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modkatie
« on: March 16, 2005 09:09:33 PM »



It's a crummy picture (isn't blocking exciting?), but I wanted to post these pieces (sweater and booties, bonnet not pictured) that I completed back at Christmas time for my new baby niece. I'm quite proud because it's the most complicated project I've completed so far.  It's in an off-white cotton thread--something I've never used before, and I loved it! It works so smoothly without snags or excess bulk and doesn't take much investment for a pretty project.  The pattern is from a backcopy of a crochet mag that my grandmother gave me, based on the 'pineapple' type patterns I think--if anyone wants the pattern, let me know.

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p.s. I found the gorgeous two-sided satin ribbon, vintage mother of pearl buttons and french silk finishing thread (for the edges) at http://www.buttonemporium.com/, they are fantastic.
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Kandipop77
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2005 10:33:28 PM »

that's beautiful! What a lucky baby to have such a talented aunt!
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2005 07:09:59 AM »

That is gorgeous. I made something similar for my baby niece in Jan for her baptizm. Your is much better than mine  though. Great job
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2005 10:55:33 AM »

It is gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2005 12:19:23 PM »

That is beautiful!  Pattern Please!
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2005 12:40:41 PM »

very sweet.  if you changed the color of the beautiful ribbon, it could even work for a boy. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2005 11:15:45 PM »



Update: My sister just sent me this pic of my baby niece "wearing" the set in December--she's outgrown the bonnet and booties already, but the 'sweater/dress' still fits generously.  I found the pattern book I used--it's the "Elegant Baby Layette" from the Jan/Feb issue of Quick & Easy Crochet magazine--but I'm not sure about publishing rights, so I'm hunting online for a freebie or similiar version. I'll post if I find it.

Thanks for all the nice comments!
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2005 11:22:51 PM »

what a gorgeous baby! and the clothes look so cute!... and hard to make. i love the booties especially!

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