Oddball Blanket #1 is Complete!


#761

Thank you!! :aww:

Well, it’s done and airing in the closet! I took a couple of pictures, but I’m tired and don’t feel like downloading them off my camera right now. (Why yes, yes I’m lazy!) I think the earliest I can get to the post office will be Thursday. I don’t see me making it there tomorrow, and Wednesday is totally taken up with other stuff. As soon as you hear from the next person, Sandy, please let me know!! :muah:


#762

I sent a private message, but I haven’t heard back yet. I’ll give them a few days, then try the next knitter. So, you might have to keep it a few days longer than you planned.


#763

Not a problem! I’ll just get it boxed & ready to go. :woot:


#764

I sent a private message to Brrlracinbt, but she never replied. I don’t have an email address for her, so I will have to move on to the next knitter.

If any of you know how to reach Brrlracinbt, let me know.


#765

Ok, so here are some pictures!

These are the pretty stitch markers Cristy sent me.

And the blanket stretched across my kitchen table. It’s about the only surface I can do this on in the house. Everything else is covered in cat hair. :rofl:

The details don’t show the stitch very clearly. I couldn’t zoom in enough w/o it becoming blurry. But you can sort of see it!


#766

Purty Purty!!! :muah:

I have a ready knitter now! Beekaync is coming over to our blanket from Oddball #5. She is also in North Carolina, so it just makes sense for her to work on it now. :thumbsup:

I’ll send her address to you right now, Misha.


#767

Thank you! :aww:

It’s boxed and ready to go!! It’s kinda spurred me to get other stuff ready to send tomorrow. Get as much done in one go as possible kind of thing…:teehee:


#768

That looks great Misha!:yay:


#769

Thank you, Holly! :muah:


#770

I got the blanket yesterday!!! It is BEAUTIFUL!!! And big!! I can’t wait to get started on it! Misharf also sent a beautiful skein of Malabrigo Kettle Dyed Pure Merino Wool! It feels so NICE, I’ve never had anything so nice!! Thank you Thank you!!!

I already picked out my yarn, and will hopefully start on it tomorrow night. I had in my stash the perfect color. I will use Caron Simply Soft in Bone. I can’t wait!


#771

Yippee! I’m so glad you got the blanket! :woohoo:

Malabrigo is divine, isn’t it? Just wait until you KNIT with it. It feels like heaven on your fingers.
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#772

I’m glad it got there safely, and that you like the Mmmmmalabrigo!


#773

Mmmmmmalabrigo… funny! I’m not sure at all what to knit with it tho - anybody have any suggestions? I’ll put it on my list of next project for ME.


#774

One skein should be enough to make a nice scarf. It will be nice to have that yarn up around your face. :slight_smile:


#775

Ooooh, good idea! Scarves usually are a quick knit so that should be perfect! I’ll have to pick a pattern out of the new 2008 Pattern a Day Calendar I just got for Christmas from a co-worker!!! I love that they know me so well…


#776

That was a GREAT gift! You must talk about your knitting a lot.
:wink:


#777

Oh my goodness…I haven’t looked at this thread in a LONG time…and the blanket…WOW!! :inlove: It is just BEAUTIFUL!! It’s come such a long way since I knitted my Hello-From-Florida sunshiney yellow strip! Soooo pretty! Wonderful job everyone!!!:hug: :heart: :hug:


#778

Kind of unbelievable how it’s grown isn’t it! I really can’t wait to see the finished blanket!


#779

The thing that amazes me is that it IS almost complete, and it has taken LESS than a year!
:woohoo:


#780

Hi everybody! I have been knitting on the blanket a lot, but boy! It certainly takes a lot longer than I thought to do 300 stitches per row!!! I may take a little longer than the two week limit to get my part done, but I will try to get it done by next weekend! The holiday’s put a little bit more on my schedule than usual, but I finally have some down time, and don’t go back to work until next Wednesday. It certainly is keeping me WARM. I LOVE it!