Monday, May 12, 2008

Knitting Oddball Projects for Charity

Wow! Our Oddball Projects are growing like weeds! I'm doing my best to keep up with them, but it's becoming a full-time job. :D

Our fullsize blankets are coming along nicely. You can read about them on the blog.
I'm always amazed to see how far they have come since February of 2007. Over a hundred knitters are involved in those blankets and lapghans.

Our Oddball Baby Blankets and Preemie Blankets are so fun and beautiful. There are almost 100 knitters working on the baby blankets all over the United States, Canada, and England.

So far, in the United States, we have completed almost 20 baby blankets, and are working on 50 more! England is working on about a dozen of them, and more than 20 are being made in Canada.

The baby blankets are quick and fun, and our knitters really enjoy sending packages to each other. Sometimes, they include small gifts, such as candy, tea, coffee, candles, lotion, or handmade soap. And of course, we sometimes give each other yarn or knitting patterns. :D

In addition to the blankets, we are also making Oddball Shawls, which are given to members of the Knitting Help Forum when they need encouragement. So far, we have completed 6 of them, and are working on 5 more. We have given two of them to deserving forum members. What a joy! There are about 20 of us involved in that project.

Right now, I'm working on SO many Oddball projects. I don't have time to work on anything else, so all my other knitting is just sitting in baskets, waiting for me. I wonder if I will ever knit anything besides Oddball projects! Ha!

Here are the things I'm working on right now:

Oddball Shawls
Shades of Pale Shawl (knitting middle section)
Barbie Shawl (adding fringe)
Misty Blues Shawl (adding fringe)
Candy Shop Shawl (adding fringe)
Magic Shawl (adding fringe)

Oddball Preemie Blankets
Citrus Punch (knitting last section, and adding border)
Cherry Blossoms (knitting last section, and adding border)
Spring Fling (knitting last section, and adding border)
Angel Kisses (knitting last section, and adding border)
Sunny Meadow (adding border)
Forest Greens (starting over again, because the other was lost in the mail)

Oddball Blankets
Oddball Blanket #1 - (finishing up, and adding border)
Oddball Lapghan #1 - (finishing up, and adding border)

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