Layette Set - Light Purple

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Color: Soft Mauve (lavender) (Bernat Baby Coordinates)
Date: October 2005

Afghan Size: 33 inches diameter
Pattern: Ripple Baby Afghan by Mary Jane Protus
Book: New Crochet Basics - Leaflet 777 - Copyright 1989 - Leisure Arts
Hook: E

Sacque and Bonnet Patterns: Diamond Cascade Layette
Book: Crochet for Today - Leaflet 102678 - Copyright 1996 - Leisure Arts
Hook: E

Booties Pattern: based on Roller Skates
Book: Baby Bootie Boutique - Leaflet 871020 - Copyright 2002 - Annie's Attic
Hook: F

Two new babies are on their way in Bill's family - both of his second cousins - one baby is due in late December/early January and the other in April.

I made this layette set thinking purple was one of those gender neutral colors for babies - like yellow and green. So, I dressed my Cabbage Patch doll (whose name is Jason Eric) in the layette set and brought him to work last week to show it off. At least five people asked if Jason was a girl.

I guess the lavender is more "girl" than "boy" in most people's thinking.

So, if one of the two coming babies is a girl, then she'll get this layette set.

I'll make a second layette set in other colors. If both babies are boys, then I have one more baby afghan or layette set to make (specific for a boy since I'll already know the gender).

Whew. These gender things are complicated for some people.

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I have looked on eBay and googled, ask.com and every other place I could think of to find this afghan or book. Can you help me? thanks

Ripple Baby Afghan by Mary Jane Protus
Book: New Crochet Basics - Leaflet 777 - Copyright 1989 - Leisure Arts

Hi, Carolyn - I did a Google search for "new crochet basics" and found the pattern book available at:

http://www.maggiescrochet.com/staticpages/Leaflets/Leisure_Arts/LA_777_crochet_basics_main.htm

-Cheryl

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

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