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Knit Baby Sweater Project

As promised I have taken a couple of pics of the baby sweater I started a few days ago. This is the first knit top down sweater I have done and so far it’s coming along nicely! I still have to finish the bottom of the sweater, sew the sleeve seams together and add buttons.

I am using a worsted weight yarn by Herrschner’s in the color Lilac. The free pattern I am using is by Red Heart; Star Bright Baby Cardigan and Hat. I am also using my new favorite Takumi bamboo circulars! The size of this sweater is for a newborn. I hope to have it and the hat completed this week some time and I’ll take a few more pics to show it off!

Until then, keep some yarn on your hooks & needles!

Carl

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Happy New Year 2017!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a fun and safe New Years!

I have been busy with visiting family in the Houston Texas area for Christmas and my wife and I went to College Station to visit Santa’s Wonderland for New Years Eve. We had a great time at Santa’s Wonderland, although we did not stay until midnight. We went back to our hotel around 9:30 pm. We are getting old!

I am home now and back to my daily routine. I closed out the books for my Etsy business and set everything up for 2017! I have a lot a great things planned for CIL Creations this year and can’t wait to get started!

I did buy myself a Christmas present with gift cards I received for Michael’s Craft Store. I have been looking at these Takumi Interchangable Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles for some time now, but could not afford the $169.99 price tag! I managed to basically get these for FREE with a 50% off store coupon and $100 in Michael’s gift cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love these needles! If you are a knitter and like bamboo needles, you must get these. I no longer have to fight with plastic tubing or solid connectors with the circular needles. These will actually swivel at the needle connection so your connecting wire doesn’t kink up and allows the yarn to smoothly transition from the wire to the needle without having to stop and give the stitches a little nudge to get them onto the needle like you do with the cheap needles. I’ll be doing a lot more knitting with these!

I have actually started knitting a baby sweater with my new needles! I’ll post some pics and an update hopefully tomorrow for you.

Until next time,

Carl