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#21 jessicagil

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 06:12 PM

Any cheerful color is acceptable. Or it was last time Sissie did a challenge for squares in her yahoo group. And any yarn is too as long as it is acryllic. Correct me if I am wrong though.



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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:03 PM

I would like to "step in" and answer some of these questions if I may. :) The ghans are going to be for children that are sick and going to the camp as a "respite". Any bright colors will work. The reason for the blue, green, yellow and red colors is that is how the rooms are decorated at the camp. Any bright, cheerful ghans are perfectly acceptable and highly appreciated by the camp. Any yarn can be used, but 100% acrylic is considered the normal as you may not want to use a wool or wool blend due to allergies so I'm going to say Red Heart, Simply Soft, Bernet are all perfectly fine. If you do use a blend (like Encore which is 70% acrylic and 30% wool), please mark your finished ghan with a decription of the yarn, so the camp coordinators know not to give to a child with an allergy. :) Also, because we are talking about children, the yarn should be machine washable and hopefully dryable. We don't want to cause undo stress on the caregiver on trying to figure out how to wash/dry the ghan.

The time frame for the first part of the challenge is the end of February for squares only, so the sew-ers have time to put ghans together before the meet-up at the camp in May. For finished ghans it should be sometime mid-april or so.

The challenge actually will be going through out 2009, so if the above time frame is too tight for you, there is still plenty of time to finish squares or ghans before the end of 2009.

Sissie: since we are "partners in crime", I went ahead and answered most of the questions....Beat me over the head if I stepped in it! LOL
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 10:12 PM

Thank you so much for answering my questions. I'm sure I can whip up some squares or a 'ghan by that time. :cheer


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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:25 AM

I think I can get at least one RR done. My secret pal Cluless gifted me some Caron SS in brites so those'll be perfect for this. I am not setting a deadline for myself until after some other obligations are taken care

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:25 AM

I think I can get at least one RR done. My secret pal Cluless gifted me some Caron SS in brites so those'll be perfect for this. I am not setting a deadline for myself until after some other obligations are taken care

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That's why I was asking about using other colors, too. I received some really pretty colors from my "fuzzy yarn swap" partner. They'll make some great afghans! :hook

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:20 AM

I am so in on this :cheer:cheer:cheer


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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:18 AM

I would like to "step in" and answer some of these questions if I may. :) The ghans are going to be for children that are sick and going to the camp as a "respite". Any bright colors will work. The reason for the blue, green, yellow and red colors is that is how the rooms are decorated at the camp. Any bright, cheerful ghans are perfectly acceptable and highly appreciated by the camp. Any yarn can be used, but 100% acrylic is considered the normal as you may not want to use a wool or wool blend due to allergies so I'm going to say Red Heart, Simply Soft, Bernet are all perfectly fine. If you do use a blend (like Encore which is 70% acrylic and 30% wool), please mark your finished ghan with a decription of the yarn, so the camp coordinators know not to give to a child with an allergy. :) Also, because we are talking about children, the yarn should be machine washable and hopefully dryable. We don't want to cause undo stress on the caregiver on trying to figure out how to wash/dry the ghan.

The time frame for the first part of the challenge is the end of February for squares only, so the sew-ers have time to put ghans together before the meet-up at the camp in May. For finished ghans it should be sometime mid-april or so.

The challenge actually will be going through out 2009, so if the above time frame is too tight for you, there is still plenty of time to finish squares or ghans before the end of 2009.

Sissie: since we are "partners in crime", I went ahead and answered most of the questions....Beat me over the head if I stepped in it! LOL


This was great thank for answering all these questions My partner in crime :lol:lol
the deadline dates or squares in my hand by March 15th and the blankets by April 15th. for the first contest!!

can not beat you over the head we need your head so your eyes can see the crocheting you will be doing :lol:lol

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:20 AM

UPDATE ON QUESTIONS!!
A slight correction Cindy. The 1st part of the challenge for prizes is for squares, finished afghans and RR. The prize drawing as stated is based on a point system for 1st place and a drawing for 2nd place. All items are to be sent to Sissie and post dated by March 10th. But please send as you make so she can start assembly. We will keep track of everything that is sent for the drawing. Thank you very much all for your help in this venture.


finished afghans and RR's are April 15th (tax day:eek)
squares are March 15th

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:43 AM

I'm in! :yay I have a question, though....in addition to the 4 colors listed, is it alright if we use other colors, too? Just so long as they are "cheerful"?


I would like to know this, too. I feel a bit constrained with only just the 4 primary colors.

And I can't figure out the "camper unit" term. Does that mean that the afghans should be all the same color (i.e., just solid block(s) of one primary color)? :think

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:52 AM

I would like to know this, too. I feel a bit constrained with only just the 4 primary colors.

And I can't figure out the "camper unit" term. Does that mean that the afghans should be all the same color (i.e., just solid block(s) of one primary color)? :think


you can use any bright cheerful looking color. they were just asking for these colors to give you an Idea as to the Kid colors Like thinking about the coloring crayons. You can even use the bright looking Varagated yarns if you like.

Does this help? :manyheart

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 12:06 PM

I guess my only question is this:

Do they have to be afghans put together with squares or RR? Can I make any pattern I choose, as long as I stick to the colors? The reason I ask is I have two really cute stripe patterns that I'd love to try out, and the colors are perfect for this.
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 12:39 PM

you can use any bright cheerful looking color. they were just asking for these colors to give you an Idea as to the Kid colors Like thinking about the coloring crayons. You can even use the bright looking Varagated yarns if you like.

Does this help? :manyheart


Thanks Sissie!:)

I just read the very informative post #22 by cindybmw2004 and, comforted by your note here, I feel lots better. Maybe I can come up with another ghan. Looks like the lapghan size (36" X 48") will work. (Hmm...is this thread going to stay in Crochet for Charity or will it eventually migrate to Comfortghans?)

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 02:14 PM

Is a big granny square blanket OK? I have on that I started for the seniors challenge, in bright, but never finished. Let me know

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:21 PM

Count me in on this one. I have snagged the button and will add it with a link to your blog Sissie. Also will use it as my avatar here.
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 04:00 PM

I guess my only question is this:

Do they have to be afghans put together with squares or RR? Can I make any pattern I choose, as long as I stick to the colors? The reason I ask is I have two really cute stripe patterns that I'd love to try out, and the colors are perfect for this.


you can use any pattern you like if you are doing the whole afghan:)

thanks for helping:cheer

Thanks Sissie!:)

I just read the very informative post #23 by cindybmw2004 and, comforted by your note here, I feel lots better. Maybe I can come up with another ghan. Looks like the lapghan size (36" X 48") will work. (Hmm...is this thread going to stay in Crochet for Charity or will it eventually migrate to Comfortghans?)

-Marzee


we are going to stay right here so other can find us also;)
as for the sizes anything
35-40 inches wide by 45-50 inches long will work:)
it is great to see you here with us again:cheer:cheer

Is a big granny square blanket OK? I have on that I started for the seniors challenge, in bright, but never finished. Let me know


I would think if you can make it about 44 at lease it will be good:manyheart

thanks for helping out again this coming year:manyheart

Count me in on this one. I have snagged the button and will add it with a link to your blog Sissie. Also will use it as my avatar here.


oh goodie glade to see you here with us:manyheart
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 06:18 PM

Just checking in here so I don't miss any posts:hook
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:32 PM

I am a Junior Villager and would love to contribute to the cause with an afghan. Am I allowed to participate or do I have to wait until my 30 day trail period is over :D. Each year our Church has teen camp for the less fortunate kids who can not take vacation or doesn't have as much as other kids - therefore I am all for donating my time with an afghan to make this cause a huge success. Just let me know if I can participate. Thanks.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:21 AM

Hi, Sissie and Carol:
I've decided to join the fun and make at least three afghans for the challenge. I've already started the first. I need to know about fringe on these afghans, as one of the patterns is self-fringing. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:10 PM

Good afternoon all. Happy crocheting!!!!! Junie I'll let Sissie put her thoughts on your question. PostStitch glad to see you jump on in.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:59 PM

Okay, Count me in on this - I should be able to do at least 2 by May and another two for the end of the year. I love the primary colors and have a great fast pattern - I just need to measure it when I get home to see if it meets the guidelines! :cheer

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