Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thrifty Needles

I always look for circular needles in thrift shops or in the clearance bin that will work for Oddball blankets: sometimes I am lucky. This flurry of blankets was knit on "thrifty needles" that will travel many miles while being used for Oddball blankets.

May I present:
Water Lily
Water Lily
Western Region Oddball Baby Blanket
started September 2013
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft and Red Heart (assorted scraps)
Needles: size 9 circular
All garter stitch - each knitter will add three colors
                          one color MUST be green for the lily pad
Cast on: 120 stitches

Update: January 20, 2014
Water Lily (completed)


Whale Watch
Whale Watch
Western Region Oddball Baby Blanket
started September 2013
Yarn: Red Heart (mysterious variegated)
Needles: size 10 circular
Stitch: Stockinette
Cast on: 116 stitches

Update: February 15, 2014
Whale Watch (completed)

Peter Pan
Peter Pan (preemie)
Western Region Oddball Baby Blanket
started September 2013
Yarn: Soft Secret - Yarn Bee (Olive)
Needles: size 6 circular
Stitch: Single Chevron
Cast on: 110 stitches

Update: January 15, 2014

Peter Pan's border
Peter Pan (completed)

Watch Me Grow
Watch Me Grow
Western Region Oddball Baby Blanket
started September 2013
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (assorted scraps)
Needles: size 8 circular
All garter stitch - each knitter will add four one-inch sections
Cast on: 120 stitches

Update: February 2014

Watch Me Grow
(completed)



13 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a lot of blankets to get started! Good idea to check thrift shops for needles.

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  2. You're going to be busy. I love all the colors.

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  3. Isn't it exciting to start them and then see how they finish...love the whale watch one.

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  4. All the new blankets are going to be so much fun!
    These should keep the knitters busy for awhile!

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  5. Two of my kids were preemies, and each received a blanket when leaving the hospital. I'm still appreciative of the time, thought, and effort of the unknown volunteers. Seeing the Peter Pan blanket brought back those memories.

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  6. Each one is so cute! Love the water lily one...very Monet. And Peter Pan...love the stitch. The colors are great in each one! The names are perfect too.

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  7. Wow! A feast of new oddballs! What size needles do you use for the blankets?

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  8. Beautiful!! I especially love Water Lily and Peter Pan.

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  9. wow, so many blankets! I have to be honest - I had to google 'oddball blanket' because I've never heard of a similar project. It sounds GREAT! I'd love to participate - I'll ask around my German knitters if there are similar projects in Europe. Thanks for sharing this :)

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  10. Love the names and love the blanket.s Im partial to the green / gansey style you know!

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  11. I will look for circs for you too, don't know what' i'll find

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  12. More pretty blankets! These are great colors.

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  13. What great starts...especially Water Lily:)

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