This is a squishy soft wool skirtie I'm making for our little DD2. It is a soft peach and white color... It is not finished I have to do the ruffles and the little diaper cover part inside but almost there :-)
I'm close to halfway done with knitting this baby blanket. I figured I didn't have to swatch beforehand and now I'm feeling pretty dumb - this blanket is way too narrow. I don't feel like ripping it out, though. I've heard that superwash wool yarn tends to expand in the wash, so I'm really hoping that the blanket loosens up a bit and gets bigger. it's about 24" wide now, and I'm hoping to get it to 30" somehow. if it doesn't work out, I'll use it in the moses basket over the mattress as an extra layer and just make another blanket (and I'll actually swatch this time).
still want to make hats, mittens, and booties, but time is running out. I also want to finish an epic cross-stitch I started three years ago so I can frame it for the kid's room (and get it out of the way so that it stops haunting me).
Maryam - wool definitely does change it's shape once it's finished, unlike acrylic. You don't even have to "wash" it - you just have to get it wet. If you're really concerned about it, take the cast on edge (about 6 inches or so), dip it in the sink for a few minutes until it's saturated, and then roll it up in a towel and kneel on it to get the excess water out. Lay it out on the table so it's flat and measure it again - see if it's close enough for you. You'll want to keep it off your lap so long as it's wet, but a towel can handle it once you've gotten the excess water out. Personally I hate swatching, so I've learned how to "fake" it. And ultimately, if it's still too narrow, you can try crocheting a decorative edge on the two skinny sides for a few more inches of width.
maryam--i agree with cristeen, i was thinking of adding a border, too, if it doesn't stretch out how you want.
everyone's knits are so sweet. i wish i was better at it :) i started to make some wool soakers but got too confused--i am just going to use the wool to make dryer balls instead, haha.
my new project--i made a google doc with all the addresses i want to send birth announcements to (hopefully my mom can address them when she visits!). i'll probably send postcards--i love postcards--i have a small collection of vintage ones and we always send postcards as thank you cards/we used postcards for wedding invites (+ a website). so yeah, i'm also making a baby website, to go with the birth announcements... i'll register a domain for a year (99 cents!) and put the address on the cards, so friends and family can come come and see pictures and video and whatever. we live far away from everyone. yeah, i'm have lots of time. i spent today furiously cleaning and now i'm making websites (& up too late!). i used indexhibit http://www.indexhibit.org/ (mostly artists/designers use it to showcase their work, but it is neat and simple and easy to install and modify) to put stuff together... i love organizing information, and it's fun to put stuff together neatly and think about what sections to add and etc.
the $1 store had these balsam wood birdhouses so i bought four of them... that plus some embroidery hoops,
twine & string and paint & decorative paper from other projects... i like painting wee things, it is soothing :)
i have to find a good place to hang it in baby's nursery. i think i will put something interesting on the bottom
of the birdhouses for baby to look at but i'm not sure what, yet.