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post #41 of 97

AHHHHHHHHH Jackies!!!!! That is sooo adorable!!!!

I want one!!

post #42 of 97
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Just finished a Rhino romper. I'm hoping I have enough left over to make matching booties, but we'll see.

 

The funniest part is I mentioned I would need 5 buttons and DD goes into her room and brings out 5 matching purple buttons in the perfect size. I'd forgotten she had buttons, but when we go to fiber festivals she'll get a bag of mismatched buttons from a big bin for $2 or so, and sometimes there's sets in there too.

 

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Nice! And awesome that you are teaching your daughter the value of buttons :)  I love the romper!! SO adorable!

post #43 of 97

Thanks, purposefuldoula. Rompers unite!

 

Travelmumma, you should make one! I was thinking rompers could be our DDC knit-along. If you post here along the way, I would give you whatever help you need. Baby stuff is great to learn new skills because they're small enough to not cry if you have to unravel parts.

post #44 of 97

Yes!! Let's please do a knit-a-long!! That sounds like so much fun! 

 

I'm heading out in a few hours to go to my knitting group that meets every Sunday. I LOVE to get together with all of the ladies and just knit. I wish you could all come hang out! 

 

Here's the romper I'll probably start on soon- 

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/raglan-onesie-or-romper

 

Which pattern did you use, Jackies? 

 

Here's a few cute ones I might try as well: 

 

This one with a hood

 

Look at this collared romper! 

 

 

Those are the other two patterns I have saved. Anyone else have some they want to share? 

post #45 of 97

I used the Rhino Romper. It's a great pattern. It would be good for a knit-along since a beginner could do it with help or youtube :) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rhino-romper

 

I have this free bodysuit in my queue that DH is spinning for. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-aran-bodysuit-hat--booties

 

Then there's this cocoon just because it's the cutest thing ever http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eskimo-kiss-hooded-cocoon---photography-prop

post #46 of 97

That entire book that has the cocoon pattern in it has just too much cuteness! I bet those projects are fast, too!  Thanks for the links! I think I'll start on a romper sometime next week. In the mean time, I'm going to try to finish DD's fall sweater, a cardigan knit flat :/ and this babe's chevron blanket. I'm about 2/3s of the way done with that one, so yeah. Lots of projects to finish! Today. I just put buttons on this little guys baby sophisticate sweater and his pebble vest. I took a picture with my hand next to the vest just to show how tiny it really is!  Here's some photos of my latest finished stuff for him:

 

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post #47 of 97

Also, Jackies, DH is spinning you yarn?!? um, drool.   And what is your username on Rav? We should be friends on there! 

post #48 of 97

I finished the cocoon :) It reminds me of an ewok

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post #49 of 97

everyone's projects are beautiful! i really wish i could knit.

i can finally jumb in here, because i've finally finished some projects and have a good start on a few more. i got sidetracked from crochet for a while with sewing baby things, but am getting back to my yarn. finished a soaker that i designed as i went (because i cannot follow a pattern to save my life). i wanted the fit of a pull on but wrap style for easier changes with messy newborn poo, so it has dawstring legs. it's small, will fit probably 8-15 pounds. i also finished a small pull on soaker, in super tiny size. then i have a cotton sweater that i'm about half done with. haven't started the mattress pad yet, because i used up my fishermans wool on soakers. i'm waiting for some extra money to come in to get some more and just using up stash yarn till then. i didn't get to crochet anything for dd because she was born in july and it was in the 100's every day, so she wore nothing but a diaper and tee shirt for the first three months. this baby can be all bundled up in yarn :).

 

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post #50 of 97

I've been knitting and sewing for baby. I'm very focused on making diapers/covers from my stash and repurposed sweaters and t-shirts.

 

 

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reusable wipes made from flannel scraps and some flanel pillow cases I got at the thrift store

 

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Wool soakers knitted from my stash

 

 

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Handmade prefold diaper from old t-shirts (on the inside) and an old dress (on the outside) my mom wore when nursing me!

post #51 of 97

I do not knit, but I have a coworker who does and has knitted a few things for the baby. We just ordered some yarn so that she can make a pair of these for baby Jude. I am kind of in love with them.

 

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTblu.html

 

I will contribute by doing the embroidery part....

post #52 of 97

Aww... LOVE all the knitting projects. My neighbor is helping me with a few... which really means I'm just buying the yarn!

post #53 of 97

My knitting projects are totally stalled out, but I have completed some sewing projects.

 

Lulu - I laughed when I saw your wipes because they look like the stash I made (also out of thrift store pillowcases and flannel scraps)!

 

Here are the baby pants I made today. I'm going to make some out of an old fleece jacket next, and I also have some corduroy that would make cute pants as well.  I used this pattern: http://www.made-by-rae.com/2010/10/free-raes-basic-newborn-pant-sewing-pattern/

 

Super easy!

 

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post #54 of 97

Don't mind me jumping in I hope.  

Does anyone know any good free online tutorials on the continental form of knitting?  Someone a while back tried to teach me the European method...and honestly I pretty much hated it, took forever and didn't really enjoy how slow it was!  

 

Well....I have come to discover that continental knitting is fairly easier for crocheters to pick up since it uses similar movements and it's also much faster (phew) than the other style.  I've been crocheting as long as I can remember.  I would love to learn this method I didn't know exited back then.  Of course (*$&@*) I donated about $100 worth of knitting supplies after my initial attempt and frustration.  So now I have nothing left to actually knit with.  Woopsie.

 

Could someone tell me how the whole 'soaker' thing works?  I've had diaper covers in the past and I do have a nice stash of wool here, just wondering what/how they protect and function as a diaper cover.

post #55 of 97

christy, whenever I need to do a new skill in knitting, I always check knittinghelp.com first. She has videos for continental and English here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knit-stitch

 

As for the wool covers, I've never used them before, so I can't personally assure you they work. I plan on using them though. In the comments of the knit pattern I used, everyone talks about how much they love them and the baby wears them all the time. I'm drying a newborn soaker I knit and dyed right now, and I plan on sewing some out of felted sweaters with this pattern: http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-soaker-pattern.html

 

It's important to lanolize wool, and there's a great video tutorial here: http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/lanolize.htm

post #56 of 97

:) Starting a new knitting project today :)

I am going to knit baby a stuffed toy :) I am not sure what kind yet, as I am not following a pattern, so I will just make it up, then see what it looks like at the end and say thats what it is lol

post #57 of 97

Can't wait to see it, travelmumma. It's freeing to not rely on patterns.

 

I finished my first soaker for this little one. The main color is dyed with kool-aid.

post #58 of 97
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christy, whenever I need to do a new skill in knitting, I always check knittinghelp.com first. She has videos for continental and English here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knit-stitch

 

As for the wool covers, I've never used them before, so I can't personally assure you they work. I plan on using them though. In the comments of the knit pattern I used, everyone talks about how much they love them and the baby wears them all the time. I'm drying a newborn soaker I knit and dyed right now, and I plan on sewing some out of felted sweaters with this pattern: http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-soaker-pattern.html

 

It's important to lanolize wool, and there's a great video tutorial here: http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/lanolize.htm

 

Those knitting videos are very helpful!  The continental form looks so darn easy.  My head still spins when I go back and wonder why the group I was in didn't suggest this method.  It was a crocheting group, and you'd think they would know it would be that much easier for a crocheter!  Grr...I'm only annoyed because I have no needles/knitting tools.  I donated everything.  Sigh.  When I look at this video it reminds me of tunisian crochet (afghan crochet some call it).  Something I've already done, and it's so similar to that I don't see how this knitting wouldn't be easy and FAST!  I'm impatient, so fast for me is a must as I'm spoiled by having crocheted for so long and being so fast at it.

 

I'll have to start experimenting it some this week when I have a break.  I'm either going to make a pair of knitting needles or see if I can find some to borrow!

 

The soakers sound interesting for sure!  I will have to read up on more, I used those nylon covers before, but most of those were worn out and I'm pretty sure since I thought the last one was 'the last one' I got rid of most of them as they were really worn after so many kids.

post #59 of 97

Not a knitter, but I finally got a baby gown sewn yesterday!  I didn't use the pattern previously posted, because I don't have a printer right now - I just took apart an old one and copied it the best I could.

 

post #60 of 97

Kel - the gown is so cute!

 

I've been working on some of the repurposed t-shirt gowns. They are so cute too. I'm making them mostly as gifts for all the babies that other people are having. Although I have a few for this baby too :)

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