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post #1 of 93
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where has everyone been for the last month or so? Either gardening or Ravelry?

Let's get a little motivation and a few new ideas going by listing our current wips and our future projects!

I'll go first.

I am knitting a swallowtail shawl out of knitpicks sunset. (I intend to wear it to my cousins wedding in June) It is much too complicated for my pg brain right now- so I am taking a break and knitting little baby stuff. Nothing like malabrigo to make me feel better after all day m/s.

I also need to keep chugging away at my mock cable socks and get remotivated on cathedral socks. Patterns and me right now.... eh. not so much.

Anyone want to list thier fav baby pattern? Bonus points if it motivates me to attempt colorwork?
post #2 of 93
I just got back from the CT Sheep & Wool Festival and stocked up on all sorts of lovely wools -- alpaca, silk/merino blends, wool from different kinds of sheep, etc. It was sooooo much fun.

With some of the fancier wools, I'm going to be making small purses and jewelry using needle felting. With the dyed roving, I'm going to be making needle felted play food and appliques on bags.
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post #4 of 93
i was crocheting a blanket with some yarn my MIL bought me. unfortunately, she got the skeins at a $1 store somewhere and it turns out that no one else has it - even the manufacturer no longer lists it on their website.

so, it's only about 16 inches wide and i have to try to find a different yarn that sort of matches. i've checked Michael's with no luck, so i'm going to try JoAnn Fabrics next.

any other ideas?
post #5 of 93
knitting shorties and soakers for my new babe...
post #6 of 93
I crocheted a soaker for a friend's baby shower that was yesterday. It was a quickie - managed to do it in 2 evenings.

I still have the longies OTN that I've been working on since before he was born (2 pairs, and he's 7 mo).

And I'm working on the squares for the farm mat co-op. I'm seriously behind on that.
post #7 of 93
I'm knitting a rag rug for my bathroom, everything else is waiting for more yarn money. I want to make shorties and washcloths.
post #8 of 93
I am knitting a pair of socks for my 12 year old son. Who knew size 13 feet could take up so much yarn? Its made from hand carded, hand spun llama fiber. Its so soft and warm. And now its spring and he's not going to want to wear them. LOL.
post #9 of 93
Jrabbit- She IS so cute! And great FO's! Thanks for sharing.

I am finishing up a baby blanket with some leftover yarn I had. It's not very big, but I am doing a shell stitch (crochet) border which is new for me. I have several projects on my hooks and I started having too many UO's and getting very unmotivated. So I decided to finish the blanket. Then finish the rag rug for my hallway. I have a basketweave blanket I'm working on ,but gosh darn it I'm bored with blankets and it's already too hot in Mississippi for those. So I'm onto a summer top next. It will be my first article of clothing I have made. I have a big summer list actually:
summer top or two
summer purse
beach bag

Okay it's not that long, but I'm still really just getting good at crochet, so things still take me awhile. But none of those patterns are difficult, so I hope I get some of them done.
post #10 of 93
I'm working on some shorties using the pimp my longies pattern. I've added several stitches to the crotch gusset as my little guy seems to need a little more room there. I knitted a few pair in a smaller size that seemed to stretch so far in the gusset that I could feel the damp from his wet dipe underneath. I guess his dipes are just thick enough to need a little more room because the longies fit everywhere else.

I'll be knitting some socks for Christmas gifts during the summer this year and hope to start some cooler weather longies for the fall/winter that have a felted piece of wool sewn to the inside. Anyone ever do this before? Did they take forever to dry??
post #11 of 93
Now that the warm weather is here, I've been bitten by the summer hat bug. I've been using a fantastically soft yarn by Elann - Bamboo Fusion, and I'm desperately seeking an excuse to buy more. It's easy-care, great for gifts.

I finished crocheting this hat for a newborn girl - I LOVE how the flower turned out:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Drea...cap-for-kids-2

Now I'm working on a newsboy-style hat for another wee babe, I'll be adding the same flower to it:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Drea...ed-newsboy-cap

I also made this little monkey to honour a stillborn boy's first birthday:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/DreamyMama/hx-monkey

Apart from that, I'm using up some ancient Bernat yarn to crochet a garbage bag for my car.
post #12 of 93
Oooo...I like the garbage bag for your car idea!
post #13 of 93
how are you making the garbage bag? I like the idea ...
post #14 of 93
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how are you making the garbage bag? I like the idea ...
I'm just working a simple hdc tote a little wider than the seat headrest, and when I get to the top I'll work back and forth for a couple of inches on just one side, leaving two ch-1 spaces for the removable headrest legs to go through. I added some shell stitch at the bottom to make it more interesting, and it's cotton for easy washing.

Basic construction like this, though narrower and without a handle: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Drea...one-coral-tote
post #15 of 93
I'm going to jump in here (I've never posted in this forum before)

I'm 10 days postpartum and so have had lots and lots of knitting/crocheting time on my hands while I nurse & babymoon I wish I could be this productive in the month or two leading up to Christmas!!

Here are some recent things I have finished:

A top for my daughter (the original pattern is for a dress)

A dress my daughter wore for her 2nd birthday

Sun hat (again for DD)

Bolero-style hat for DS1, that turned out smaller than I anticipated but still fits

Newborn hat that I worked on to keep myself sane after going post-dates


I've also finished four or five more projects since the baby's birth, but haven't taken/uploaded any photos yet. Soon, though!
post #16 of 93
Lobster-Congrats and happy baby mooning!
I love your FO's. can't even pick a fav. Although I really like the blue hat with the top flower part. Great job on all of them
post #17 of 93
Ooo, I have the "Blooming Sunhat" in my favourites, I love how it turned out!

I started working on this bag yesterday, I'm almost halfway done one side: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...t-bottom-bag-2
post #18 of 93
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Originally Posted by IntuitiveJamie View Post
Lobster-Congrats and happy baby mooning!
I love your FO's. can't even pick a fav. Although I really like the blue hat with the top flower part. Great job on all of them
Thank you I have to get pics up of the latest projects.
post #19 of 93
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I started working on this bag yesterday, I'm almost halfway done one side: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...t-bottom-bag-2
Now THAT is an AWESOME bag! I love it! I will have to add that to my ever-growing queue!
post #20 of 93
I usually post on the 52 project challenge but I thought I could jump in on here too??

I just finished a wonderful (IMO) purple and lavender crochet blanket. My standard pattern is one giant granny square. This project has been on-going since the fall. AND ITS FINALLY DONE lol.
Do you all have one project that you tote around with you while you 'wait' for kids classes, dr's appt etc? THIS was that one project and its DONE. I'm sending it off to my cousin this week. She is a therapist and I love her to pieces. This blanket just says 'spring'

I also whipped out 3 cotton dish cloths while I was on an emergency trip back east (funeral) and left them with my mother. I used up some yarn and managed to keep my mind focused.

I have a never ending x-stitch project LOL

My next crochet project is a blanket that uses up all my left over yarn, same gianet granny square pattern. I have 8-10 loose skiens of misc. yarn, basically the same type. This should be lovely, ROYGBIV will be the scheme as much as I can get it.

Of course I have more cotton yarn for dishcloths when I need a quick project to feel a sense of accomplishment as well.

I have a never finished ripple blanket for DS that I need to finish. I feel so bad, its been in a bad for 2 years. I WILL GET THAT DONE. I dont like the ripple stitch, no let me rephrase that, my hook is too small and single stitch ripple is too difficult for me. LOL.

Keep me motivated mommies and check out the 52 project challenge!
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