Midwest Great Plains Oddball Baby Blankets

Hello friendly charity knitters and crocheters! :waving:

We work together to make Oddball Baby Blankets for charity. Our blankets will be made according to the requests of local hospital(s), so keep watching this thread to see our guidelines.

[B]Midwest [U]Great Plains[/U][/B] [B]Baby Blankets [/B]are led by kellyh57

The Great Plains region includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

If you would like to volunteer to help make baby blankets, please send a private message to kellyh57, and she will help you get started!

Our project will begin in August, so let’s start our plans!

Hi! It’s me! I’m so excited to get started with this. Like Sandy said, let me know if you’d like to be included. I think we have all the names from the other thread, but it wouldn’t hurt to send another PM if you want to be sure you’re up to date on the new format!


I would love to do a regular sized blanket or two while I’m heading up the Midwest Preemie Blankets.

I’ll be sending yarn and needles your way soon, Kelly! :muah:

Have fun making blankets, Great Plains Region!
Be good to your new leader. :muah:

Any thoughts on themes? Before I came up with the idea to use children’s book/nursery rhymes for the preemie blankets, here was a list I had:

Amber Waves of Grain/Golden Fields (amber, blue, green)
Snowy Winter
4 Seasons
Prairie Flowers

Man has the last month just FLOWN by or what? My son started school today so things are settling down. I’m going to cast on to the tulip blanket I talked about on the other Midwest thread. I’ll pick out a tulip pattern and we can all stick to tulip colors. You can either follow the same tulips or I’ll toss in some ideas on other patterns. Tulips come in just about every color, so I don’t think it’ll be hard to stick to those colors! If we can, I’d love to get someone to add a green border when we’re done!

Any takers on the blanket or border?


Go Great Plains! :cheering:

Okay, scratch that. I can’t find an easy, non-holey tulip pattern that I like that will work! I’m going for Neon Lights now! I have some bright orange that I’ll start with. Any takers on this one? Use any bright color, any pattern, any yarn!


Oooo…I LOVE Neon! We’ve had [U]two[/U] good Neon colored blankets before. :heart:

I’ve got my3boys and farmgirl so far. Any more takers?


Kelly, I think you should go ahead and get it started, and mail it to the next knitter. After you post a few photos, I bet some of your knitters will come out of the woodwork! :hug:

Come on, Great Plains knitters! :thumbsup:

Yep. I’m finishing up a preemie blankie and I’ll get it going as soon as that’s done! I figure the worst that can happen is I’ll end up finishing it all myself!


I can do more than one part if you need me to! We don’t want any cold babies!:grphug:

I can start a couple blankets for you if you need. Even though I’m not in your region, I can still help out. Since I have supplies here already, it will be easy to do.

I haven’t mailed your package of yarn and needles yet, Kelly, because my funds ran out! :pout: But, I should be able to send it this week. :thumbsup:

No problem! I’ve got so much yarn left over from the last go-round that yarn is the least most needed thing in my house! My husband and I were JUST discussing my yarn stash vs. his computer junk stash. :wink:

Neon Lights is a few inches in. Should be heading out the door this week to my3boys :cheering:



Great news!!!

I finally got Neon Lights sent off to my3boys. I used bright orange (Simply Soft Brites Mango) and a triangle pattern. Here’s a picture!



I received Neon Lights today. I will get started on it and let you know when I am ready to send it on. I can do more than one part if it is needed.