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Baby cardigan (K)
Thank you to SharonHal who posted a similar knit a few weeks ago. My yarn is a slightly different colour. Easy to knit top down size 0 to 3 months.
Pattern is Marianna Mel Kinzie baby cardigan jacket ( I only made 3 buttonholes) and Kinzie Baby Hat.
I used Ice Yarn Magic Light.

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Cruise sundress
This model is hot summer.

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Alice Starmore™s Aran Cardigan
This cardigan is from one of Alice Starmores older books, Sweaters for men. I worked it in Lion brand Fishermans wool. NOTE, the Afghan behind it was knit using the yarn that was left over from several sweaters. I have a tendency to order WAY more yarn than I need for a project because of dye lot mishaps and discounted yarns.

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My first sweater
Actually, I made a couple of baby sweaters to build my confidence, then took the plunge. Not as hard as I feared. I realized you just have to take it one step at a time. I enjoyed making it so much that I just cast on for my second sweater. This started as a Christmas gift for a dear friend, but she is now getting it for her birthday this month. Why do projects always take four times as long as anticipated?

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Thoughts on DNA
Long story here. I did the ancestry DNA test. Brilliant, listed all my relatives that had done the same test from all around the world. Amazing science. Got my results in March, however there was one name that was a little bit puzzling. I recognized the surname of my very large family of cousins (8 siblings in the family with many offspring) but couldn’t figure out which one of them would have had the test done. I sent a message “Hi how are we related” Four months went by and I finally got a reply. He said his mother and one of the 8 siblings had been in college together in 1969 and he was the result of the relationship, and by all accounts was not a one night stand, the relationship just did not work out. His father left before he was born but did get in touch with his grandmother a couple of times to ask after the baby then stopped calling. He grew up married and had a family of his own. When his son was born he sent a letter to his father as he wanted his son to know who his grandfather was. No reply. Life went on, then the DNA match. His grandmother was my mothers sister. We got talking, he told me his fathers name and a lot of other information his mother had told him over the years. With the info and DNA match there was no doubt that my cousin was his father who died 18 months ago leaving three daughters. I contacted my cousins brother and gave him this information, I think his reaction was this is some kind of scam. Eventually he told the eldest daughter of the findings. I received a scathing email with expletives saying “ you had better have your facts right, I am sending all these emails to my family lawyer and it is my responsibility to sue you for defamation of character and mental stress to ———- ————— daughters.” You could have knocked me down with a feather. She followed that up with “he had five other brothers who could have used his name, “ ignoring the fact that his obituary in the paper puts him in that college at that time. There was a lot of back and forth with myself and my DNA match and at no time did I tell him how hostile they were being. He was so thrilled to find family and to be able to find out what his father was like, and have them meet his family which he seemed proud of. Let me say on researching him, he is a very successful man, living in a beautiful big house. Meanwhile my cousins daughter is still saying give me the f——-g proof. Other than being there at the time of conception I don’t know what else she would need. They wanted his email address which I gave them with his permission. After all this nobody has got in touch with him. I just received an email from my cousin and he said his niece does not want to deal with this at this time. I asked him, as he has his email, are you going to tell him or should I, he said would you please. Absolutely disgusted that one of the family would not take the time to send an email. I had said to my cousin beforehand, to be rejected once when there was no DNA is understandable, to be rejected a second time with science is unforgivable. Another cousin had his DNA tested, just got his result two days ago, the relationship shows as uncle and nephew. Proof positive that he is one of the family. I know everybody reacts differently, but this man is not to blame, I hate to inform him that he again is being ignored. I think the least my cousin could have done was to send him an email explaining that his niece does not want to deal with this right now, she lost her mother two months ago, but he could acknowledge that he is his uncle which would soften the blow a little. I hope you can follow this. By the way he is 50 and this happened ten years before my cousin married and had three children. My living cousin said he doesn’t know how but this individual could have manipulated the DNA test, I said he would have to be Einstein.
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Stash-Buster Sweater
I think, I am addicted to yarn and cannot seem to make myself "toss" leftover yarn - so, I keep collecting the leftovers. Once in a while I make myself do a project that simply reduces my "stash-collection". This sweater is one of those projects I completed today. Thanks for looking.

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Laid up since the 14th - J P
Now don't get too excited over my beautiful swollen knee. ha ha Believe it or not but it is getting better. It had more of a big lump on the right hand side.
Waiting for a call from a Orthopedic but by the time he calls, it will be better. Probably just water on the knee.
This is what I have been doing. Started another Interlocking Baby blanket, painting by HAPPY COLOR which I downloaded on my Ipad. All free too.
I had to use one of my walking sticks I made 10 yrs ago. All made from a Bitter sweet tree. It wraps it's self around other tree and chokes them out unless you get rid of the bitter sweet tree which my hubby did. I saw a craft in them. How is your month of July going? Mine could of been worse.
Have a great day.
My swollen knee - yahoo

Interlockig baby blanket

Happy Color

Walking sticks I made and using one now. In all, I made 21 of them.

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Just finished size 12-18 month toddler jumper
This pattern has been in my file for years,it came from Plymouth yarn site.After making a baby chevron cherub blanket with Lion Brand ,"Ice cream" big scoop yarn( color tutti fruitti),I had so much remaining,that I remembered this pattern,still some left over,for a headband.

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Extraordinary use of old phones.
Artist - Jean Luc Cornec

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Another green baby cardigan
I used Waterwheel 890 as a base once again and added the pattern which I picked up online but can't remember where!

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