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Getting my groove back

I’ve always found knitting to be a huge stress reliever. Yet, when I am at my most stressed or most depressed, I lose the urge to knit. It’s like all my creativity leaves me, and probably makes me feel more depressed. I’ve been going through a bit of this sort of bad spell lately. It’s gotten so bad that this sweater is the first item I’ve knit for my nephew and he’ll be here around Christmas time! I have yet to start his blankie; I haven’t even bought any yarn yet. Have yet to even decide on a pattern. I know some of the items that I made for his sister (Kaitlyn) will get passed down to him, but I strongly believe every baby is special and deserves a few items that are all his. No baby should have to have only hand-me-downs. So I really need to get my buns in gear and get knitting!

The sweater is modeled by the soon-to-be “big” sister Kaitlyn. She’s a pretty tiny 10 month old baby. Tiny, but mighty! She would not sit still. I even tried to take the pictures while she was tired, thinking this might slow her down. It didn’t work. The sweater fits her perfectly right now.

Pattern: Child’s Placket Neck Pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts (the revised version)

Yarn: Knit One Crochet Too Cotonade, 249 yards (3 entire balls) in color 529 a pale green.

Needles: US 7.

Ravelry Link: Rebeldaisy’s Ravelry Page.

Notes: I need to move the buttons, I’ll probably remove the top button and move the bottom button up a little bit. This is unblocked at the moment. The yarn is kinda textured, but it’ll smooth out a bit with a wash and block. I made the sweater slightly longer then suggested. If you are to make this you must use the revised version (available for free online).

I’m still not completely used to this wordpress blog, so forgive me any strange formatting or weird alignments. It’s going to take me a while to figure everything out.

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