Knit and Purl.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Spikey's blanket

I finished my section on Spikey's blanket today, and oh my did I love that yarn for her blanket! Nice and warm, but on the lightweight side. Very snuggly!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mulderknitter's Blanket - Garter Stitch Section

I've been working on Mulderknitter's blanket, and I'm almost finished with my section. This chunky yarn goes FAST! I'm just doing garter stitch, because I'm not very creative this week. Also, it's a relaxing knit this way. :)

Here's a photo I took when I first started my garter stitch.
Mulderknitter's Blanket

Friday, August 7, 2009

Holly P's Blanket

I just finished my sections, so before I packed it up to ship, I remembered to take pictures:

Tomorrow, I am off to get this in the mail to MamaDawn.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shandeh's Blanket

Sorry it took so long to get this posted, but here is Shandeh's blanket with the first two sections completed.

I did the second section with Berrella 4 in beige, in a seed stitch checks pattern that is reversible. Loving the fall colors in this blanket!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mulderknitter's Blanket!

Here is a picture of Mulderknitter's blanket! I am the 3rd knitter on it. I used a simple basketweave stitch. It was an easy knit and the yarn was bulky so it didn't take long. It is headed to Shandeh next!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Spikey's Blanket is Bigger Now!

Yesterday, I finished knitting my part of Spikey's blanket. It's looking great!
Spikey - 2 Sections Done

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Spikey's Black Bulky Blanket

I just love the yarn that Spikey has chosen for her blanket! So soft, lush, and comfy!
I feel wonderful when I'm working on it. I just keep thinking, "CUSHY!" :D
Spikey's Blanket

Monday, July 6, 2009

Shandeh's Section on Secksiebrat's Blanket

This past week, I finished knitting my section of Secksiebrat's blanket. I love the yarn she has chosen! So soft and cushy. Just beautiful.
Secksiebrat's Blanket After Shandeh

Friday, July 3, 2009

Let's Get This Party Started!

So far, we've done one mailing for our blankets, and we're slowly making progress!

Some of us (including myself) had a little trouble for the first mailing, so our schedule is kinda wonky. But, that's okay. We have no deadline, and we're all busy with our other Oddball projects. :)

We're trying to get another mailing started for the month of July.

More details to come!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Danielle's Wave oddball blanket!

Here is a picture of the start of my wave's oddball blanket. I'm using "Comfy" yarn from knitpicks. It's a cotton blend and it's very soft, light and airy!! Each section consists of 7 repeats (28 rows) and measures about 5 inches or so. There will be 12 sections total, 6 different colors! I can't wait to mail it out and start working on someone elses! These are going to be such great blankets!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Planning Design, Colors, and Yarn

Now, we are in the planning stage of our blankets. We have a lot to think about!

Will we have every person knit the design of their choice?
Or, will we each choose a pattern that we want to stay consistent on our particular blanket?

What colors do we want for our individual lapghan?

What kind of yarn will we use? Acrylic? Wool? Wool blend?

How will we pay for the yarn? Each person buys all the yarn for their own blanket? Each person uses their own stash on the other blankets?

It's hard to make a firm decision, but I'm sure we'll work it out.

Shandeh has offered some yarn from her stash, so those that need it can take advantage of that. Here are the choices:

Red Heart Super Saver
(Spring Green)
(Plum Pudding)
(Bay Print)
(Bon Bon Print)
(Cottage Garden)
(Rambling Rose)

Berrella 4
(Burgundy Heather)
(Baby Blue)
(Bois de Rose)
(Pale Damson)

old Malina yarns

Bernat Softee Chunky
(True Taupe)
(Denim Ombre)

Caron Simply Soft

Caron Colour Perfect

Plymouth Encore Worsted
(Green 1604)
(Sage Green 1232)
(Orange 1383)
(Red 1386)

Lion Wool-Ease Worsted
(Grey Heather)

Remember Christmas Yarn

Woolworth Wintuk

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Oddball Blankets for Us!

For the past three years, several of us in the Knitting Help Forum have been making Oddball Blankets for charity.

There are nine ladies that lead the project all over the United States. Our leaders have decided to make lapghan-sized blankets for ourselves as well, so we can have something special to remember our project in the years to come. We will be taking turns knitting on our blankets, specifying the colors we want for our own blankets.

It's an entirely selfish project, but we deserve a little something special after all the work we've done on our blankets for charity. (So far, our group has made over 200 blankets for children's hospitals, and several pet snuggles for animal shelters all over the country!)

We'll be posting messages here about the kind of blanket we each want, as well as the colors we prefer. We're so excited!! :)