While I am recuperating today I wanted to start a new series about my favorite independent knit and crochet designers. I simply love making children's clothes and blankets. One of my favorite designers has an amazing array of children's characters and designs available on her blog. Her name is Elaine Fitzpatrick and she is mistress of all things fun at http://downcloverlaine.blogspot.com/ Elaine has been AMAZINGLY helpful to me in adapting her patterns for blankets that I have made for friends. Her patterns are fun, clear, easy to understand, and she has a veritable "ZOO" of animals to choose from to make lovely washcloths or bibs for infants. One of my ALL time favorite designs by Elaine is the "Sweet Tee" an adorable infant's t-shirt with just enough sweet to make it irresistible to make. You can see Elaine's designs on her well done blog and on her Flickr account. My own small attempts at duplicating Elaine's designs include 2 Baby sweaters and 2 afghans... Thank you Elaine!
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**Opinions expressed on blogs about which I write are the opinion of the blog authors and DO NOT necessarily reflect my own opinion.