Thursday, May 3, 2007

We have started making 3 Oddball Shawls!

Members of the Knitting Help Forum have been making Oddball Blankets for Charity, and have now decided to make Oddball Shawls to show our love to other members in our forum.

Every day, we share our lives with each other online, discussing our triumphs as well as our disasters. Because of this, we have developed close friendships with other knitters we would never have met otherwise.

Now, we have found a way to surround a hurting member of our forum with a "hug". A beautiful shawl, knit with lovely yarn that will be cherished forever.

To make our shawls, we are using the free online pattern at
It's an easy pattern, which makes a lovely shawl when it is completed.

We are each knitting for 2, 3, or 4 inches, then mailing the shawl to the next person who wants to work on it.

Here is the beginning of the first shawl, started by Shandeh in North Carolina. She used Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK in a nice shade of rust:

This shawl has now been mailed to MaryB in Illinois.

Our second shawl was started by Rennfamily in Maryland, using Encore colorspun in color #7125. She passed the shawl on to Bobi1218 (also in Maryland), who knit her section with Berroco Touche' (50% Cotton, 50% Rayon) in color 7970 Nectar. Very pretty so far!

Both knitters used worsted weight yarn, so I believe this will be our "Worsted Weight Shawl".

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