[nfbwatlk] Braile on blanket

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Fri Jan 3 19:32:16 UTC 2014

My mother used to label some of my clothing (color) using French knots. She
was good enough that she got the spacing/dot-size correct so it looked like
NLS Braille in cloth.

Good for you with the blanky.


-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Becky
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2014 9:40 AM
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Subject: [nfbwatlk] Braile on blanket


Do you all love a challenge? Well I do, smile. So when one of my new
customers asked if I could Braille the name of her new grand daughter onto a
baby blanket, I said yes. Somewhere in the back of my beaner I remember
seriously planning to do this, and honestly thought I had done this work
before. Guess not, silly smile. She picked out the yarn and off I went
planning the blanket. I decided to work up the yarn with the baby's name in
Braille. Boy howdy, quite a challenging thing to do at the gym. 


So I enlisted my brainy type husband. We got the length and width of the
braille sells and spacing refigured out, well I did actually. I checked with
my Braille teacher friend on the letters, and I was good to go.


My husband though was trying to work it out on paper numbering the spaces
etc. It was a zoo as it just wouldn't click the vision I had in my beaner
for him.


So I just proceeded forward. He measured the Braille bumps to make sure they
were straight, and proclaimed how proud he was of me, smile.


So we have a nearly done lilac baby blanket with the name of a sweet little
girl's name in Braille. Woo Hoo!


Becky Frankeberger

Butterfly Knitting

-           Ponchos

-           Afghans

-           Shawls

-           Custom Knitting


becky at butterflyknitting.com <mailto:becky at butterflyknitting.com> 


www.butterflyknitting.com <http://www.butterflyknitting.com> 



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