Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Amber Waves of Grain

Amber Waves of Grain
Western Region Oddball Baby Blanket
started December 2013
Yarn used for my four-inch section: Caron Simply Soft (Sand)
Stitch use: Checks and Ridges
Needle: size 6

The Oddball group has not been as active this year. The cause for the lag -  several of the group's blankets have been stalled for months at one member's house. It is doubtful those blankets will be put back in circulation, which is sad for those who have already invested time, postage, yarn, and needles in the stalled blankets. The negligent knitter has not been very forthcoming about the status of the blankets and refuses to mail the blankets to the coordinator or to other group members so they can be finished.

I've been involved with Oddball knitting since 2006, and in all those years, only three individuals have "lost" or failed to circulate the blankets.

Update: March 8, 2014



12 comments:

  1. I don't remember seeing these colors used for a blanket before. I really like them!

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  2. Perfect name for those colors. It is always sad when one member of a group project can't do their part and is also unwilling to pass it along to someone who will.

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  3. Bummer. I don't understand people that take on a project and then mess it up for all the others. Swaps ALWAYS have one person that fouls up the process.

    The new blanket looks very autumnal --- reminds me of pumpkins.

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  4. That is so disappointing!!! But the new blanket is gorgeous. Perfect name too.

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  5. That's just not right! Typical, one person ruins it for all. Your pattern stands out so pretty in this color.

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  6. That is so disheartening Nancy! I love the name of this blanket…..
    I hope the person who simply cannot contribute steps up and does something about it.

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  7. This is heartbreaking to read - as so many have already said. I hope the member just mails them on. I'd be happy to help provide postage if you'd connect me (maybe she has good reasons, like financial troubles and is embarrased to say so).

    Love this blanket - very nice. g

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  8. Awe, that's a bummer to have happen to your group. I love what is done so far.

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  9. What gMarie said! If there's anything I can do to help rescue said blankets, let me know.

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  10. The same thing happened to the last Altered Book Swap I was in, she had all the books at her house and wouldn't pass them on, she kept saying she didn't have them or she might and they were in her car or she mailed them. Finally she mailed me back my book, I kept leaving her emails and messages onn her blog...she must have been so PO'ed at me as she never put anything in my book. It takes all kind of people to make the world go round. I hope your gal comes to her senses. AND SOON:)

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  11. Oh my goodness! That's awful! I don't know if you remember the blanket squares that a lot of knitters worked up for Rabbitrescuer on Knittinghelp when her son was burned. The gal who was supposed to seam them together never did despite numerous requests for either the completed blanket or the squares to be returned. It was very disappointing.

    Amber Waves is a gorgeous blanket though. The colors really complement each other!

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  12. That's frustrating. They should, at least, mail them on.

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