Thursday, August 28, 2014

Children's Sweaters

Here are some sweaters that are going to the Clothing Bank here in town. Not fancy but warm & comfy. All are 'grafted neck' & 'grafted sleeves' to make them easy to make.
This one is made from Red Heart Hokey Pokey. I bought it several years ago to make small crochet bags as gifts. I still have mine & use it in the summer. I only had 3 skeins of this yarn  so was pretty limited with what I could make. This is a size 12 months. I think I would have liked it better if I had alternated 2 rows of the gold with the green & blue. I think it would have made the colors show up better. You can't tell in the pictures, but there are 4 rows of blue followed by green.
This is a size 4 & is made from Red Heart Soft Baby. I have tons of this yarn that I bought to make baby sweaters for gifts & for charity. This sweater is too big for my mannequin. It is a light pink & light green. Pastels for babies. I will be making more of these before I am through.
This is another sweater for the clothing bank. It is a size 6. I was glad to have enough to make a little larger size. This yarn is Red Heart Sport. I bought this yarn for Christmas Stockings for gifts. I made tons of them in the green, yellow, orange & red & sent them off to the kids in the family.
I esp. like this sweater. I had several skeins of green & only one skein of red & one of orange. I wanted to make the biggest sweater that I could so I added up the weight of the skeins & asked 'Knitware' if I had enough for a size 6. The pattern is 12 rows so I only needed 1/6 of the yarn for each color of narrow stripe. I needed 2/3 of the green for the thicker stripes. 'Kniware' told me that I had enough-but only barely. Here is what I had leftover.
For the past several months I have been getting all sorts of requests for my physical location. I have had at least a dozen. Most of them are anonymous, but some aren't. I do not give out too much personal information to anyone that I don't know. I hope that I haven't hurt anyone feelings but you never know who is on the other end of the emails. I once received an email of a man's private parts after giving out my email addy to someone that I had talked to online but didn't really know. YUCK!! :)