I have never made a quilt, but I'd love to learn how and I'd love to make one for the baby. Maybe I should add that to my to-do list :) How challenging are you finding it?
I've just taken up knitting, and am knitting my first cocoon and the matching hat--it has some cabling but I am honestly finding it much easier than I expected. After this I plan to knit a few pairs of longies, a couple of sleep sacks and a hudson hat for nb photos. Whether I will get all of this done is something else altogether haha, but I'm only 10 weeks so as long as I don't put it off, I should be good.
I also have to replace the elastic in most of my nb fitteds, as well as most of my goodmama stash, too because they've been sitting in storage for 2-3 years. All up I have about 30 diapers to fix. Half of them have cased elastic and that is simple, but removing the 3-stitch zig-zag elastic is much more labor intensive. The other thing I'd love to make and usually make for shower gifts is a name frame, but we're team green and don't have a nursery, so not much point. That said, I'm yet to make one for either of my other two, but it's something I always said I would do once we had our own house and they could choose the colors they'd like for their room.
I'm making my first baby quilt for a friend so maybe I'll do one for this baby too. And if anyone has any good summer baby projects feel free to share :-)
I tried knitting a sweater for DS too last time I was pregnant. I totally forgot about that. It is all knitted except for the neck because I don't know how to knit in a circle! So I have the front and back and 2 sleeves all in pieces in a bag somewhere. Haha. DS is 2 now. I don't even remember what size the sweater is!
I say give if a go if it's something you're interested in trying.
Bella - I have to replace elastic in a bunch of my goodmamas too! Ugh....she must use crummy elastic. Mine haven't been in storage, but maybe we haven't used them as much recently but everytime I seem to go get one, I pull it and the elastic just crunches. It seems to be all my OBVs... Have you replaced elastic in that before? I've only done FBs and Bgs...I'm not sure how this will go.
I would love to make something for this baby. I like to do crafts but right now we are so behind in house renovations...ugh...it's hard to get everything done. I might make a blanket/quilt. I'd love to take up knitting or crocheting, I feel like I just never have free time to learn something new. I can sew some pretty basic things, so maybe I'll do something like that. I still need to start my baby book for my 14 month old! Ack...it's just sitting in his closet totally blank.
I am a knitter and crocheter and since this little one is coming in November the knitted goods would definitely come in handy. I have a few patterns saved to knit but haven't really started anything because I have been so afraid of miscarriage. I've had 3- my latest at 12 weeks. I'm 13 weeks now and have an appt with my dr today so if everything is looking good I plan to do our formal announcement and get started knitting.
ETA- Just a quick update that everything looked great at the dr. appointment! Looks like it is time to jump in!
Edited by greenmamato2 - 5/7/12 at 10:44am
Good to see so many fellow knitters! I took up knitting when I was pregnant with my second, so about 14 months ago. I knitted her the most hideous baby blanket ever but totally wrapped her up in it to bring her home . I've gotten much better since then and I am currently working on a hat made with bamboo yarn that is soooo soft. Of course I have been working on it since we found out about this sprout, so about three months, and I am only barely half way. The fatigue has really made me lazy in all areas. I hope to finish the hat and makes booties to match.
I'll definitely be doing some crafting for this baby. I'm feeling a bit superstitous yet, I'm 11wks tomorrow. I think I'll feel more free after 12. However, I did finish a knitting project and start some baby legs this weekend. I'm telling myself that they are not necessarily for my baby, they could be for any baby. The colors are very pink and I'm probably not finding out the sex, so we'll see.
I'm a knitter and a sewer. Anyone have good websites for free patterns for both?
Another favorite that you probably know of (but just in case) is www.Pinterest.com . You can see my fiber-arts board here, and my "baby" board here (which is mostly baby-items that aren't fiber related, but there are a few... lots of crafty projects though, including sewing). Not sure if you can find anything you like there, but maybe! You can also do a search for "baby knit" and you'll come across a ton of really cool ideas/patterns/etc. Don't forget to click "boards" at the top left after you search to look at what other people have collected as well - you can find SO many fun things that way.
Thank you! I had a lot of fun making the dress and hat. :) Hopefully the "cocoon and hat" will go just as well.
I went ahead and cast on for this owlie sleep sack in a light butter yellow. I may not have enough yellow, so if I don't, I'm going to add some orange and white thick stripes at the bottom (to look like candy corn) and then make a pumpkin hat. :P
I started crocheting a blanket early on, but haven't worked on it lately (due to fatigue and crafting ADD :P) I'm a knitter and crocheter, I also sew and dabble in most crafts lol. (I used to say if it's sold in Micheals, I've probably tried it!)
I'll have to work on getting my craft on for decorating once we have a nursery (right now we are busy the next two months, pretty free after that, but trying to buy a house! yikes)