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Monday, October 13, 2008

Sweaters for Afghans Going to Pine Ridge

I have been a busy little beaver the last couple of days.

I made a "deal" with Molly and Lynn from Crafting for a Cause. If they would make the afghans I would make the sweater. I have already entered the complete layette that Molly and I partnered on. This time, I just did the sweater. She had already mailed the afghan, hat and booties to Pine Ridge's Indian Health Services OB Ward. I am almost 100% sure I made a pretty good match with this sweater.

Lynn had made two afghans and hats. When Gene and I opened the boxes we were amazed at the gorgeous colors and patterns of her afghans. I had to match these with multiple colors.

The first set was the hardest to match. I had never made this sweater changing yarn color every row but when I did, it came out being a pretty good match. (A lot better than the picture shows.)

The second set was the easiest. It had yellow and pink in it and I actually had several shades in each color. Gene and I decided these were the best.

In both of the latest sets I used Herrschner's 2-ply Afghan Yarn for the socks. I like it for the fact that it comes in more vibrant colors than baby yarn, yet it is close to baby yarn in thickness.
Next on the list.... a Baby Cozy for Chase. I just found the dimensions for the one I want to do. It will have to be modified. The pattern says it is for a newborn to 3-month old. But, it is only 20 inches long and Chase was born at 21 inches.

Modify is my middle name for now~

1 comment:

  1. These all look great. I live in South Dakota and also send items to Pine Ridge. Would you be able to share the pattern or just explain how the granny square sweater in phoyo #2 is made? I would really like to be able to make several of those and be able to give them to the nurse that goes out to the Rez. I also make caps for newborns to elders and she hands those out for me also. I would appreciate any help I could get on this pattern.


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