Sandy has set the bar extremely high but, with help from gmmarton (who has graciously offered to assist with blanket delivery) we can go a long way toward keeping loads of Northeast babies warm! :woohoo:
Plans are still in the early stages, but we’ll likely start with worsted weight blankets, before branching out into preemie (DK/sportweight) blankets, if that’s ok with everyone.
I’ll post info here as decisions are made. All input is welcome! We’ll need knitters for the blankets, of course, and volunteers who might be willing to crochet borders. Please PM me if you are interested.
Once we are well up and rolling, I’ll try to put together a website where we can keep track of the blankets. Any advice from computer-savvy KHers will be greatly appreciated!
If you look on my signature, you will see where I have my blog listed. This is where I show pictures of blankets as they come to me, welcome new members, list finished blankets and post their pictures. You could try setting up a blog there if you wanted to.
In honor of our region, our first blanket will be called the [B]Nor’easter[/B] :cheering:, with pretty blues and whites of the skies and the ocean, and maybe a little stormy gray in there, too. :teehee:
We only need two more knitters and our first blanket will be all set for its August start, including a crocheted border. Thanks to those who have PMed me already!
gmmarton will be delivering our worsted weight blankets to the Pediatric Center at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT.
We have a tentative plan for preemie blankets (DK/sportweight) to go to the Philadelphia area, and I’ll post an update once we have confirmation.
Way to go Northeasters! Our first blanket has a full complement of knitters! :happydance:
kellee0302 (has also offered to crochet our border)
I’ll get it started as soon as I get some needles (Shandeh is sending us a supply), so it will be ready to send out on our official start date.
For our second blanket, how about calling it [B]August, [/B]to honor the ‘birth month’ of our new group?
I read that Peridot is the modern birthstone for August, and it can range in color from “light yellow-green to the intense bright green of new spring grass to olive”. Sounds like gorgeous colors for a blanket to me!!!
Thanks to all for your enthusiasm! Let’s keep Shandeh’s momentum going, and make her proud :mrgreen:
I can’t do a button, but I did have an idea for another blanket once we get rolling - how about Mermaid Tails - lots of teals, blues, greens, purples, pinks? (I was looking at my stash … the idea just came to me … ) I’d be happy to start it whenever…
Thanks, threesmom! That sounds like a great idea for a blanket, with some gorgeous colors!
If you’d like to start it that would be terrific. I’d love to work on it, too.
Do you have a needle from a previous project? If not, I can send you one once I get our supply from Shandeh. Otherwise, if you want to start it on your own needle, and send it to me on waste yarn, I’ll add the needle.
No one here would [U]ever[/U] snitch about stash! :teehee:
Thanks [B]so[/B] much for volunteering! We’d love to have you start a blanket. :happydance: That sounds like a perfect needle size. Autumn in the Northeast is a lovely title, and conjures up such beautiful images.
How about if you start that one? You’ll have several knitters before you on each of the other blankets we’ve already planned, so you shouldn’t get too many at one time. I’d love to work on it, too.
Hi and welcome, Lisa1216! We are always thrilled to have new knitters!
Please send me PM with your address and let me know if you knit (like me) or knit and crochet (like many of our talented folks) and would be willing to help with crocheted borders, if needed.
We haven’t actually reposted instructions yet, so those are a great questions. Our plan right now is to use the model that Shandeh set up for the oddball baby blankets, detailed instructions for which can be found here: http://oddballknitters.blogspot.com/ Just scroll down to the post for worsted weight baby blankets.
In a nutshell, our blankets will come already on a needle, and you should knit 4 inches in a soft, 100% acrylic yarn in the colors of the blanket’s theme. When you are finished, or almost finished, with your part, contact me and I’ll contact the next knitter and see if she/he is ready.
Written instructions will also accompany each blanket, and they’ll be on our blog, too. If you ever have any questions, you can post them here, there are lots of helpful knitters available - or send me a PM.