Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wow, Our Blankets Are Really Growing Fast!!

Wow! You issue a group a challenge, and they really rise to the occasion!

About a month and a half ago, the coordinator asked the group if it would be willing to work double-time to get the blankets cranked out before the post office raises the postage rate in May.

Well, the ladies have been working feverishly to reach this goal, and the blankets are literally flying off of the needles!

Here's the progress of several, with a few completed ones as well!

One of our members, Pinnut, has cranked out three new blankets since the last blog post. This one is called Chutes and Ladders.

She also knit Arctic Ice. Dimpledapple finished it with a lovely border (her first blanket border for the group! Great job!!).

Pinnut also made Little Princess. She knit the border too! For details on the border, please visit her blog.

Sepenguins posted this picture of Pumpkin Pie. We started it back in the Fall, before Thanksgiving. It has resumed its journey across the West Coast...about halfway done.

The next blanket is Surf and Sand. One more knitter to go before it gets a border!

Here's Jewel of the Nile. It, too, has one more knitter before heading to the last gal for a border.

This blanket is called Chocolate Covered Cherries. It reminds me of a hot fudge sundae! Yum!

This blanket is Fruity Pebbles. It's one of our newer blankets. The colors remind me of summer fruit!

Here's Snowball, which we decided had to be all white, of course! One of our newest knitters recently added her section...her first Oddball blanket! Woo Hoo!

Great job ladies!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Our Blankets Continue to Grow!

Our blankets are quickly growing. We've set a goal for ourselves...hoping to get the blankets finished before the postage rate goes up in May.

Kaniger recently finished her section of Surf and Sand:

Krismorales added her section to Flower Power. It's a very bright blanket!

Pinnut has also been busy...once again knitting an entire blanket on her own! She's named this one Arctic Ice. Dimpledapple will be adding the border.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Jewel of the Nile

Here's the latest photo of Jewel of the Nile:

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Updates on our Blankets

I'm afraid I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to update the blog with the newest photos of our blankets.

Here's Jewel of the Nile:

Surf and Sand:

Flower Power:

The next blanket is Creamsicle, which was knit by Pinnut. Kaniger knit the border.

Last month, I washed the 18 blankets we had completed to that point:

They were packaged up individually and grouped by type (worsted and DK):

The larger (worsted) blankets were sent off to grannydani, who donated to the hospital she works at:

I'm going to contact a hospital in Denver to donate the preemie (DK) blankets to.