Thursday, December 27, 2007

My block

Well, once I realized we weren't going to be able to finish this for this year, I set the bag aside, but I did finish one block:

12-16-07051 copy

I really like the stripes, although I'm a bit miffed that I didn't think to make the stripes work out to be even all the way through! Oh well... I'll make more of the 2 color blocks for sure. I'm thinking I'll make sure I make them in coordinating sets of 2, to balance them out, though.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas (assuming you celebrate, that is!) and has a fun New Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Final Call!

Okay, everyone -- this is the final call -- tell me how many squares you have & we'll see if we have enough to get that blanket out this year. Otherwise we'll save it for next year.


Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Okay ladies; it looks like we are about 1/3 of the way there with the cotton-ease blanket, so I propose that we try to finish it up in the next 10 days or so. Then a few days to mail & a few more to sew them up & voila, we have a beautiful hand knit blanket for a needy family this year!

I think a 5x7 blanket would be great -- that's 35 squares & we have (I think) 12 right now. I'm going to buy some cotton-ease myself to start a square this weekend. The colors are: snow, taupe, stone & charcoal. We had planned to use charcoal to seam up.

PLEASE let me know (by posting here, or emailing me at my username at if you can participate, so we have an idea of how many blocks are coming in. :) We already have someone volunteering to pay postage for the blanket to travel to it's final destination.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Three More Blocks :)

I have finished three more blocks since my last post, but have not taken photos of them yet. I have one that is just a checkerboard of knit/purl squares, one that is a sort of tumbling blocks pattern and one that is a sort of star/cross pattern. Not sure how to describe it.

I've got two black (charcoal?), two taupe (?) and two grey (stone?). Not sure if I have enough for another square out of each ball or not.

How are these going to be stitched together? I don't know how to crochet but I am kind of thinking maybe they can be crocheted together in such a way so as to add about 1/2" between each block - maybe in a bold color not used for the squares like red or blue or green. Of course it would be easiest to just use one of the colors we've already used for squares like grey?

Anyway I ask because I am thinking about doing some two-tone squares to use the rest of the yarn but I want it to look good with whatever seaming method we choose...


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Three Blocks

Sorry it took so long to do this - my computer is currently waiting for a new motherboard. But I borrowed a friend's today to upload these so here are three blocks I have finished. I should have another 2 or 3 finished by the end of this week.

I do have a question - what about a two-tone block? I don't think I have enough grey left for another block, and if so I won't have enough black either - but what about one block being grey and black?

This one is diamonds of different sizes.

This is all three together. The top one is a kind of twisted rib or something, actually I don't remember what pattern I used! The black one is just a diagonal stripe.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

one day left!

Anyone? This is kinda depressing! Here is Alison's contribution:

If no one else posts pics by tomorrow, I guess she'll win the prize.

Seriously though, is everyone too busy for this (not being snotty, for real! I haven't made anymore recently, I'm planning to get one OTN next week when I have the $$ to buy more yarn)? Should we just bag it until next year? Open it up to all colors within the yarn type? Or to all yarn types within the yarn weight? What do ya'll think?

Monday, October 22, 2007

I'm hearing rumors...

of yummy squares being knit! I'll be buying some prize yarn this week!

I'll post a sneak peak if we have 2 people post pics of finished squares! :)