Monday, July 18, 2011

Our Blanket is COMPLETE!


Our blanket is finally finished, and ready to give to charity.
Blanket #4 with me

22 knitters from the Knitting Help Forum each took turns knitting a section of our blanket. It was mailed from house to house, all over the US and Canada. Each knitter added their own yarn, and chose a stitch design that felt right to them. Now, our blanket is complete and beautiful!

We are giving our blanket to the Pine Ridge Reservation, the poorest spot in the US. The average life expectancy for residents is only 47 for males and early 50s for women. The unemployment rate is 90% and the teen suicide rate is four times the national average. Basics such as running water, heat and food are scarce for many residents let alone jobs and health care.

We have heard that they really appreciate handmade blankets, so we know this is the right place for our blanket to go.

God speed, Oddball Blanket!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wow! Our Blanket is GORGEOUS!

Today, I received our 4th Oddball Blanket in the mail from the last knitter, and it's looking absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
#4 Almost Complete

I only need to knit a few more inches, cast off the stitches, add a simple border, then it will be complete. After that, the only thing left to do is give it to a worthy charity. :)

22 knitters in the Knitting Help Forum did a great job working on our blanket.

Thank you all so much! *hug*

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Our Blanket is Coming Home!

Woo Hoo!

Our 4th fullsize Oddball Blanket is now on its way back home to Shandeh in North Carolina.

It's been a long, difficult road for this particular blanket. We cast on the blanket in August of 2007, and it's been through lots of delays. But, we're making it to the end now!

Here's how it looked at the start:
Knit with Love - Oddball Charity Blanket #4

And here's the latest photo we have of the blanket:
Oddball #4 - After HollyP

Saturday, November 15, 2008

On the Road to Ohio!

Our blanket is nearing the end of the journey now. Just one more state to visit, before heading back to me in North Carolina. Woo Hoo! :)

The blanket is now going from Samsam in New York to Ladybug Lady in Ohio.

Be careful with our precious knitting, Mr Postman!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ready to Leave New York!

Our blanket has had a wonderful trip through the United States so far. Now, it's in New York, having a visit with Samsam. She's finished with knitting her section, and is ready to send it on.

More updates soon!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Checking out Massachusetts

Our blanket is now in the home of BostonBecca and jumboneedle in Massachusetts. They are each knitting a section before it moves on to New York. Our blanket is growing!

Mass Welcome

Thursday, August 21, 2008

On the Road Again! This time to Massachusetts

HollyP enjoyed working on the Oddball Blanket, and is now sending our blanket off on another road trip. BostonBecca is ready and waiting in Massachusetts!

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