The quilt measures 64" x 71"

EARLY 'DALE DRAWING NO. 8 & WHIMSIDALE HAS A FOREVER HOME!

IT'S OFFICIAL - THE WHIMSIDALE IS GOING TO ITS NEW HOME WITH LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY OF HOWELL, MI.  LYNN'S GENEROUS DONATION THIS MORNING PUT US JUST OVER THE $5,000 MARK!  HOORAY!  THE FIRST BIG MILESTONE HAS BEEN MET.   THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS GOTTEN US TO THIS POINT!

For those of you who read to the end of yesterday's blog and left a comment, there was a special prize picked by Dave, the teeth cleaning model.  Virginia Slowik was the lucky winner of the prize. Virginia won a pack of 'Fancy Dress' cards by Ann Curran.  You can see them here  

  Congratulations, Virginia, and thanks for your comment and thanks to everyone that takes the time to leave a comment.

EARLY ‘DALE DRAWING NO. 8 BEGINS TODAY!
THERE ARE TWO SEPARATE PRIZES.

Anyone who makes a donation between Thursday, August 28th at 12:01 AM PST and Saturday, August 30th at 8 PM EDT is eligible to participate in this drawing.

NO. 8A - TOY AIREDALE WITH HEART IN MOUTH
WINNER: LINDA BUONAURO OF PARK RIDGE, NJ
Donated by Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue (SWAT) & Sidney Hardie




Little toy Airedale holding a heart in his mouth. He is 7 inches from floor to top of head and 9 inches from head to the end of his (rather short) tail.

NO. 8B - BLACK & TAN HAND KNITTED AFGHAN

WINNER:  LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY OF HOWELL, MI
Made and donated by Candy Kramlich



Folded showing bottom border and close up of stitch  pattern
A closer view
My older digital camera isn't playing nicely with my new laptop, so difficult to get a good photo of the entire afghan.

I laid this on top of my full size bed and it just covers the top of the bed.  Measuring approximately 52 inches wide x 60 inches long, this hand knitted afghan is made with Lion Brand “Homespun” yarn (98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester) with a luminescent Black 6-inch ribbed border top and bottom and an equally luminescent Rococo or Tan colored yarn in the “Moss” stitch.  I had attempted to outline an Airedale silhouette in the center with black wool, but unfortunately the concept didn't translate very well in the loose weave of the Moss stitch.  So it is just a plain Black and Tan afghan. Over the years, I’ve knitted afghans for family members and friends as gifts using this yarn, and they love the warm, cuddly feel of it. The Moss stitch is a fairly simple one consisting of 4 rows (K1,P1 for 2 rows and P1,K1 for 2 rows). I picked these colors to represent the Black & Tan of an Airedale and  because I felt it would be more universally usable in any d├ęcor. I hope the winner will like and enjoy it.  It will keep you warm while you are reading or watching TV on the sofa.

Don't forget that the little Whimsidale is waiting to go to its new home.  If your donation puts us at the $5,000 mark, it goes home to you!

4 comments :

  1. The black and tan afghan is just beautiful! What a lot of work went into this! It's gorgeous, Candy! The AireStuffie is so cute. Thank you SWAT and Sidney!

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  2. Love the Aire-ghan Candy. Great Job. Aire-ghan as we do not have Afghan hounds! :-) Sidney, where did you find all of these great items? Thank you both for EVERYTHING YOU GALS DO for rescue! Aire hugs.

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  3. I also want to say We are honored to have an Afghan made by Candy. The workmanship is fabulous and it is warm and cozy on cool nights!

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  4. Love that afghan! these are great incentives!

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