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no 1... now I am waiting for permission to mix another colour in 'cos that's the only plain medium grey I had. 2nd ball is grey but thin so I would like to double strand with another thin one.
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no 1... now I am waiting for permission to mix another colour in 'cos that's the only plain medium grey I had. 2nd ball is grey but thin so I would like to double strand with another thin one.
Permission granted as long as it's not fluo. Muted pastels will be lovely.
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I wanted white/gray first in order to make things match before we know (girl/boy) but others decided for other colors and started already! It is totally ok to do other colors! I will start tomorrow gray plus warm chick colors..

If somebody I did not know made me a colorful, hand knit blanket, I would never snub it. I'd be thrilled! Plus colorful stuff is nicely recyclable.
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but now I am waiting for the chaps to offer to knit or crochet some squares too- where are you guys
We will have some guys contribute..I arranged it today. Some take it rather, uhm..scientifically, but it is brave to venture out of one's comfort zone, so I get the approach.
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Now how I wish I sat with my grandma when she offered to teach me knitting . Any kind soul near Zurich willing to part some of their knitting knowledge to this clumsy one! I promise I'll be an attentive student

Oh, what a fantastic initiative! EF at its best
There are lots of online beginners tutorials, it's how I " refreshed" my crocheting skills. Happyberry, bellacoco etc. One does UK terms, the other US ( can't remember which one does which) but they give you the equivalent names I think. The rests is just knots and keeping your tension.

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Happy to organise a day to share about basic skills in knitting, crochet and macramé here - plenty of space and with a BBQ.
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For those of us crocheting, for info, if of any help, using a 4mm hook for DK yarn, 17 chains (or chainless foundation sc, anyway) is 10cm.

Damn. 17. Definitely.

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Re: Slammer's Pokemon Blankie - EF's 1st Ever Community Knit/Crochet Project

Right, I've made and blocked six so far.... have enough pale grey to make another two or three, then will make a few in the darker grey.

Glad to hear there are more and more EFers joining in!


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The blanket will fit a double bed at this rate. It's going to have to be one big baby. I'm on no. 4 now.
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The blanket will fit a double bed at this rate. It's going to have to be one big baby. I'm on no. 4 now.
We only need 24 to make a 60 x 40 blanket as JagWaugh suggested. I suspect it will be somewhat bigger than that. 60x40 seems a bit small anyway.

I have done 4 now, two knitted, two crochet.

PS. I like your square, did you use what My gran would would term the dishcloth method? ( start from a corner)

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The blanket will fit a double bed at this rate. It's going to have to be one big baby. I'm on no. 4 now.
Double bed?

I'm waiting for the headline "Mysterious grey blanket covers town in Bavaria"
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I'm going to have to speed up! I've done one white one so far.
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We will make some this wknd and some with a group on Tue. I will make a cotton label (I will print the letters with ink for fiber and stamps): "Handmade by the EF", or "Made with love by the EF" or something like this.

I am impressed by all the contributors! Anjela - wows. Those are lovely. You made me laugh yesterday when you wrote about the stuff you are expected to create for more "sprongs". Lol. I hope the folks appreciate your amazing skills and effort!

I think we will make plain ones.

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We only need 24 to make a 60 x 40 blanket as JagWaugh suggested. I suspect it will be somewhat bigger than that.

I have done 4 now, two knitted, two crochet.

PS. I like your square, did you use what My gran would would term the dishcloth method? ( start from a corner)
40 x60cm is really more a pram blanket size, if we end up with something that's more 60 X 80 or 70 X 100 it'll be about right for a cot.

Don't mind at all if BM doesn't use all of mine*, and promise to stop after twelve; they can be kept in reserve for the next EF Freaking-out Grandparent Event!!!!

*I will be well miffed if she uses none at all though.
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no 1... now I am waiting for permission to mix another colour in 'cos that's the only plain medium grey I had. 2nd ball is grey but thin so I would like to double strand with another thin one.
Love the square!
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40 x60cm is really more a pram blanket size, if we end up with something that's more 60 X 80 or 70 X 100 it'll be about right for a cot.

Don't mind at all if BM doesn't use all of mine*, and promise to stop after twelve; they can be kept in reserve for the next EF Freaking-out Grandparent Event!!!!

*I will be well miffed if she uses none at all though.
I think 60x40 is small even for a pram blanket it's more of a comforter size if you ask me.

Yours are lovely and I will do my best to incorporate everyone's squares but we probably shouldn't take too long making it.

I'll PM my address to everyone who has promised squares already.
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I think iit should be cot bed size personally, and at the rate we are going that shouldn't be too hard to achieve! Two down. I'll post pics when I have more done.
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I think 60x40 is small even for a pram blanket it's more of a comforter size if you ask me.

Yours are lovely and I will do my best to incorporate everyone's squares but we probably shouldn't take too long making it.

I'll PM my address to everyone who has promised squares already.
Would you send it to me too, please? I hope off white (kind of ivory colour) goes well with grey...
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Who is knitting color and what color is it?
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Re: Slammer's Pokemon Blankie - EF's 1st Ever Community Knit/Crochet Project

That makes me think...even if there are too many squares, we can always have another community knit-a-thon.

The soonest I can send ours is Tuesday, but it should be alright considering Roofs knitting from abroad! Yay!

We have kids and guys chipping in! (Hence - there will be a couple of plain squares).
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