Monday, October 10, 2005

Rainy Day

Today it's raining, so no natural light for pictures. That's okay though, because we need rain. I plan to spend the day washing clothes and knitting. The knitting part will be fun; the washing, a necessary chore. I finished another gown set.
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This one will fit a 1-3 lb baby. It's very feminine with it's lace skirt. The next one I make will be for a boy.

Patterns:
Spring Purple Burial Gown
Lacy Hat
Easy Socks

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Baby Sport

Needles: US 3 for all items

Things I Changed:

*I added an eyelet row to the neckline of the gown to make it adjustable. Next time I may add an opening in the back of the bodice for easier dressing.

*I knit the hat in the round by changing the purls to knits. It
resulted in a hat that is more texture than lace. Still nice.
If you follow the directions and knit it on straight needles, you
will get a nice lace pattern.

*Also worked the socks in the round. This is the same pattern I
used before. I like these little tube socks with the eyelet row
and ribbon.

11 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous. Wow. I love the rose on the hat. You have really outdone yourself. You are doing really wonderful things for the Preemie Project!

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  2. You've done it again. I've already printed the patterns you used. Adorable as usual.

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  3. How touching. I haven't done the burial gowns. Where do you donate them?

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  4. How beautiful! I really like the texture of the hat; great job on everything!

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  5. That gown is so sweet - it doesn't look much like the picture on the pattern page - yours looks better!

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  6. Those are so sweet looking! You did a wonderful job. I like the texture on the hat, it really makes it pretty.

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  7. Your set is very nice. Thanks for the comment on my HUGE flowers!

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  8. Precious! I love the rosette on the hat--what a great touch.

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  9. wow! that gown is beautiful!!! i love the eyelets,gives it a real special touch.....the rose on the hat is really cute...

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  10. Just beautiful. I can't wait to see this one in person. It's perfect

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  11. Your baby sets are just beautiful.

    My daughters really liked the picture of the blue hat and the horse.

    Amy

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy