Monday, September 22, 2008

2 More Blankets

"Five Little Monkeys" - need 4 knitters and border

"I Love You Through and Through" - need 4 knitters and border

Monday, August 25, 2008

2nd blanket

I have begun another blanket “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (and other favorite bedtime stories)”

Knitters for "Twinkle Twinkle":
Cheryl1973 (rav)
monzogary - last section & border

Knitters for “Love You Forever”:
stagebear - border

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

1st Blanket!

We have a theme for our first blanket! We'll be using the cover of the children's book "Love You Forever."

Monday, July 21, 2008


Hello friendly Midwesterners!

Our region is so large, that we have split it into three groups: Midwest Preemie Blankets, Great Plains Baby Blankets, Great Lakes Baby Blankets.

I will be heading up the Midwest Preemie Baby Blankets.
The Midwest region includes Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska.

If you would like to volunteer to help make baby blankets, please send me a private message.

Our project will begin in August, so let’s start our plans!
I was thinking maybe we could start with blankets based on nursery rhymes? I have a whole list of ideas. Let me know what you think.

Original Instructions from Sandy:

All the blankets will be made with 100% acrylic, soft sportweight (DK) yarn (washable).

The blankets are started by casting on 90-100 stitches with a size US 5 or 6 knitting needle. The first knitter will knit 3 to 6 rows, then continue knitting with the design of their choice for 4 inches (keeping 3 knit stitches at the beginning and end of each row). Then the project will be mailed to the next knitter. There will be 5-6 knitters for each blanket, so the blanket should measure about 20 inches long when complete.

Let's stick to basic stitch designs for this project, with no holes in the blankets. We don't want tiny fingers to get stuck in the blankets! So, just knit and purl stitches. No yarn-overs, slipped stitches, ribs or cables.

Here are some good yarns to choose from for the blankets:
Red Heart Soft Baby
TLC Baby
Baby Bee Sweet Delight (from Hobby Lobby)
Bernat Softee Baby
Lion Microspun
Caron Simply Soft Baby
Bernat Satin Sport