Starting with Project Linus (Because Posting Pics is the Easiest Thing)

Blankets 1 – 17 2014

Please note:  This year I am including both blankets that I made entirely on my own, and those that I started with a foundation row and then handed of to my mother, Kay, to finish:


The multicolored blanket below is what we call a “Community Blanket” meaning that more than one person worked on it.  Karen came up with the idea of starting a granny pattern and passing it around for volunteers to work on and use remnants of yarn from other blankets.  Charming, colorful and reduces waste!4-5 2014

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Finishing Up Project Linus 2013

I didn’t finish as many blankets as I expected, but that was because I was working on a project for my grandfather’s church.  I will do better next year.  These were the last of 2013:

61 - 65 2013These five were from November.  I couldn’t really tell you anything about the yarn

66 2-13This one with the ladybugs is one where I did the foundation row and my mother finished it.  It counts.

67 - 69 2013

And the last three.  The bears on the left and the new fangled Holly Bobbie on the right used Red Heart Royal Blue.  The pink in the center has the applique fleece pieces that another volunteer does before handing it off to me to stitch.  The yarn is Red Heart Spring Green.  And that brings the total to 69 on the year.

Blankets 50 – 60

We moved the furniture in the family room, so hopefully the lighting issues will get better with my blanket pics.

These were so long ago, I don’t even remember them.  But the Superman one looks like Red Heart White and Cherry Red.  Perhaps that is Red Heart Royal Blue with the flowers in the middle and Red Heart White and Royal Blue with the green robot fleece.

50 - 52 2013

On the left is the Batman fleece with Red Heart Bright Yellow.  Next is the playing card pattern.  I did the foundation row and my mother did the rest with Caron Red. The frogs have Red Heart Royal Blue.  And the black one has what appears to be a piece from a nursery fleece pattern.  I loved that one in an “I want to keep it” way and edged it with Red Heart Calliope yarn.  I made the ribbony effect by doing three double stitches in each hole with no chain in between.  I think it worked.

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This was the granny square blanket that I started in Jackson Hole when I ran out of yarn for the project I had taken with me.  So I went on to Google to find a store that sold yarn and found a quilting store that had some very basic Red Heart stuff at absolutely unreasonable prices.  This became my official “carrying around” project until it got to be too big.  And then it sat for awhile.  And now it is hockey season.

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Strawberry Shortcake has Red Heart Medium Purple.  The green jungle print has some random yarn that was in the exchange on Blanket Day.  I think it was the Hobby Lobby brand.  On the far right is a My Little Pony fleece – at least, I think that is the new modern My Little Pony – where I did the double thing again in Red Heart Shocking Pink.



58-60 2013