This practical little set has been lovingly hand-knitted using all brand new, quality materials in a smoke-free environment.
I have used King Cole Baby Drifter DK in a shade called Prince. Drifter is a super soft blend of acrylic, cotton and a little wool for warmth.
The cardigan has raglan sleeves and fastens with 3 blue buttons.
The bootees are in a pull-on style with turn back cuffs.
All round chest at underarm = 19ins
Length of cardigan from back neck = 10ins
Sleeve length from underarm = 6ins
Foot length = 3.5ins
The set will fit babies from birth to 6 months or 19-22″ reborn dolls.
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My first bout of Depression at the age of 16 hit me like a bolt out of the blue. That was nearly 60 years ago and the black dog still raises its head on many occasions. It is always there, just behind my shoulder, waiting for its moment to creep back into my life. Doctors have tried me on various medications but none really work. I will never feel care free again and I have learned to accept that.
After having my first daughter I suffered badly with post natal depression. I had terrible hallucinations. I crawled to the bathroom on my hands and knees just so I didn’t have to see the faces at the window. I believed murderers were coming for me and my baby. It was terrifying. It eventually went away but left me with severe anxiety to this day. Once the family was complete I needed to get back to work but was too scared. In the end, my hubby set up an interview for me at the ambulance service where he worked. He took me and waited patiently outside until it was over which was a real help. I got the job and worked for the ambulance service for the next 25 years. Unfortunately, years of lifting heavy patients in the days before lifting aids has prolapsed a disc in my back and I now have to live with chronic pain.
Now I also care for my elderly parents. Mum has Dementia, Diabetes, heart problems and Wet Macular Disease which has taken the sight of one eye and is slowly destroying the other. Dad was her carer but, at 84, he was struggling so now I care for them both. After all the years they cared for me when I was young it’s only right that I pay them back now. Looking after two homes when I am in so much pain is a real challenge. But you keep going don’t you? The highlight of each day is when I can sit down in the evening and get my knitting out. I can feel my shoulders relax after a row or two. Concentrating on my knitting means all other worries and cares can be forgotten for an hour or two. I don’t have the patience for big items (hence the state of my wardrobe!) but I adore making items for babies and reborn dolls.