Here is my second bassinette set, this time I made the contrast band slightly narrower, and I think this is my favourite of the two. I will need more fabric to make more so this will be it for now, but I did buy some plain cot sheets to embroider or applique and some plain ones for Austy too so if the moment strikes I can add pictures to them too. I will definitely need more fitted sheets for the bassinette, as most of the time we never used top sheets with Austin, just wrapped him in a light muslin wrap and layed him on the mattress.
I have also finished up some knitting I started a while ago:
Pattern: Budget 3ply PG 20 (old pattern leaflet I found on ebay) - Panda Yarns Pty Ltd
Yarn: Patons Dreamtime 3ply 100% wool Colour 0049 (Cream)
Needle size: 2.75mm and 3.5mm
Size: 3 months
It knitted up much faster after my frustration had it in hibernation for a while. I think it must have been my very tired early pregnancy brain as the lace pattern was actually quite easy to remember when I picked it up again, not nearly as difficult as I thought it was at first. I have done much more complicated things so couldn't understand why it didn't gel with me. The pattern was quite easy to follow, and I love the round yoke and bonnet crown with the simple horisontal rib. I had planned to dye this yarn as a varigated wool similar to these but am glad I went for the classic cream in the end (couldn't decide on a unisex colour) as it really works well with the classic design - much nicer than the pink one in the pattern book. This would be nice to take baby home in, but since it will most likely be stifling hot in December, I made it a bit bigger than newborn, so instead will be saved for some cool Autumn days visiting.