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Team Blanket No. 7: For Parents Surviving a Terrible Loss

#21

Hi Annri,

Welcome to the team! We’re glad to have you on board.

As of this morning, we number 17. Recent additions include Bonnie, Annri, Julie, Rosie, Jodi and Kit. I think we’ll be able to pull together a 20-square blanket, and I’m just delighted! Thank you to everyone who has volunteered.

I believe everyone has the pattern and other info; if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here, or contact me directly: abgilliland[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

I’ll be picking up my yarn this Saturday and can’t wait to get knitting!

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#22

Stash diving for wool … found these beauties…
Now to get knitting.

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#23

Love the colour combination Karen.

#24

I don’t go back to work until Monday…
using my MLOA time knitting squares…

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#25

Wow!!! Beautiful.

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#26

Looks great!

#27

Thank you.

Went to visit child #3 at university today… took the train. I finished one square on the train & started a second. I forgot how addicting these squares can be. I’m going to see how many I can get out of the yarn I have. Child #3 thought the squares were amazing, so I may have inadvertently discovered their next gift :flushed: :grinning:

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#28

This is heartbreaking. I can’t even imagine the magnitude of grief for this family. I will contribute a square or two. Thank you for organizing.

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#29

Thank you so much, @jbass – much appreciated!

#30

Room for one more?
LMK
j.

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#31

Yes, that would be great! Thank you.

#32

Fabulous! Ill get right on it.
j.

#33

Bonnie - would you please post a photo of the label for that incredible multicolored yarn you are using for the center? Or post yarn name and color name? Thank you!

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#34

Thank you @VieRadek … Unfortunately the multi-colored yarn doesn’t have a label. I picked it up at the NY Sheep & Wool Festival in 2015. The hand-printed paper I put with it reads…

“Rhinebeck 2015
Wool from many sheep.
Hand-spun by vendor in outdoor tent.”

This was my 1st Rhinebeck & I think I was a bit overwhelmed. The 2 skeins don’t even come close to matching in colour. And I didn’t have a clue what I was going to do with them, I just loved them.

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#35

I figured those skeins might be hand dyed and spun. They are beautiful! How kind and generous of you to knit them into squares for a blanket. I know the recipient will feel loved and comforted.

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#36

Thank you @VieRadek.

When I went stash-diving for the squares… this yarn just screamed “pick me, pick me”… I think it worked out beautifully.

If you would like to work with some… I can send you a bit. I’m getting about 3 squares per skein & haven’t touched the 2nd skein except to ball it up. If you’d like a bit, DM me an address & I’ll divide the 2nd skein & send some to you

#37

Oh that is so sweet of you to offer - but it was just my magpie eye! I have more in my stash than I can possibly knit up!

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#38

Your stash sounds like mine :joy::joy::joy:

#39

If you have room for another, would love to help. Have Lamb’s Pride worsted available. Thanks.

#40

That offer to help (with the photo of peonies) comes from Nancy
Guess I need to figure out how to change how my name appears…