Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Blanket is Back at Shandeh's House

After spending about a month at Cottage Yarn, our blanket grew a tiny bit. We also received 3 skeins of yarn donated from the shop! So, we will use that yarn to work on adding more length to our blanket.

Lestrella (a local member of the Knitting Help Forum) has offered to help knit some, so I'll be getting together with her soon to pass it over.

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Oddball Blanket is at Cottage Yarn!

Our 1st Oddball Blanket is very near completion. Shandeh laid the blanket out on a queen size bed, and realized that we need about 12 more inches to make it full-size.

Since the blanket is so large, it's just too expensive to mail to another knitter. So, she has taken the blanket to her favorite local yarn shop, Cottage Yarn, in Mint Hill, North Carolina. There, visitors can see the blanket, read the journal, and knit a few rows. They can even write a few words in the journal!

So, if you happen to be in North Carolina, go by Cottage Yarn to see our beautiful blanket, before it is given to charity!

Blanket #1 at Cottage Yarn Blanket #1 at Cottage Yarn 4 Blanket #1 at Cottage Yarn 3

(Pardon the quality of these photos - they were taken with my little Sony Clie PDA.)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Getting Final Touches Added!

Our 1st Oddball Blanket has had quite an adventure over the past year. It began in Shandeh's house on February 25th, 2007.
(Oddball Blanket) First Knitter - Shandeh

And has grown to a beautiful blanket, handknit by 25 knitters!

We are now finishing up the blanket, weaving in the ends, adding a few more rows of knitting, and adding a border.

Won't it be wonderful to see it complete?

We are really looking forward to giving this handknitted work to charity. :)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

22 Knitters Have Created a Beautiful Blanket!

Our 22 knitters have done a BEAUTIFUL job on the 1st Oddball Blanket for charity.

Today, Howdovely and Shandeh met at Starbucks to handoff the blanket.

Blanket #1 Handoff