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post #41 of 86

Here's my first project for Baby!  Handknit wool socks!  They were so much fun I've already finished a second pair in a deep green color with some MCN I had leftover from cabled mitts I made myself this winter.  I love seeing what everyone else is making!  Reinforces the fact that I need a sewing machine!

 

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post #42 of 86
Thoses are just adorable!
post #43 of 86

Gorgeous little socks! I love them.

post #44 of 86
OMG, I love those socks! I really need to learn how to knit them and then get enough patience to actually do it! Do you make them on dpn's or circular needles? I saw some 9in circular needles on amazon and was wondering if those were for socks. I think I would feel less intimidated by circular needles.
post #45 of 86
Thank you, ladies, all for the kind words! I can't believe how tiny they are! My son is only 18 mo so it doesn't seem like the nb stuff should be that much smaller, but it is! <3

I used DPNs for those socks. A 9 in circular would be way too big. All the knitters I know use DPNs or a long circular needle with a special technique called magic looping for socks. Knitting is so fun and relaxing for me. Do you have a yarn store (not a big box store, but a locally owned yarn shop) near you? At the one near me if you buy a skein of yarn and a pair of needles they will get you started with knitting. Might be worth looking into! Good luck and thanks again!
post #46 of 86
Do any of you ladies have experience making Waldorf dolls? I want to make a heavy baby doll for my son so we can practice holding the baby and being gentle. The catch is that I don't have a sewing machine, I would have to hand stitch everything which I am totally okay with, I just wasn't sure if I *needed* to have a sewing machine. I've been eyeing a pattern and kit from Dream Pixie.
post #47 of 86
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Originally Posted by smilingmama23 View Post

Thank you, ladies, all for the kind words! I can't believe how tiny they are! My son is only 18 mo so it doesn't seem like the nb stuff should be that much smaller, but it is! <3
I used DPNs for those socks. A 9 in circular would be way too big. All the knitters I know use DPNs or a long circular needle with a special technique called magic looping for socks. Knitting is so fun and relaxing for me. Do you have a yarn store (not a big box store, but a locally owned yarn shop) near you? At the one near me if you buy a skein of yarn and a pair of needles they will get you started with knitting. Might be worth looking into! Good luck and thanks again!

I do already knit. But so far just hats and scarves. I have used dpns for the tops of hats, but I dont like how easy it is for the stitches to come off. I really stink at following patterns too....I am not a great knitter by any means, but I still like to deviate. I have a feeling I would not be able to do that with socks.
post #48 of 86
Oh sorry, I misunderstood your earlier post. Yeah, the DPNs are a bit fiddly for the first few rows but I got into a groove after that. These were my first socks ever so I stuck pretty closely to the pattern. I think as long as you watch the pattern for turning the heel you can be a little liberal with the rest of the sock.
post #49 of 86

IMAG0214.jpgMittens & Booties

IMAG0215.jpgSleep Sack & Beanie. All in a cooler cotton for summer.

 

I still need to crochet his blanket, finish toile wrap and make maybe 1 or 2 cotton jersey wraps, I want to make a quilted diaper bag that I found on pintrest, and the project Im putting off the most: cloth diapers!

post #50 of 86

Good job triple07, everything looks great!  And super adorable. :)

 

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Originally Posted by smilingmama23 View Post

Oh sorry, I misunderstood your earlier post. Yeah, the DPNs are a bit fiddly for the first few rows but I got into a groove after that. These were my first socks ever so I stuck pretty closely to the pattern. I think as long as you watch the pattern for turning the heel you can be a little liberal with the rest of the sock.


I checked out a couple books from library on knitting socks and I'm still totally intimidated.  I might have to find someone IRL to help me out...if I ever want to take the plunge.  I've been on a hat knitting binge lately, I've made like 8 in the past 2 weeks.  Mostly all boobie hats, I'll post a picture later.

post #51 of 86

TY. My friend posted the cutest pic of crocodile stitch baby booties. I guess a lady is selling the pattern on Etsy. But its for $5 for the one size pair so I don't think I will be getting those lol.

post #52 of 86

I love what everyone has made. I have been going through my yarn stash and trying to use up my lonely skeins.  It has resulted in a sweater on the needles, and a romper, and a diaper cover. I need to focus. I want to make some stuffed animals too.  Clock is ticking.

post #53 of 86

IMAG0106.jpgapple hat I worked up. I probably should have made it red to look a little more apple, but I guess its a golden delicious apple.

post #54 of 86

That's sweet.  You can make a yellow and a red one as well and have all the varieties!

post #55 of 86

tiny pants!

 

little baby leg warmers!

 

 

my mum gave me some fingerling that she had leftover, so i've been using it up. i'm getting tired of knitting in green though!! :) but i love the little projects, they are so quick and fun! 

post #56 of 86
Hsquared, that is adorable! Knitting intimidates me soooo much!
post #57 of 86
Hsquared, that is adorable! Knitting intimidates me soooo much!
post #58 of 86
Hsquared, that is adorable! Knitting intimidates me soooo much!
post #59 of 86
Hsquared, that is adorable! Knitting intimidates me soooo much!
post #60 of 86
Hsquared, that is adorable! Knitting intimidates me soooo much!
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