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Are you making anything?

post #1 of 112
Thread Starter 

Do any of you have plans to make things for the baby?  I usually make a quilt, a crocheted blanket, and something fun for each of them.  I started making hats last time, and really enjoyed that.  So, the day I found out, I got some cute yarn and made a little newborn hat.  It's not like the baby will wear it much because it will be so hot, but...it was fun. :)

 

How about you?

post #2 of 112

I plan to knit some and maybe make a scrap quilt.  I am not sure how much though, since I am still working too much to get anything extra done.

post #3 of 112

LOL! funny you should ask, I'm about to sew up the seams on a little knit baby sweater! I'm sure that this baby will have WAY too many knit items for a May/June delivery, but I just can't help myself. With ds, I knit something like 10 hats, and 4 blankets, and several pairs of booties...and that was BEFORE I knew how to switch colors, follow any sort of intricate pattern, or go off the deep end into my own pattern scheming....so...yeah...this one will have quite the stash before she/he arrives. 

 

I'm planning on knitting up a sunbonnet? But, maybe I'll just sew that...I've seen some adorable patterns out there...probably a blanket or two...wool diaper covers...booties...and probably some knit toys...like, a few patterned blocks, and balls...maybe a softie of some sort? I've also had my eye on those knit patterns for sleep sacs...although I'm not sure we'd get much use out of one in Summer?

 

 

post #4 of 112

I will probably knit some hats and diaper soakers.  I *might* sew a thing or two, not sure about that.  We'll see.

post #5 of 112

I really want to make this dress/tunic : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-emma-tunic---teeny-sizes

 

Of course, we don't know whether we're having a boy or a girl yet, but frankly I think it's stupid that there are "boy clothes" and "girl clothes" for newborns. Adult men and women have different body shapes, but babies are all blobby regardless of gender. I fail to see how it matters.

 

We're actually probably not going to find out the gender until the baby is born, in no small part because I don't want to get "boy" stuff or "girl" stuff. But I'll save my rant on that for later.

 

So I might just make it and then if we end up having a boy, people can just give us funny looks if they want.

post #6 of 112

lol! I agree about the gender thing. 

 

Also, my son refuses to think about a new baby in terms of boy or girl. Whenever he's pressed about it, about which he'd prefer, he says, "well, it's just a Baby". All too true!

post #7 of 112

I plan to knit up a storm for this little baby! I have about 1,000 vintage knitting patterns that I'm hoping to start working from, as well as this Pouf for the nursery and a few blankets! I'll probably wait till 12 weeks (till I'm out of the danger zone), for now just knitting for all my friends who are due this winter. I plan to make most things in, blue sky organic cotton, ( perfect for warmer weather) and a few booties and hats in alpaca. I also plan to make fitted sheets for the crib out of vintage sheets and Marimekko fabric!

post #8 of 112

Oh how I wish I was crafty enough to make something for this baby!!!  I tried knitting my DD a hat (started in on June 1st) and it's still not done.  I keep following the patterns, but it in no way looks like a hat, so I obviously don't know what the heck I'm doing!!!!   Guess I'm just stuck getting cute handmade things off of Etsy :)

post #9 of 112

I have made a mei tei so far, and am 1/3 of the way done with a seed stitch wool blanket in light blue, white and dark blue. I will probably back it with a soft flannel and embellesh it was either birds or flowers.

I've cut out baby patterns, but that is about all I've done so far.

post #10 of 112

I'll make a child dedication gown for church.  That as far as my skill go.

 

post #11 of 112

Is the pouf a toy or a stool? It's cute, but not sure what it is for. Sorry, lol.

Vintage baby patterns? Do tell, do tell. lol

post #12 of 112
Thread Starter 

Oh! That's right! I also make a tiny dress and bonnet and booties if it's a girl. 

 

But, this baby is so boy...it's wierd to even think about girl things. 

 

I am about to turn all our old towels into fitted diapers.  I think I will like that better than the flatfolds I've been using with my wool.  I am thinking about doing some tiny ones with cute flannel.  But, I keep wondering how I will feel about a baby pooping on cute flannel, lol.

post #13 of 112

Can you guys recommend a good diaper pattern for some one who is intermediate at best? I was looking on ebay and was amazed that most all of the dipes are straight from China, with some *US seller* selling the exact same diapers for $3 more. *rolls eyes*

I suppose that is one way of getting business. lol

 

Anyways...just some thing funny I noticed.

post #14 of 112

After reading all of these great ideas, I am getting inspired to start knitting again. I think I'll knit a baby afghan.  I love the tunic pattern, KM and thanks for the reminder about Ravelry - it's such a great site!

post #15 of 112
Thread Starter 

What kind of diapers are you wanting?  Flats? Prefolds? Pockets? PUL? Wool? Snap? Velcro? Pull-on?  One-size? Sized?

post #16 of 112

I would love a pattern recommendation for fitted prefolds. Particularly the newborn size. I gave away my diaper stash a while back thanks to travel, so we're having to start over for this baby. I had a few fitted prefolds, and I LOVED them, but they must have been about a 9 month size...and I'm not so sure about the measurements for a newborn. So, ours had velcro for closure, and then we either left them plain when practicing EC or covered with wool or a Thirsty cover when out and about. 

post #17 of 112
Thread Starter 

Anyone recommend a good "how to knit" site?  I can crochet, but so much cute stuff is knitted...

post #18 of 112
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Originally Posted by KM84 View Post

I really want to make this dress/tunic : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-emma-tunic---teeny-sizes

 

Of course, we don't know whether we're having a boy or a girl yet, but frankly I think it's stupid that there are "boy clothes" and "girl clothes" for newborns. Adult men and women have different body shapes, but babies are all blobby regardless of gender. I fail to see how it matters.

 

We're actually probably not going to find out the gender until the baby is born, in no small part because I don't want to get "boy" stuff or "girl" stuff. But I'll save my rant on that for later.

 

So I might just make it and then if we end up having a boy, people can just give us funny looks if they want.


I love that!  So adorable! 

 



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Originally Posted by Just1More View Post

Anyone recommend a good "how to knit" site?  I can crochet, but so much cute stuff is knitted...


Try YouTube.  Seeing an actual video helped me a lot.  Also, Stitch n' Bitch was really helpful, but it's a book.  I'm not sure how much info is on the website.

 

post #19 of 112

I only know how to knit hats and scarves...looks like my baby is going to have a ton of hats :-)

post #20 of 112

You only need a few more stitches to make most baby tops. mostly just increase/decrease which are pretty easy. You should try it out :D

 

I did colorwork for the first time (knitting with two colors) and was surprised how easy it was. So it's definitely something you can do.

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