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Wee Bean baby sweater

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I'd like you to meet my granddaughter Emersyn, now 7 months old! Here she is wearing her  Wee Bean sweater by Taiga Hilliard Designs knit using Berroco Comfort yarn. (Yes, it did earn a 3rd place ribbon at last year's Armada Fair here in Michigan)
I have to say Taiga Hilliard Designs are some of my favorite baby patterns to knit. I also have to say the Berroco Comfort is one of my favorite yarns to knit baby things with.
My son and his wife are college sweethearts (they met while attending Central Michigan University) and  I thought it was appropriate that little Emersyn should have a sweater in the CMU colors! I think she wears it well :-)

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Me Made May 2019

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Since I already make most of my own clothes, I do wear them a lot. What I have noticed is that my blog posts have become few and far between. My Me Made May pledge this year is not only to make and wear more of my made wardrobe, but to be more committed to blogging about it. I love the fact the journaling about my makes is like a personal diary of sorts, but it has also connected me to many others in the sewing community over the years.
Looking forward to posting more over the next month!

Blackwood Cardigan + Fen Dress

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I finally jumped on the Blackwood Cardigan bandwagon....and I see why it is such a popular pattern! Great fit, with very clear pattern instructions make for an enjoyable project to sew. My fabric choice is a light ponte, from my stash, so I'm not sure when or where it was purchased. It sewed up like a dream, and is very comfortable to wear. I sewed an XL  right out of the envelope, no adjustments needed!  I also really like the color!
Blackwood Cardigan from Helen's Closet pattern company


Although I like the patch pockets, the next time I make this (which will be soon, I have the fabric ready for the next one!) I will try the pockets that span the front piece from band to side seam, as I've seen it done by some other makers.


I think it looks great over my  Fen Dress from Fancy Tiger pattern company blogged about here. This cardi will be a great transition piece moving into Spring, 

This is my first finish from the #makenine2019 challenge....!