We returned home last night from a visit to see family in North Carolina.  In the two days we were there, we celebrated one nephew’s birthday and another’s baptism.  One suitcase was full of gifts, a few of which I made.

I knitted a sweater for our new nephew and godson, Kenan.

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Pattern:  Child’s Placket Neck Sweater from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton (about 1 1/2 skeins for size 0-6 months)
Needles:  Size 6 bamboo 16" circular and double points
Modifications:  None
Notes:  My copy of the book has the updated pattern so I did not encounter any problems at all.  There is a corrected pattern here.  I knit it up and weaved in all ends in 7 hours and 50 minutes (not all in one sitting) – sewing the buttons on put me over the 8 hour mark.   I thought it was a fast and satisfying knit – I will probably make it again.

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OK, off to make a meal plan, pay the bills and tackle the laundry.  Have a great day.

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