Thursday, August 21, 2008

Congratulations Oddball Knitters!

Our Original Oddball Baby Blanket project is almost complete!

We started our first Oddball Baby Blanket in the Fall of 2007. Each blanket was knit by 6 different knitters, then a crochet border was added to make them complete. The blankets were cast on by the first knitter, then mailed to the next knitter, then mailed to the knitter after that, and so on. The blankets were kept on the same knitting needles throughout their creation, so each knitter only had to add their yarn and start knitting! Sometimes, knitters would include gifts in the package, to make it more fun. :)

(Now, our list of knitters has grown beyond what I can handle by myself, so we have split into regions all over the country. )

We are just now completing all the blankets we started as a large group. So far, we've finished 31 blankets!!! And we're still finishing up 5 more. So, that will be a total of 36 handknit blankets for the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Yippee!!!

Way to go, Oddball Baby Blanket Knitters! :D

Here's a view of some of our completed Oddball Baby Blankets:

Consistent Pattern Baby Blanket West Coast Blanket Patriotic Party after Spikey Fruity Loops Finished Fairy Dance Complete Purple Paradise after gmmarton Neon Fun Complete Rainbow Joy Complete Angel Wings Complete Easter Basket after jjminarcik Summer Fun Complete Jewelry Box Complete 2 Melon Medley Complete Sunny Days Complete Neon Rainbow Complete Red Roses Complete Fruit Stripes Complete Sunshine Punch ready for border Speed Racer Complete Wildflowers Complete Flash

Sunday, July 20, 2008

New Regions for our Blankets!!

Recently, I have decided to delegate the leadership of this wonderful project to 7 knitters in the Knitting Help Forum. Good luck, my friends!

Northeast Region - Spikey
(NE Region includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.)

Southeast Region - MAmaDawn
(SE Region includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.)

Midwest Region - traceleighj
(MW Region includes: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.)

Southwest Region - Secksiebrat
(SW Region includes: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.)

West Coast Region- purlingkitten
(West Coast Region includes: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.)

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Our Completed Baby Blankets

Woo Hoo! Now we have LOTS of baby blankets, ready for the children's hospital!!

Our blankets are look more creative everyday! :)

"Speed Racer"
Handknit by HollyP, threesmom, gmmarton, pinnut3200, and kellee0302
Speed Racer Complete

Handknit by Spikey, MAmaDawn, kellee0302, LBECK, and Shandeh
Wildflowers Complete Flash

"Sunshine Punch"
Handknit by threesmom, Spikey, traceleighj, LBECK, HollyP, SteveDallas, and KnittinMitchie
Sunshine Punch ready for border

"Rainbow Sherbet" (we DEFINITELY need a new photo of this one! Ha!)
Handknit by bethany, howdovely, Spikey, kellyh57, and boo1
Rainbow Sherbet after howdovely

"Puppy Dog Tails" (Hopefully, we'll get a new photo soon)
Handknit by stagebear, threesmom, EvanstonMichelle (Ravelry), knittinicole, kayrun, and jjminarcik
Puppy Dog Tails after threesmom

"Fruit Stripes"
Handknit by Ladylou, Constance123, bethany, Secksiebrat, Robinknits, mamapaulsel, and LBECK
Fruit Stripes Complete

"Happy Bluebirds"
Handknit by Robinknits, Auburnchick, Karne, nostash2big, Spinningcrna, and MamaDawn
Happy Bluebirds Complete

"Rainbow Joy II"
Handknit by gmmarton, Spikey, kellyh57, auburnchick, wickedphantm, and HollyP
Rainbow Joy II Complete

"Red Roses"
Handknit by Spikey, grannydani (Ravelry), pinnut3200, Robinknits, and HollyP
Red Roses Complete

"Neon Rainbow"
Handknit by gmmarton, MAmaDawn, howdovely, pinnut3200, LBECK, and Ladylou
Neon Rainbow Complete

"Sunny Days"
Handknit by Shandeh, alleusion, rissa, kellybigeyes, kellee0302, erngrn, and KnittinMitchie
Sunny Days Complete

"Summer Fun"
Handknit by Secksiebrat, auburnchick, Spikey, pinnut3200, and cdjack
Summer Fun Complete

"Jewelry Box"
Handknit by MAmaDawn, rissa, Constance123, kellee0302, onb4050, auburnchick, and KnittinMitchie
Jewelry Box Complete 2

"Melon Medley"
Handknit by gmmarton, auburnchick, Ladylou, kellyh57, bethany, wickedphantm, and LBECK
Melon Medley Complete

"Ocean Waves"
Handknit by traceleighj, Constance123, gmmarton, Foxyie, jjminarcik, and Snowbear
Ocean Waves after jjminarcik

"Firetruck Lane"
Handknit by MAmaDawn, HollyP, pinnut3200, Robinknits, Constance123, and Snowbear
Firetruck Lane after Robinknits

"Easter Basket"
Handknit by Shandeh, Secksiebrat, bethany, auburnchick, pinnut3200, and jjminarcik
Easter Basket after jjminarcik

"Angel Wings"
Handknit by Tobinknit, mom2hancj, Shandeh, bethany, kellyh57, auburnchick, and jhelanee
Angel Wings Complete

"Blues and Greens"
Handknit by Foxyie
Pretty Baby Blanket from Foxyie

"Rainbow Joy"
Handknit by Shandeh, Spikey, Foxyie, auburnchick, gmmarton, and Spikey
Rainbow Joy Complete

"Neon Fun"
Handknit by Shandeh, Doodknitwit, howdovely, mom2hancj, pinnut3200, and auburnchick
Neon Fun Complete

"Purple Paradise"
Handknit by Shandeh, Foxyie, Secksiebrat, jhelanee, HollyP, and gmmarton
Purple Paradise after gmmarton

"Fairy Dance"
Handknit by Shandeh, gmmarton, traceleighj, auburnchick, suziehomemaker, and Robinknits
Fairy Dance Complete

"Fruity Loops"
Handknit by Shandeh, HollyP, auburnchick, losnana, SteveDallas, and traceleighj
Fruity Loops Finished

"Patriotic Party"
Handknit by Shandeh, Suziehomemaker, gmmarton, MAmaDawn, Spikey, and bethany
Patriotic Party after Spikey

"Mexican Fiesta"
Handknit by Shandeh, Secksiebrat, kayrun, Robinknits, kellyh57, and Snowbear
Mexican Fiesta Complete

"Peppy Pastels"
Handknit by Shandeh, Doodknitwit, howdovely, rissa, jhelanee, and Tobinknit
Peppy Pastels Baby Blanket Complete!

We have completed some other blankets, but are waiting for a final photograph.

"Dreamy Blues"
Handknit by HollyP, gmmarton, Secksiebrat, cdjack, MAmaDawn, and Snowbear
Dreamy Blues after 5 knitters

"Shamrock Hills"
Handknit by Shandeh, debinoz, jjminarcik, Foxyie, bethany, and Snowbear
Shamrock Hills after Foxyie

"Happy Crayons"
Handknit by gmmarton, suziehomemaker, pinnut3200, Spikey, Constance, and Snowbear
Happy Crayons after Spikey

"Pretty Princess"
Handknit by Shandeh, Robinknits, suziehomemaker, traceleighj, auburnchick, and Spikey
Pretty Princess after auburnchick

"Berry Bliss"
Handknit by Shandeh, wickedphantm, HollyP, pinnut3200, suziehomemaker, and kayrun
Berry Bliss after pinnut3200

And here are some blankets that were knit over a year ago, by several members of the Knitting Help Forum:

"West Coast Blanket"
West Coast Blanket

"No Name Blanket" (tee-hee)
Consistent Pattern Baby Blanket