"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman

9/4/17

Layette Set #24 for KnitWits




I finished this set just a few days ago. You could call it my July project. The cardigan is my design and I have been writing up the instructions for it. My bff Phyllis is knitting it as I write it. She's learning how to knit in Intarsia, which is what technique is required to make it, and she's test knitting it. I think that's pretty cool.

The cardigan



Pattern: Sporty Raglan Baby Cardigan by me.

Size: 0-6 months

Yarn: Big Twist Value Solids
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: 5004 Medium Gray

Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Light Green

Needles: Circular size 7

Started: July 25, 2017
Finished: August 20, 2016

Detail pic of the cool buttons.



And here's the ribbing. I went with 1x1 ribbing this time instead of the 2x2 I did on the first prototype. I like it much better.



The hat



PatternChibi Striped Baby Hat by Chiaki Hayashi

Size made: 6 months

Yarn: Big Twist Value Solids
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: 5004 Medium Gray

Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Light Green

Needles: U.S. size 7 circulars

Started: August 24, 2017
Finished: August 27, 2017

Comment: Instead of the garter stitch cuff, I did a 1x1 rib one.

The booties



PatternBaby Chucks by Laura Helton

Size made: 6 months

Yarn: Big Twist Value Solids
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: 5004 Medium Gray

Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Light Green

Needles: U.S. size 7 circulars

Started: August 22, 2017
Finished: August 24, 2017

Comment: This pattern is somewhat fiddly to knit, and a bear to block, but it was worth the effort. They turned out so cute!

The blanket



Pattern: Two rnds of (sc1, ch1) all the way around, join rnd with sl st, then one rnd of dc in each stitch and ch1 space, join rnd with sl st.

Size made: 36 by 30 inches

Yarn: Big Twist Value Solids
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: 5004 Medium Gray

Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Light Green

Hook: U.S. size H

Started: August 31, 2017
Finished: September 1, 2017

Comment: I thought I found another piece of the green and grey/blue zigzag fabric. After I got the cardigan, etc, done, I found out I was wrong. So I hot footed it down to Joann's Fabric and Craft and got a yard of light gray fleece so I could finish the set with a blanket. I really like it!

Detail shot of edging.



I have half a yard of the fabric left. However, I am sick of the colors so I'm gonna put it away for another time.


I've started set #25. I'm using bright red, yellow, and green. My eyes are so happy they're dancing a jig.



I think Chenille's appetite is definitely coming back. I've been feeding her 1/3 of a can of cat food each day as well as the unending supply of dry food. She ate almost the whole 1/3 last night. I mean, she was really chowing down. That's the most I've seen her eat in weeks! I am so relieved to see her really eat. Hopefully she will keep improving and we'll get some meat back on her bones. She pretty much slept the whole day and night last night. I hope her body is healing some. I sure wish we knew exactly what her ailment is. I'd feel a lot better knowing.

It is still disgustingly hot and smoky out. I have stopped using the hot tub and hardly go outside now. If I do go out, it sets of my asthma. Ugh! We had a small fire nearby in the Twin Lakes area. Fortunately, the fire department knocked it out quickly. I hate fire season. I wish it would rain for a couple days. Looking forward to the cruise-being on the ship and breathing in fresh salty sea air.

Live long and prosper. \\//




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