Thursday, February 20, 2014

Celebrating 7 years of Oddball Blankets for Charity!

Exactly seven years ago tomorrow (Friday, February 21st - 11 am EST) is our 7th Anniversary for making Oddball Blankets for charity!  Read where it all started right HERE.

To celebrate the event, I will be having a GIVE-AWAY tomorrow!

Just go to Shandeh's Facebook Page, and "like" the post about the 7th Anniversary.  
(deadline for entering - Feb 22 @ midnight - end of the day)

Your name will be entered in a drawing for free knit/crochet pattern books.  :)

I am amazed that our blankets are still being made all over North America.  My little idea grew into a huge thing, and the world is better for it. :)

Now, there are several Oddball Knitter groups, making blankets for charity:

East Coast Oddball Knitters

Western Regions Oddball Knitters

Western Canada Oddball Blanket Society

Thank you all for your hard work, making blankets for charity!

Oddball Charity Blanket KAL KH Button
Oddball Blanket #2 Complete

KAL button - Oddball Baby Blanket
Peppy Pastels Baby Blanket Complete!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Getting Stuff DONE!

I've been missing the Yarnspirations website, while they are going through major maintenance.  But, thankfully, I have LOTS of their patterns already downloaded to my computer.
(By the way, if you need one of their patterns right now, you can request it from Customer Support through email, because their email is working just fine:

So, I've been working on some unfinished projects, and starting work on some others I've been wanting to make.  As luck would have it, it's been snowing in my area, so this has given me MORE opportunity for working on my existing projects.

Take a look:

Valentine Dishcloth - DONE

Valentine Dishcloth

Mod Flower Dishcloth, from Bernat's "Bright Ideas" pattern book - DONE

Crochet Dishcloth for B&B Owner

Yoga Socks, using Patons Kroy Socks yarn - DONE

Yoga Sock Complete

And I've been crocheting some more of the "Wagon Wheels" I started last year.  I was able to make 11 wheels with one skein of Vickie Howell "Sheepish" yarn.  I have two skeins left, so I think that will be enough to make a nice scarf or wrap.

Sheepish Wagon Wheels

I've also cast on the "Ripple Baby Blanket", using Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, in the colors "Pitter Patter" and "Baby Yellow".  Photos for that soon.

Bernat Baby Blanket - Pitter Patter

Thursday, February 6, 2014

My Video Reviews: Patons, Bernat, Caron

Over the past year or so, I've been making videos of Patons, Bernat, and Caron yarns when I use them for the first time.  I've made playlists on YouTube for each brand.  Check 'em out!

Bernat Yarns - My Reviews

Patons Yarns - My Reviews

Other Yarns - My Reviews

Be sure to check back occasionally, because I'll be adding new videos as time goes by, and they will be added to the playlists.

Happy Knitting and Crocheting, my friends!  :)

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