Missing my Blanketeers…

Usually Tuesday is Blanketeers day for me…but not today.

I won’t be seeing my dear Blanketeers for awhile because yesterday I started a new job. Yup, I am now among those of you that have real, actual, “I get to leave my home and interact with others” jobs.

I am very much going to miss my Tuesday friends though. They helped to keep me upbeat and in touch with living beings during my time away from the working world. It’s nice to belong to a group of such lovely people.


I took this a few weeks ago before showing Jessie the knit stitch.

For me, the best part about Blanketeers has been getting the opportunity to help others learn, and then watching them make beautiful handmade items that they share with others.

Recently, I got to sit down with my friend Jessie and quickly show her the knit stitch. I say quickly because she took off and started knitting her heart out with very little instruction. She’s really doing a great job! Most of the time, when you show someone how to knit for the first time, their gauge is all wonky with stitches that can go from super tight to super loose, leaving holes in their knitting.

Not Jessie though. Her gauge is really good for someone who hasn’t knit before.


I’m seriously impressed with Jessie’s skills.

I really hope I get the chance to meet up with her sometime soon so I can show her how to purl. I imagine it won’t take her very long, she appears to be a natural!

Now that I’ve landed in a new place, I’ll be doing other things for lunch on Tuesdays. Maybe I need to start bringing my knitting to work. I might get lucky and find some new fiber friends!


Blanketeers Thursday! 12/8/11

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 | At the office, Blanketeers, charity | No Comments

Blanketeers has started meeting regularly, and while we are in a lull right now because the holidays are approaching, it doesn’t mean we aren’t working toward getting things done! I am still receiving plenty of squares from our other office and I have been attaching them to our second blanket here and there.

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Workin' on Blanket #2 (in between gift projects, of course)!

Things are slowly coming together. I imagine once all of our gift knitting is complete, I will be able to move full steam ahead on this. I plan on taking it home over the holiday so I can work on it. I still have that Tunisian Baby Blanket I am working on too.

Wendy has been working feverishly on all of her Christmas gifts (and so have I). She was just starting some fingerless mitts when I snapped this…

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Getting ready...

The office is starting to feel festive. I like it…


Blanketeers Thursday! 11/10/11

Thursday, November 10th, 2011 | At the office, Blanketeers, charity | No Comments

Wendy and I brought our wheels in this time to see if people would stop and talk to us about Blanketeers…

It worked.

We don’t really use our wheels for anything Blanketeers related, but it is a great way to get people to talk to us. People stop and ask questions about spinning and then we can tell them all about our group. We had some folks stop and start a silly discussion about trying to pitch the idea of a workplace bunny hutch. At the time it seemed like a pretty brilliant idea. Employees could go in and pet the bunnies for stress relief and, in turn, Wendy and I could collect their fluff for spinning. We haven’t figured out who would clean up the pellets yet though…and I guess someone would have to feed them…



Starting Round 2…

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 | At the office, Baby things, charity, crochet | No Comments

…of Blanketeer Blankets!


Progress after week 1.


Starting a baby blanket...

At the beginning of this month, we started ramping up our Blanketeers meetings. We are now meeting once a week as opposed to every other, and now that we have more people in the building, interest is building.

I started another group blanket and also another individual blanket. I was looking for an excuse to buy a set of Tunsian crochet hooks from the UK. Over there, KnitPro makes a set that are compatible with Knit Picks needle sets (of which I own two).

My new Tunisian Crochet hook set...

So I started another baby blanket that I can work on here and there between stitching together the next Blanketeer Blanket!

My first Tunisian project...for Blanketeers...

My first Tunisian project...

Blanketeers progress...Group blanket 2

Progress after week 2.

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What I do when I go to the salon…

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 | charity, crochet, KIP | No Comments

Lately, when I go to get my hair done, I have been bringing my knitting and crochet with me. Just portable projects…nothing major. Just something to do when I wait for my color to process.

This last time it was Blanketeers squares!!


Better than reading a magazine...

It’s kinda fun to take this stuff out at the salon. I go to this great place where the girls are edgy and tattooed and I absolutely love it when they come up and ask me what I am doing.

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Blanketeers Blankets have been delivered!

Monday, October 10th, 2011 | At the office, charity | No Comments

Our first box of Blanketeers Blankets have been delivered and will be going out to the loving arms of people who need them soon!

They made sure to send a picture to let us know they had received them!!

Blanketeers first package

Blanketeers first package!

Of course we are well on our way to completing more and the squares keep coming in!!

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Blankie Visitation

Friday, September 16th, 2011 | At the office, charity, crochet, Fiber Rock Stars, FO's | No Comments

Ok, so I couldn’t just send off our first completed blanket without getting together with the Blanketeers group to show it to them in person!!

How exciting!




I am not sure what kind of face I was trying to make at the camera right here...


Checking it out.

It was pretty cool. We all had lunch together and all kinds of folks stopped by to ask about the blanket and check it out! I am going to try and get over there more often to crochet squares with them!

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Busy, busy

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 | blah blah blah, charity, crochet | No Comments

Well, I have been a busy bee lately. So busy, in fact, that I have neglected my blog a little. I fudged a post or two to make it look like I was around ::winky face::

Charity projects are being completed at record speed. The Blanketeers and I have completed our very first blanket! It’s looking great and I think everyone is pleased. I am hoping to get some completed pictures of it when I head over to our other building to show it off to the group today! In the meantime, I have some *almostnearlycomplete* pictures of its progress. There was a ton of ends to tuck in. That might have been the most time consuming part of the whole project. I did a lot of it while doing some marathon television watching. I need to catch up on Fringe…


Almost Complete!

Scraps from the ends I've woven in.

All the ends...

I was thinking about saving all the ends and putting them outside somewhere for birds to find and maybe use for their nests. I dunno, do birds like acrylic?

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Holy Crap… it might be a minor miracle!

Monday, September 5th, 2011 | charity, FO's | 2 Comments

Oh. My. God.

I finished something…

…And it’s a charity project.

I might just faint. F.O. F.O.

Op Art blanket

My Op Art Baby Blanket!

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Blanketeers Thursday!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 | At the office, blah blah blah, charity, crochet | No Comments

Every other Thursday at work, I am getting together with some co-workers to work on Blanketeers projects. I have to say, I have pretty much been the lone wolf in my building since all of my crocheting pals left and moved to another building. Today, Wendy stopped by to sit and crochet with me and soon enough, she’ll be working in my building too. As for the folks in the other building,  they are still meeting every other Thursday and finding ways to get their squares to me…which is AWESOME! I, in turn, send them pictures of the progress I am making. It’s kinda like those children’s charities where you send them your coffee money and they send you pictures of a kid in a third world country wearing new kicks.


Looking good!

So far our progress is great! I am totally neglecting my own projects to work on this, but I feel really good about that. Someone is gonna love them some acrylic blankie when all is said and done!



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