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It is FiberKind's First Birthday!

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    It is FiberKind's First Birthday!

    I appreciate each of you more than you know. Together we have made this forum a safe and crafty place to learn, share, and grow. Reflecting over the past year is quite emotional – so much has gone on that has affected each one of us. Together we have gotten through it and we are stronger today because of it.

    If someone had told me a year ago, I would be knitting socks TAAT, weaving, and the happy owner of this wonderful online crafting community, I would have looked at them like they were loony. But what a wonderful journey this has been.

    To celebrate this past year, I would like to ask for your help. I would like to collect 9” x 12” knit or crochet pieces to assemble a blanket. You’ll send the pieces to our volunteer assembler. Each block finished and sent will be an entry in a drawing to receive the blanket after assembly. When creating your piece, please consider the following:
    • Please use a 100% acrylic worsted weight (4) yarn
    • Please be sure the final piece measures 9” by 12"
    Upon completion, you'll post the picture of your finished piece in the finished squares thread. I'll PM you with the address to send your square to go into the project. This project will go through July 31, 2020, for assembly in August. You may send and enter more than one piece if you would like. If anyone has difficulties with this process, please PM me as I don't want to leave anyone who wishes to participate behind.

    Have fun!

    We have a partial donor for the out of the country shipping! Yay! Everyone who makes a piece will be eligible to win the blanket - including those outside the United States (though delays may occur if there are shipping restrictions due to the current pandemic). We also have a volunteer for the piecing of the blanket. You guys are so awesome.
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: +10; YTD -258

    #2
    Oh what an awesome idea.

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      #3
      Happy Birthday FiberKind What a fun idea Char on the 2019/20 blanket . Would you consider weaving or even a tapestry piece? Thank You Char for all you do.
      Nothing is impossible, the word itself say's "I'm Possible"
      Audrey Hepburn

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      • Fiber Passion
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        Char, tapestry might be a bit to stiff (this is a new thing I'm doing) I don't think weaving would be a problem. Might have others input. Its the putting together thats so important. Going to be fun!

      • Char
        Char commented
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        I was kind of thinking the same as you Fiber Passion - I can't wait to see what you do!

      • pinesprairie
        pinesprairie commented
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        Fiber Passion Yarn tapestry? Very cool. Maybe the person who's putting it together could put those squares towards the outside so stiffness would be on the sides. I think it'd be worth a try.

      #4
      It's like a Community Quilt! What a great idea.

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        #5
        It is a wonderful idea - however I can't claim it. Another FiberKind member came up with it.
        Knitting is happening here! ❤️

        Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: +10; YTD -258

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          #6
          Superb idea!

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            #7
            My piece will most likely be done in Red Heart Super Saver "Americana"... patriotic red, white, and blue.

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              #8
              Time to go stash diving! I have this old book of knitting stitches that was passed on to me from a dear old friend who has passed away. I haven't had a good project to try a neat stitch. I think I'll experiment with a new pattern!
              Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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              • Char
                Char commented
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                lovestostitch - did you decide on a pattern?

              • lovestostitch
                lovestostitch commented
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                Char - I finished my first square. I have picked another pattern from the same book for #2.

              • Char
                Char commented
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                Oh yah - I had a spacey moment. LOL - does that tell you about my week?

              #9
              What a wonderful idea!! Love qfknit's idea of using red white and blue!!
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              http://warmthforwarriors.com
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              https://www.projectlinus.org


              what does the Lord required of you?
              To act justly and to love mercy and walk humbly with your God.

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              • Char
                Char commented
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                I like your new photo! :-)

              • qfknit
                qfknit commented
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                Sings4joy - sounds great!
                I'm using that yarn because I am known for making the patriotic Americana Keyhole Scarves with it.

                I'm not trying to suggest a color scheme for the project,
                but I'm not calling dibs on those colors for exclusive use, either...
                you are, of course, welcome to use the same or similar yarn color(s)!

              #10
              Great idea!
              Is there a particular color scheme we should be aiming for?

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              • Char
                Char commented
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                Nope :-) Whatever makes you happy.

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              I wanted to share the book my older friend gave me. It has 100 patterns to choose from. Check out the price in the upper right corner. The copyright date is 1982.
              Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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              • pinesprairie
                pinesprairie commented
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                No wonder you want to pick something from it!

              • lovestostitch
                lovestostitch commented
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                Char - who said I was choosing just one? I started one in a dark teal.

              • knitter131
                knitter131 commented
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                I used to have that book! Char I may have given it to you years ago 😊

              #12
              I know I'm a long way off but I'd love to join in (hopefully our post office will be open again before the deadline); am I right in thinking worsted weight is UK Double Knit?

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              • lovestostitch
                lovestostitch commented
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                Do you have numbers on your yarn? It would be #4.

              • Char
                Char commented
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                Lemming13 - if it comes to it that we need to delay so you can get your piece(s) to us, we can be patient - please earburn me closer to the time if necessary, and we’ll wait.

                Definitely more important to include everyone than it is to be deadlocked on a time. :-)

              #13
              Lemming13 - I pulled this off of the Wool Warehouse website - does this help?

              SO glad you are participating as well!

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              Knitting is happening here! ❤️

              Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: +10; YTD -258

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              • Lemming13
                Lemming13 commented
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                Yes, thank you - I have lots of light worsted (DK).

              #14
              What a fun way to celebrate! I might have a little something in mind to add to the project.
              Debbie

              Stashbusting CAL WTD +6/YTD -406 (2019-642)(2018-109)
              Book Challenge 40/50 (2019-51)(2018-35)

              “Properly practiced, knitting (& crochet) soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
              Elizabeth Zimmerman with edits by me

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                #15
                An idea on the blanket, have Fiberkind spelt out in 9 blocks! Do I want to do that, NO, but I think it would be cool
                Nothing is impossible, the word itself say's "I'm Possible"
                Audrey Hepburn

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                • Char
                  Char commented
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                  Maybe several folks could take a letter.

                • Fiber Passion
                  Fiber Passion commented
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                  That would work and be very interesting, I like it!

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