Saturday, December 15, 2007

Blanket #3 - Where Are You?!

Oh dear! We're not sure what's happened with our pretty wool blanket.

The last we heard, it was being mailed by mjscott to letah75 in California. But, she hasn't seen it yet.

Where are you, Blanket #3?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Safe in Montana

Our blanket had a safe journey to Montana, and will soon be on the way to California!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

On the way to Montana

After a nice visit in Minnesota, now it's time for our traveling wool blanket to head over to mjscott in Montana. Be kind to our blanket, Mr. Postman! :D

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Our Blanket is in Minnesota!

Now, our blanket is enjoying the beautiful scenery of Minnesota at the home of kashadilla!
Minnesota Minnesota Welcome

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

ElenTikvah is knitting her part!

ElenTikvah in Wisconsin received our blanket, and is working on her part now!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Going to Wisconsin!

Time to travel again! On to Wisconsin we go!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Here's our beautiful blanket, after divagirl finished her knitting.
She works at a furniture store, so she posed our blanket there!

on a sofa:
Oddball Blanket #3

and on a bed:
Oddball Blanket #3

ElenTikvah will be getting the blanket next!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Blanket #3 is in Pennsylvania!

Our blanket just arrived at divagirl's house in Pennsylvania!


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Our Blanket Enjoyed A Trip to Illinois!

MaryB knit her part, using KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Black Cherry.

She says the blanket was a little bored-----it only watched the White Sox and Cubs on TV.
90 plus degrees and high humidity in Chicagoland kept her inside in the AC!!!

Now, she's ready to mail the blanket to the next knitter - divagirl in Pennsylvania!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Our Blanket Went to See the Yankees Play!

How cool is this?

Our latest knitter, DeAnzaJig, took our blanket to a Yankees game!

Here is our blanket, on her arm, at Yankees Stadium. :)
Oddball Blanket #3 at a Yankee's Game!

And here's our blanket chillin out on a stadium seat:
Oddball Blanket #3 had a Seat at a Yankee's Game!

And guess what? The Yankees WON!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Lisa is Finished!

Lisa 1216 was FAST! Her part of the blanket is complete, and it looks like a BIG SMILE in her photo! She used Cascade 220 for her knitting.
Lisa1216 Knitting

Now, the blanket is on its way to DeAnzaJig!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Oddball Blanket #3 - Hangin' Out in New York

Lisa1216 is almost finished knitting her part of our blanket, and will soon be mailing it to DeAnzaJig. Photos soon!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Taking the Fast Lane through Connecticut!

I think that Jeremy has won the award for fastest knitter on our Oddball Blanket KAL!

He very quickly did his section in garter stitch, and our blanket is getting lovelier than ever!
Jeremy used Wool of the Andes and Patons Wool.

Jeremy is now sending the blanket off to Lisa1216 in New York!
Jeremy Knitting

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Summertime Wool Knitting

Our blanket has continued its progress through the Oddball Knitters on the list, by spending some time in the hands of carmabelle1191 in New Jersey, and Jeremy in Connecticut.

Carmabelle used a full skein of Cascade 220 in light blue, then added some leftover purple Cascade 220 that rennfamily included with the blanket when it was mailed to her.
blanket after carmabelle

Now, Jeremy has finished his portion, and is ready to mail it out.

Hopefully, our next knitter (Lisa1216) will be available to knit their part. I've tried to contact her, but don't know if she'll respond right now. It's a holiday weekend in the States, so she could be out of town. Here's hoping!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Some Oddball Blanket Bonding in New Jersey!

Carmabelle1191 in New Jersey just received the Oddball Blanket at her doorstep, and was THRILLED with the extra goodies she got from Rennfamily.
Gift from rennfamily
2 skeins of Malabrigo! 2 back-issues of Vogue Knitting! A Burt's Bees giftpack!

And the purple knitting that Rennfamily added in Maryland has really dressed up our blanket.

Things are looking good for our Wool Oddball Blanket!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Maryland Knitting Added

Our first Maryland knitter added a beautiful variegated section to our 3rd Oddball Blanket.

How lovely!
Oddball Blanket #3, with variegated yarn added

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Woo Hoo! Our Blanket is in Maryland!

Our Oddball Blanket travelled QUICKLY this time!!

It's now enjoying a vacation in the hands of bobi1218 in Maryland.


Here's a view of Baltimore, Maryland I found online. It looks like a beautiful place!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Blanket #3 on the road to Maryland!

Now it's bobi1218's turn to wait for our blanket!

It's in the mail.

Please be careful with our blanket, postal carriers!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Virginia knitting is complete!

Our wool blanket enjoyed its stay in the lovely state of Virginia!

Losnana added three more colors to the blanket. White, Rose, and Blue.

How pretty!
Virginia Knitting Complete

Now, the blanket is ready to travel to Maryland!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007


Our Wool Oddball Blanket is looking SO HAPPY and COLORFUL!

Melissa in North Carolina did the yellow, green and purple section.

Losnana in Virginia added the white, and is now putting on some more rows in a lovely shade of rose.
Colorful 100% Wool Oddball Blanket

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Time for ANOTHER Oddball Blanket!

So far, the wonderful knitters of the Knitting Help Forum have started knitting two Oddball Blankets for charity. We each knit all the way across the blanket for 3 inches, then we mail it to the next person in line to continue knitting.

When the blankets are completed by the 25 knitters in each chain, they will be given to charity! :)

The first two blankets were made with washable yarn. We have decided to make our third blanket with 100% WOOL yarn, so we can give it to a charity that requires natural fibers.

Here is the route the blanket will be traveling, starting and ending with the red square in North Carolina:
Map for the 3rd Oddball Blanket!

I am the first knitter. I used some vintage wool in my stash, which is a dull grey color. After a few rows of that, I was ready for some color! So, I grabbed some old packets of Kool-Aid and mixed them with some water on the stove, and brought it to a boil. Then, I turned down the heat, and added some beige wool yarn. After a while, the wool absorbed all the color from the Kool-Aid, and became a BEAUTIFUL deep red.
Dyeing Yarn with Kool-Aid

Strawberry Tea Koolaid Dyed Yarn - Beautiful!
Now, my grey knitting has been livened up by the Kool-Aid red, and looks MUCH better.

The blanket is ready to travel to Lissalue now!
Ready for Lissalue