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Friday, September 16, 2011

Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras Baby Blankets for Charity

Finished Object Friday post (link in sidebar)

oddball baby blanketsCinco de Mayo on the left, and Mardi Gras on the right. These are Oddball Baby Blankets. I've blogged about them as a wipw post, and on the yop post. Here they are done. Actually there's still pinned here as they were being blocked. I'm pleased to say the heavy duty blocking did take care of evening out the sides. If you want to see the before and after Click here. My portion on both these blankets was Border Patrol.

Had hoped to have another Cotton Cloth done for the Cotton Cloth Calendar Challenge to show you today; but have been rather busy dealing with an elderly aunt and getting her admitted to a nursing home. My last couple of days off have been short of knitting time.

The weather is turning here in Central Ohio. I'm actually sitting here inside drinking hot coffee, have a fleece on even. It's only 43 degrees this am, which is only 11 degrees above freezing! That causes me to think about switching gears on my projects, as items for the homeless are so needed when the weather turns. Bridge and Beyond will get my knitting and crocheting attention.

16 comments:

  1. Cute! I've got some baby blankets done too that need a home. Will contact you about that.

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  2. Those blankets look great :)

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  3. Thanks ladies. Marie Anne these 2 were mailed off and will go to a hosital, as they're small for newborns. But...with the addition to the mission over at Bridge and Beyond, I could indeed use some baby blankets.

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  4. They look awesome! Especially the Cinco de Mayo one. I love how the variegated yarn looks with the ruffle border.

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  5. Pretty blankets, very colourful!

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  6. Appreciate the visits and comments Calophi, Linda and Hazel, thanks.

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  7. Beautiful blankets! I bet they will be well loved.

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  8. The blankets turned out great! I read through the FAQ before you donate page and will be looking through my stash to make something to send.

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  9. Thanks Karen and autumngeisha, appreciate your visits and nice comments.

    autumngeisha, thanks so much for reading the FAQ, looking forward to your helping hands

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  10. What great blankets! I am so glad that the blocking helped! They look fantastic. Great job on the borders!

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  11. Hi Sandy - you're a no-reply blogger so just wanted to drop in and say thank you for your kind comments on my blog - and you really should create a wonderful journal for yourself - they make fabulous reading...cheers

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  12. Wow...you are a good blocker. You really amaze me how you got that blanket in shape. You did a great job!!!
    Mrs. Expert Finisher :)

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  13. Thanks all, I kept tugging at Cinco de Mayo the whole time I worked on it, then thought the ruffled border would help disguise how uneven the edges were (and it did). I added a lot more rounds to the border then I typically do, so the added weight of about 8 rows also helped even up the border some more, then finally laundering it, and tugging to shape and pinning it for a whole day....pretty substantial blocking and ....it came out even. Whew

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  14. The blankets look wonderful, lovely and bright

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  15. Thanks a little bit sheepish

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