Wow that babywearing coat thing is a must have that I didn't know I needed to have. Thank you so much, Kel, for posting it.
I've been peeking in on this thread all along but haven't added anything to the conversation yet. Everyone's projects are so beautiful. It's really special to think of our babies wrapped up in all the love that goes into knitting something. Y'all have totally inspired me to pick up my needles and learn some new things. And for introducing my to ravelry...I'm not sure if I should thank you or curse you for that ;) Here's what I've been up to with pattern links when available...
This slouchy cardigan was a fun one. It's knit flat and looks like the biggest mess when it's on your needles but when you're done and fold it up and add the collar it magically turns into a sweater. I'll probably swap out the flower pin in the picture for a felted or crocheted one with a buttonhole loop if I get around to it.
I'm totally in love with this "owlie" cocoon/hat set. The photo washes out the color, which is actually a "duck egg" teal. And it's so super snugly. I can't wait to take her picture in it!
I've knit some soakers and longies using random wool from my yarn stash. It's been interesting to match the project with how much yarn I've got to make it with. This soaker is knit flat in garter stitch; can't get much easier than that. I think it came out looking a bit more like a grown lady's knickers than I would have liked. I mean, I'd totally wear a pair, lol. I ran out of purple yarn so I made the front crotch section a little narrower than the pattern indicated but it's should still fit a smaller baby. Then I stitched it together with the contrasting gray, which is I think what makes it look like lingerie. Depending on how it fits/leaks, I may go back and pick-up and knit some leg bands. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wool-diaper-cover
These longies I made up the pattern just trying to mirror the measurements of a pair of 0-3 knit pants I already have. The two leg pieces are knit flat and stitched together, then the waistband and ruffles are added on at the end. The rise may be a little high but that's better than too low I suppose. Sidebar...This was the first pink thing in DD's layette and it was kind of a transformative experience to reclaim the color and manipulate it into a style that was my own. I've had a lot of reaction to all the pink stuff in baby stores. It was wonderful to realize the color pink is fine (and that I'm even ok with ruffles, lol), and that it's really the consumerism and patriarchal messaging that riles me up.
These longies are a mash-up of a couple different longie/shortie patterns I found online and some of my own improvisation. I wish I'd made the legs a little wider but hopefully they'll fit and look like leggings if nothing else. Now I want to make everything with stripes.
Happy knitting, ladies!