Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oddball Knitting

I'm a member of a group on Ravelry. The group is called Oddball Charity Knitting. What we do is make blankets for babies, round robin style. Someone starts the project, and it gets sent to another person who adds her row, and to the next person who adds her row (or his), and on and on. In the end someone crochets a little lacey border around it, and it gets donated to babies in hospitals.

I got to participate in my first oddball blankie this week, and it was so much fun. It has been in Washington, Hawaii, and California, and now Minnesota. The blankie has a theme (in this case, Cupid), and we're supposed to add yarn that we think goes with the theme, but are also told to "be creative." So... I hemmed and hawed as to what to add. It was so pretty with the two reds and the white row, but I decided to be creative, and I added blue. I am hoping the next people can choose something that will tie my blue in nicely.

I rationalized it like this: until one gets the services of Cupid, one may be feeling blue.

I can't wait to see what this blankie will look like when it's all done.


Mama Drama Times Two said...

Your photo made me smile - looks like the old "Kilroy was here" drawings from my youth! Round Robins must be fun - the satisfaction of completing a project without having to take on the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

SOunds like a fun project. I love your quilting, but I'm a knitter so I love to read about your knitting, too!