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

10/11/17

Layette Set 25

Hello Blog! Long time no see. Sorry for the neglect.

We had a fantastic time on our cruise to Alaska! It was our first time cruising with Princess and I was very pleased with them. The food was very good. Better than any we've had before, and the crew was awesome.

Alaska is so beautiful. If you get a chance to visit it, do so. You won't regret it.

I have another Layette set finished. This is the 25th set I've made.



This set was hard to photograph because the red is so bright. While working on it, I got asked "Christmas?" about the colors all the time. No, it's not Christmas. It's Mexico. It's too early to be thinking about Christmas.

Cardigan



Pattern: Super Natural Stripes by Fawn Pea

Size: 0-6 months

Yarn: Caron Perfect Match (Discontinued)
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Red

Yarn: Lion Brand Sayelle (Discontinued)
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Emerals

Yarn: Big Twist Yarns
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: 5008 Buttercup

Needles: Circular size 5 and 7

Started: August 31, 2017
Finished: September 14, 2017

Hat



Pattern: Chibi Striped Baby Hat by Chiaki Hayashi

Size made: 6 months

Yarn: Caron Perfect Match (Discontinued)
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Red

Yarn: Lion Brand Sayelle (Discontinued)
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Emerals

Yarn: Big Twist Yarns
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: 5008 Buttercup

Needles: U.S. size 7 circulars

Started: September 24, 2017
Finished: September 24, 2017

Booties



PatternSeamless Garter Tassel Booties by Karen Strauss
Size made: 6 months

Yarn: Caron Perfect Match (Discontinued)
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Red

Yarn: Lion Brand Sayelle (Discontinued)
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Emerals

Yarn: Big Twist Yarns
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: 5008 Buttercup

Needles: U.S. size 7 circulars

Started: September 25, 2017
Finished: September 27, 2017

Blanket



Pattern: Two rnds of (sc1, ch1) all the way around, join rnd with sl st in MC, then one rnd of (1dc in sc, ch1) all the way around in CC, join with sl st.

Size made: 36 by 30 inches

Yarn: Caron Perfect Match (Discontinued)
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Red

Yarn: Lion Brand Sayelle (Discontinued)
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: Emerals

Yarn: Big Twist Yarns
Content: 100% Acrylic, worsted weight
Color: 5008 Buttercup

Hook: U.S. size G

Started: October 1, 2017
Finished: October 2, 2017

Comment: I really like the fabric I used for this. I found it in the clearance bin at Joann's. It has football helmets, footballs, and hockey sticks all over it. Nice and boyish.

Detail shot of edging.



Layette set 26 is almost done. I finished the booties yesterday and will get busy on the blanket today. Same fabric as this layette here.

I have found, or maybe I should say made time for beading. I'm always wishing I had some beaded gold and silver jewelry. So I finally have done something about it. Here's the two necklaces I have in progress.

This one is made with superduo beads. I had half the beads of what I needed. I ordered more which arrived a couple days ago and thankfully match perfectly. Being a knitter, I worry about dye lots. Sometimes it matters with beads.




This one is just a basic spiral rope.



It feels good to be beading again.

We've had nice weather. Mostly sunny with occassional rainy days. Temps have been in the 50's during the day and mid 30's at night, though the last two nights got down into the 20's. Brrrr...winter is definitely on it's way.

Sweet Hubby has not found a new job yet but he's still looking. He found out about a job right in Coeur d'Alene looking for a programmer. They make micro LED lights. He's pretty excited about the prospect. I sure hope they interview him.

Speaking of Hubby, he qualified for unemployment. It's not a lot, but it helps.

Zoey is doing great. I took a pic of her after giving her a new toy. One of the reasons I love the new vacuum cleaner. She had fun eviscerating it.



Live long and prosper. \\//

1 comment:

  1. Good luck to Hubby. Job hunting can wear you down.

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