Saturday, December 15, 2007
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Our blanket had a difficult journey from California, and has survived to arrive in Arizona!
I think our blanket deserves some safe travels for a while. It's been through a LOT!
Now, it is lucky_alf2's turn to add her knitting to the blanket. She promises to give us a photo so we can see how it looks with the knitting added by herself and Ginger0104.
Friday, August 3, 2007
Several of our knitters for this blanket have experiences personal issues, so that has added to the delay.
I just hope that things improve for us soon. :(
Right now, the blanket has completed it's visit to California, and is hopefully on its way to Arizona.
We'll all be hoping for a safe journey!
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Just a quick update, the blanket has arrived in Wyoming, RiverDaughter has received it with a few presents added by AnreeAce. There are no pictures as of yet but as soon as there are I'll post them.
I can tell you AnreeAce said she got the presents from Fresh Water Fibers. Apparently one of the vendors at the Eugene Saturday Market sells the yarn.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Here are some pictures of the blankets progress:
AnreeAce use a tumbling block pattern which personally I think looks lovely! Thanks to all those who have knitted so far, and all those waiting to add their own love and caring to this blanket.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
An up close and personal look at the pattern:
A little farther away:
A look at the "wrong" side.
Ok, we are now 3 knitters down! AnreeAce is the next on the list. It should be a pretty quick turn over, as the blanket will be traveling form Washington State to Oregon State. Since it won't be traveling internationally, it should be less likely to morph.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Well the blanket is back in the USA. Dangles decided not to try her luck with the Postal Service, as our blanket might have turned into a dancing camel....so she hand delivered it to REVS. Very cool of her. Dangles and REVS met up, did some yarn shopping (of course) and went out to dinner. According to REVS, "It makes the whole thing so much more special if you can put a face to the previous and next people that will knit on this together, creating such a lovely piece of love and compassion."
Here are pictures of the blanket and the extra presents that Dangles included:
Very cool! Our blanket is making progress, and the compassion and love is spreading. Truly this will be a special give for whomever receives it!
Thursday, May 3, 2007
"Colourwise: I ended up going with "Lt Country Blue 9709" (Caron Simply Soft) It just went better with the colours that Shandeh had started the blanket with. It almost looks like a "setting of sun" colours now".
I'll bet it's beautiful, and I know I can't wait so see the pictures.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
So now, everything is right in the world.
Dangles in Canada is now able to knit her portion of the blanket, so we'll keep you updated on the details as the days go by.
I'm setting aside the other blanket I started, so we can make ANOTHER blanket together. :)
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
But, we're talking about a lot of hard-headed knitting women here, with LOTS of yarn on their hands.
So, we're plugging along.
Here's our SECOND beginning to our Oddball Charity Blanket #2
(edited April, 2007 - this will now be the beginning of our 4th Oddball Blanket!)
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Apparently the Monkey is really purple, Dangles stated the lighting makes it appear pink. You should be able to view the video on the right hand side of the blog. I believe all you need to do to see the monkey in action is click on the thumbnail on the right hand side.
If not here is the link to the monkey on youtube.com.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
We haven't updated in a while because the blanket was en route. Now we all thought it was en route to Dangles in Canada....but somehow the blanket ended up in Italy?!? Here is Shandeh's post on the subject: (get ready for a giggle)
We have some bad news about our afghan.
It was mailed to ITALY by mistake!!!
Ya gotta laugh about it though. I bet that lady in Italy is scratching her head trying to figure it out.
(Dangles got the package that should have gone to Italy today, and it has a singing monkey inside!)
SO......back to the drawing board....or should I say "knitting" board?
I can start another one and mail it to Dangles. No problem at all.
But, the sad thing is.....my gift to Dangles is gone now.
Just to let you know, it was a LOT of vintage knitting magazines. Oh well. I have lots more things in my craft room that I can share.
So there we are, to quote Shandeh "back to the knitting board". :-) Now we know why it was taking a while to get to Canada. I don't know if they know who it went to, or if it'll ever make it's way back to North America, but if it does it will be the most well traveled charity blanket in our Oddball history.
Another blanket will be begun, and sent out. So knitters stay strong, your turn will come, just a little later than expected.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Shandeh has finished her portion of the blanket!!! You know what that means....the blanket has begun its international odyssey!!! From Shandeh's hands it will travel across the US/Canada border and into the hands of Dangles.
Included with the blanket is; a memo with instructions on what each person should do, a notebook for us to use as a journal during the knitting of the blanket, and a dryer sheet in with the blanket as well, to keep it smelling fresh during all its travels.
How exciting is this?!?
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Shandeh has finished knitting the beginning section, and will be mailing it to Canada this weekend.
Here is the list of 25 knitters, IN ORDER!
Shandeh (North Carolina)
MarDi (New Hampshire)
kristinw (New Hampshire)
scarlettbegonias1 (North Carolina)
And here is our map, showing how the blanket will travel during its creation.
Let's get this party started!
Here is a picture of how the blanket looks right now. Shandeh is almost done with her portion.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
As soon as the list has been worked on, Shandeh will have the order the blanket will travel, and it will be posted here. Congrats to all the knitters and a big THANK YOU for participating!
Here are the names and locations of those who are definite knitters. We have three pending knitters: XbelovedXoneX (Detroit area), knitknut (Texas), and mjscott. That means if XbelovedXoneX, knitnut, and mjscott do get signed up, there will be only pinch knitter spaces left. Pinch knitters are very important. We all know that life happens and sometimes people will be unable to knit on the blanket due to no fault of their own. So if you are still interested definitely get your name in!!!
Since Shandeh has already cast-on and started knitting, as soon as the last 3 knitters are confirmed, I'm pretty sure the blanket will be ready to go to the next person on the list. Be sure Shandeh has your mailing address, so you too can knit on the beautiful charity blanket.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
So if you want to participate, let her know here.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
A dedicated needle will be used for this blanket, so no one will have to go buy a needle. Additionally, people have mentioned the desire for a lifeline. If you don't know how to do a lifeline, here is a how to video. If you prefer written instructions here they are.
At the end, the blanket should measure approximately 60 inches by 80 inches, after a border has been added. The border will be added by Shandeh.
To make things more fun, we'll be writing about ourselves and our involvement in the project in a small notebook which will be traveling with the blanket. We'll also be adding some photos if we want.
All of the photos posted on KH will be posted on this blog.
We haven't chosen a definite charity yet, but we have plenty of time to decide. Right now, we are considering the Salvation Army Homeless Shelters, Warm the World, or a battered women's shelter.
The first blanket has been received by the fourth participant. So far everyone who has knitted on the blanket has sent the next person in line a little present. People have gotten yarn, CDs, homemade cards, etc. The people of KH are wonderful, and giving people.
As soon as a final list of Blanket #2 participants has been compiled, the names will be added to the right hand side of this blog, in order of who will receive it. You can track the progress, by looking next to every one's name. If they have finished the blanket you will see "-done" next to their name.
As of today at 4:12p.m. California time, we still need 11 people. As soon there are 25 participants the blanket will get started. Shandeh has already cast-on the 300 stitches.
Friday, March 16, 2007
MarDi (New Hampshire)
scarlettbegonias1 (North Carolina)
kristinw (New Hampshire)
There are 6 knitters who are interested in participating on both blankets. However, someone who has not yet participated in an Oddball Charity Blanket will have first priority if they would like to participate. Therefore, if there are 13 people out there who are interested in knitting for charity, let Shandeh know. You can find her on the Knitting Help forum (www.knittinghelp.com) or at the first Oddball Charity Blanket blog .
Now I would just like to point out that blanket number 2 will be an international blanket, with Canada joining to donate to charity!!
More will be posted soon regarding the second blanket.