A sweater for Hayden

My first great-niece, Hayden Violet, was born on February 11, 2011 to Heidi and Jordan Foster. I have crocheted a sweater for the little girl, modeled here by Hannalora.

Hayden's sweater
Hayden's sweater

Billie’s New Sweater

Billie's new sweater

I didn’t really like the fit of the first sweater I did for Billie. I found various patterns on websites for dog sweaters, including how to measure your dog to custom fit. However, in the end I just crocheted, tried on, adjusted throughout. I finished it, took the doggie for a walk and decided to modify it. Now I have a sweater that fits well.

I used Sidar’s Click #2147 Aran with wool for the collar and cuffs and Cascade yarn’s Heathers #8013 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) for the body, both picked up in the clearance section of Mary Maxim. I crocheted the body in a alternating single and double pattern to give it a nice texture and density.

Istarted the project using the #8 bamboo crochet hook I bought in Cupertino in January; however, before the remake Miss Billie stole the hook and chewed it to bits. I was not pleased! I couldn’t find my 4mm hook so used a 3.75 to finish the project.

Billie’s Sweater

Billie's sweater

My poor little doggie shivers in the cold air. So I decided to make her a sweater. I used the yarn left over from the monkey slippers and toy I made for Mina. the pattern is a free one from Bernat’s website.

You can see from the photo how enthused my little friend is with my gift!

The baby gets clothes

Made some clothes for Mina’s new baby:

Watermelon sweater

I need to think about footwear next.

Her wig has arrived in Campbell. We will need to figure out how to attach it securely, yet have it removable for laundering.


Another project finished!

It feels very good to at last have Mina’s watermelon sweater finished. I also made a matching sweater for her new baby (who does not yet have any other clothes).

watermelon sweater
Mina's watermelon sweater