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Shandeh 10-18-2007 03:34 PM

UK Oddball Baby Blankets
Several knitters from the UK have decided to make "Oddball Baby Blankets" for charity. The blankets have been coming along quite nicely.

Each knitter knits for 10 centimeters, then mails the blanket to the next knitter, with the stitches still "live" on the knitting needles.

When the blanket is complete, it is given to charity!

Here is our website, with instructions for the knitters in the United States. Hopefully, we will have a new website soon, just for UK knitters. :)

Regular Baby Blankets:

Preemie Baby Blankets:

GiddyKnitter 01-06-2008 04:29 PM

UK Oddball Charity Blankets
Hi Shandeh
I would to be included in your blanket KAL xx

DQ 01-08-2008 04:35 PM

Hello, Pauline told me about this thread, I've come to volunteer for the English blanket :)

Karina 01-09-2008 08:17 PM

English baby blanket
Thanks Shandeh for letting me know about this project. I would like to get involved with the english blanket. let me know what to do. I see from the post that it is a circus blanket. I imagine that to be bright colours.
thanks Karina

Shandeh 01-09-2008 10:48 PM

Thanks for joining, Karina!
Yes, the blanket will need bright colors, which should be fun to knit. :)
And welcome to the forum! :muah:

I'll send a private message to you, with the details.

GiddyKnitter 01-10-2008 09:03 AM

Hi shandeh
Hows it doing with the list for the circus blanket? Have we got enough knitters yet?

Karina 01-10-2008 09:57 AM

Have tried to find Caron Simply Soft here in the UK, Is there an alternative or do somebody here know where to get the yarn. I am a bit worried about not getting the right yarn.
It might be helpfull if you could post the yard/meter per ball of yarn and tension/size needle.
I don't want to send back a wonky blanket.
Thanks Karina

suziehomemaker 01-10-2008 10:07 AM

Here's the information from the label:

100% Acrylic, worsted weight, 4 ply, machine washable and dryable
7 ounces/198 grams

Strange . . . I didn't see the yardage listed but here's the website for more details:

MAmaDawn 01-10-2008 10:10 AM

You can order it on line too

Karina 01-10-2008 10:44 AM

Hi MAmaDawn
is there any company that you can recommend. I usually only buy fabric from the us. I have looked at a couple of companies so far 2 won't do international and one had a $15 handling fee on top of the posting which I thought was a bit excessive.
When I buy fabric it is always sent to me in Global Priority Envelopes at $11, Which is good value for money.
Any thoughts would be helpfull. Thanks Karina

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