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!! :)