Oddball Pet Snuggles - Cotton or Acrylic Yarn


#1861

If you need more people to sign up to help, I’ll be glad to. I just need the “rules” for knitting a pet snuggle. I love animals!


#1862

Welcome! I’ve sent you a PM with the requirements. They are also in the first post of this thread.

For everybody, here are the snuggles that need knitters:

[B]Collie Cuddle[/B] (unthemed, any color, beginning with taupe and autumn colors):

  1. Katie/sakurapanda
  2. Susan/susanuehl

[B]TBD[/B]:

  1. KristinMei

Currently “in the wild”:

[B]Into The Forest[/B] (unthemed, any color):

  1. Susan/susanuehl
  2. ZoseyPosey <-- Currently knitting
  3. sakura-panda
  4. KristinMei
  5. salmonmac

#1863

Into the Forest is on the way to you! It should be there on Saturday.


#1864

Thanks for the message. I’ve got a lot of bright red and yellow yarn, so sign me up for something where those colors will work.


#1865

I’ll be happy to join either of the blankets that are still in need of knitters too. Thanks for coordinating these projects.


#1866

Put me down for whichever blanket you want. I’ve almost finished a pair of gloves as a prize for a friend’s blog contest and I’ll be ready to work on another project. I have way more yarn than anyone ought to be allowed to have.


#1867

Got it! Thanks! It’s so pretty. I have a new excuse to go yarn shopping – I don’t have any of the right colors in my stash at the moment. (Well, not any that I’ll admit to having anyway. :teehee: )


#1868

Thanks! :thumbsup:

If you want to be added to more than one blanket, let me know, but for the moment I’m adding everyone to the first blanket:

[I]Tentative, order To Be Determined:[/I]

[B]Collie Cuddle[/B] (unthemed, any color, beginning with taupe and autumn colors):

  1. Katie/sakurapanda
  2. Susan/susanuehl
  3. Lizars1735
  4. salmonmac
  5. maryknitwit

[B]TBD[/B]:

  1. KristinMei

[I]Currently “in the wild”:[/I]

[B]Into The Forest[/B] (unthemed, any color):

  1. Susan/susanuehl
  2. ZoseyPosey
  3. sakura-panda <-- Currently knitting
  4. KristinMei
  5. salmonmac

Color isn’t important with any these blankets – the animals aren’t fussy – except to those of us that like to have an excuse to buy a new skein or two. :wink:


#1869

Hi Katie,

Whenever you want to send Collie Cuddle, I am ready!

Susan


#1870

The last person donates to an animal shelter near them, right? I’m looking around for shelters in my area for when the Collie Cuddle blanket finally gets to me. I may end up mailing it to a shelter in Little Rock, but I’ll see what I can find in Conway.

By the way, what yarn is used for Collie Cuddle?


#1871

Yes, the last person donates and then starts the next blanket. If you have trouble finding a shelter or would prefer to not donate, let me know. I just threw everyone’s name up in the order they signed up and was waiting to make sure everyone was willing to work on that blanket before I assigned spots.

We are using acrylic yarn on Collie Cuddle, worsted weight, two strands held together. I am planning to start it with one each of Vanna’s Choice and Red Heart Super Saver, if that helps. :slight_smile:

I’m slacking as I now have two blankets and am not working on either. I’m taking a break from knitting (except on these since I can do these pretty quickly) but it seems I went too far because I forgot I’m supposed to be working on them. :oops:

I will get started on them either tonight or tomorrow night and get at least one of them in the mail early next week.


#1872

Looking forward to it!


#1873

I’m fine with being after susauehl on Collie Cuddle


#1874

Have the blankets gone out yet? Huh? Have they? Have they? :knitting:


#1875

I’ve knit two rows on one blanket. :oops: This time change has really done me in this year – which is strange because usually it invigorates me! I’ll work on it this weekend and give an update on Monday – hopefully it will be finished by then. Sorry for the delay!


#1876

No worries!


#1877

I second that. Take your time and enjoy the knitting. No sense letting this become just another chore.


#1878

They’re right! No worries! All is well. I have other knitting projects to keep me occupied. Two shawls in the works.


#1879

Thanks – you all are so kind and patient! :hug:

I’ve heard it many times before, but last week I heard (again) that sometimes continental knitting is easier for a new knitter who has crocheted in the past. I keep trying to hold the yarn in my left hand (I crocheted when I was young, before I learned to knit) and I haven’t come up with a good way to do that with English knitting. :teehee:

On Saturday, I used the Knitting Help app to teach myself continental knitting and after a 1.5" x 6" swatch I thought I had it figured out; I abandoned my scrap swatch to work on Into the Forest. I found that it was a little more difficult with two strands on sticky and rounded bamboo needles than one strand on slick and pointy Harmony needles. I was happy with my progress though, and figured I just needed more practice.

Then I added the TV. :doh: After about a half dozen rows, I saw that I dropped a couple of consecutive stitches row back; I picked them up and kept going, and then a couple of rows later I found more dropped stitches, a couple of rows back.

I ripped it out to the dropped stitches and switched back to my regular English knit style.

I think that it might have been too soon for me to work with two strands (while watching TV ;)) on a project that I feel like I should be rushing. (I know I don’t need to rush – but you know how you get that feeling and can’t help yourself.)

Overally, I liked the continental knitting much better than my normal English style. I’m just not ready to multi-task with it yet, at least not with multiple strands.

I should have measured it before I went to bed last night – I think I’ve finished about two inches so far. I hope to have it finished by the end of the week. (It seems like I’ve said that before. :blush: )


#1880

It’s always an adventure when you teach yourself something new! I agree, a quiet place, if you can find it, would be ideal. You can concentrate on making the stitches and developing muscle memory for the technique.