Sunday, December 20, 2009


I am not sure if any of our members are aware of the accident I had on August 15th, 2009. I went for a nice calm horseback ride. Some fool spooked my horse and he threw me, then stepped down onto me, then when he removed his hoof from my elbow he fell over sideways and landed on my midsection. There are twelve broken bones, four of which are spinal fractures. I had to relearn to walk and am having a hard time of it at this point. A lawyer has been hired and we (my husband and I) will be suing the horse ranch. I had x-rays a week and a half ago to see how things are healing and found out I have arthritis in my right knee and lower spine.

I am grateful to be alive and not a parapelegic. I will have a walker and canes for quite some time to come, but at least I am here. If anyone wants to take over running the group for the time being please let me know. Otherwise you can count on at least another six or eight months before I can do any knitting at all.

Happy Christmas and New Year to each and every one of my kind and generous knitters, who gave from their heart for the love of strangers! Bless you, one and all! I hope 2010 will be a better year for all of us.

(a.k.a. The.Knitter

Thursday, March 19, 2009


As you all know, a week after I delivered the blankets to Sick Kids in October, I had an accident while closing my trailer for the season. The result of the accident is whiplash and frozen shoulder, which I am still working on trying to heal from. Our group has been on hiatus because of the fact that I cannot work on anything larger than a sock and then only two rows per day.

I will try to get the group running again by the summer (or at least that is what the medical specialists tell me at this time).

I hope to have you all participate once this time comes. At that time I am going to post a list of blankets that are outstanding and then have people pick which ones they want to work on. I believe we will probably have enough blankets to do a delivery when we take stock of what blankets are outstanding right now.

Thanks for your patience. See you soon!


Super Heroes goes to Sick Kids!

On March 10th, 2009, I had the pleasure of hand delivering the Canadian Oddball Baby Blanket "Super Heroes" to a little boy in The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. A member of our group, CMRab", asked that this little boy receive Super Heroes. This little lad is three and his name is Nolan. He is being treated for Leukemia. We got to actually go to his room and deliver the blanket directly into his hands. He is a sweet brave little man.

We were not permitted to take pictures anywhere in the hospital on this visit, for privacy reasons and because this was a single private delivery. I want to thank all the knitters that made it possible for Nolan to receive this blanket. Hugs to you all!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Hospital for Sick Children meet Canadian Oddball Baby Blankets!


The first ever delivery of our Canadian Oddball Baby Blankets has been accomplished. The lady was very nice in person, seemed totally grateful and was very pleased and friendly once the case was opened and the blankets were coming into view. She loved the idea of the journals once she saw them. The blankets are going to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) of the hospital. They will be well loved there. The blankets are given to a child, who can then take it to tests or surgery, keep it with him/her and when (if) he/she goes home, the blanket and journal goes with him/her.

I was told to convey heartfelt thanks from the Hospital to each and every knitter!

Without further delay, here is what Crycket (a KH member and friend who came and took pictures for me) and I saw when we entered the hospital.

The donation is complete!

Ladies: Once again I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for helping me to make my dream come true! Your work is beautiful, the blankets will now be in the hands of little ones who can really use them AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!! Thanks so very much!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Eight blankets make their final trip!!!

Tomorrow some of our blankets are travelling to their final destination, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario.

The list of blankets going to the hospital tomorrow is:

* Princess Power
* Mud Pie
* Soft Hugs
* Fluffy Clouds
* Flower Garden
* Powder Puff
* Sky Blue
* Bold is Beautiful

Life's a Beach already went to a small baby in my town (with permission from the knitters) and Teddy Bear Love already went to Austin at the Shriner's Hospital (with permission from the knitters).

I have Snails, Whales and Puppy Dog Tails and Sugar and Spice here but they are not finished yet. The rest of the blankets are spread around Canada!!

Ladies, once again thank you so much for all your hard work. I will post some pictures tomorrow when I get back from the hospital!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Princess Power is Finished!

Hear ye, hear ye, oh kind, generous and loving members of the Canadian Oddball Baby Blanket KAL, it is with the greatest of pleasure that I present to you all another finished Oddball Baby Blanket. This is Princess Power! I hope you are all pleased with the way it looks and how it turned out.

Also, please welcome Mickey and Defarge666 to our group. Welcome ladies!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Ahoy There & New Member

Here is the latest new blanket that has been started. It is called "Ahoy There" and the starting knitter has sailboats floating across the blanket. I think it's awesome.

We have a new member. Please welcome Mickey to the group.