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A Sweater!!!!!!!!!

For a long time, I insisted I was no sweater knitter. I liked small, quick projects. This last winter, though, I decided that maybe a baby sweater wouldn't be so bad. I have several cast on, and I finished one of them last month (It looks like this:)



Yarn and needle info and pattern link here.

Then, on Ravelry in the Charity Knitting group, there was a request posted for newborn items for a birth center in Guatemala. Here is a link to the post.

I was getting a little burnt out on making things for The Box, so I decided I wanted to make some things to contribute (they would like knit or crochet or even boughten things, link to the organizations website: http://www.motyl-szary.com/midwife//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=75&Itemid=84 This is the donation page on the site, although there are a lot of other interesting pages to read there as well, including some photo of the people [and babies!!!!!! :D])

So, I started searching around and found the cutest, most simple-looking baby sweater pattern and on May 7 I cast on.

I finished it yesterday:



Pattern and everything can be found by going here.

I used vintage Lion Brand Wool-Ease that looks blue, but in reality is it dark purple with green plied into it. It's very pretty and very soft. The buttons have anchors on them, as I was trying to make this on the more masculine side of unisex. Beadmarkers on Ravelry sent me the yarn, and Grammy1634 sent me the buttons, both for my charity endeavors.

There is more of this yarn left, she sent me several skeins, and the sweater used up the first one, and the second sleeve seam and the crocheted edging dipped into the second one. I'd like to make a matching hat, booties and mitts. There are also a few more buttons... buttoned booties, perhaps? I don't know yet, but eventually there will be a baby in Guatemala swathed from head to toe in the efforts of three knitters-one providing the yarn, one the buttons and one the hands to put it all together.

And I'm enjoying this sweater-making business! :)

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