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Yesterday we had a WIC appointment. Antoinette has gained a pound since she was born: her weight was 9 pounds, 8 ounces. Length measurement was slightly off, but we didn't end up redoing it. I'm 21 pounds less than I was the day before she was born!

I've been knitting on a pair of slippers for The Bridge to Hope here in town. It's the local domestic violence shelter. I called them on Monday and they expressed interest in washcloths and slippers. I'm making these slippers, Alice's Booties pattern. It's a piece of cake. Here is the first one. I have it seamed and ready, and have two more decrease rows for the second one and then the cuff.

I *think* these are women's size 6-8 (stretchy, you know) but I'm not 100% on that. There is only one cast on number/size in the pattern, but I think it should work to adjusts the size by varying the cast on number as long as I keep it a multiple of 4. I haven't decided if I will make the next pair bigger or smaller though. I want to make several pairs. My loose goal is to have like 4 pairs of slippers and at least as many washcloths to donate. Date of donation is undecided but obviously I want to do it as soon as possible.

I've also recently made some baby sweaters. :)

This one needs buttons and the ends woven in.

Pattern is Pullover Sweater for Babies, but I added front and back post double crochet at the bottom and sleeve cuffs. I also plan to have the buttons be in front instead of in back.

These are both from the same pattern, but as you can see, I *really* altered one of them to make a pullover. It was a fun experiment! Pattern is Crochet Baby Sweater from Bundles of Love Website.

And I made three baby dresses too! But I think I'll save them and what else I've been up to for another post. 😃


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Bernat Baby Jacquard or comparable baby yarn

Size 7 needles

Tapestry needle


Two stitch markers

Size F or G crochet hook


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