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post #141 of 226
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Ooh are you knitting the Drops Buttercup pattern or the Petite Pearls? Im knitting the Petite Pearls first, then the Drops pattern.

Im sorry Jasper is having such a tough time greensad.gif he will adjust though. Happy mom means happy baby, and you know what is right for the both of you!

Ash, I forgot. I'm knitting this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ribbed-baby-jacket

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post #142 of 226

Oh I loved that one, too!  I ultimately decided on a different one because B is still in a size 3 months, but is long so I wanted to knit it longer...and for some reason when I sat and wrote out the pattern I couldn't figure out in my head how to make it work.  Im the worst with patterns, because I usually just look at them then start knitting without using them...

post #143 of 226
I'm okay with patterns, but I never do a swatch! Also, I'm bad at picking up stitches. The entire front of that is picking up stitches, so hopefully it will turn out ok. I never know whether to pick up on the wrong side or right side, if that makes sense. If I do it wrong, it looks like there's a seam. Any more expert knitters out there know what I'm talking about??
post #144 of 226

I do know what your talking about.  I have the same problem!  I actually knit wrong...I mean, when I do stockinette stitch or ribbed or something it turns out looking fine, but I am left handed and I go in through the back instead of the front.  Which is wrong.  So whenever I try to do lace or anything like that I end up with something that looks nice, but not at all like the pattern

post #145 of 226

That sweater is adorable!!  I want one for me!  lol.gif

post #146 of 226
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Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post

I'm okay with patterns, but I never do a swatch! Also, I'm bad at picking up stitches. The entire front of that is picking up stitches, so hopefully it will turn out ok. I never know whether to pick up on the wrong side or right side, if that makes sense. If I do it wrong, it looks like there's a seam. Any more expert knitters out there know what I'm talking about??

 

Always slip the first stitch, on both sides. Then you get a knit "V" that's the length of two rows, and you put your needle through both legs of the V. Put your needle in from the front, and pull the yarn from the back when picking up stitches. Does that make sense?

 

I want to knit that pattern for O, as well! I knit him the Baby Sophisticate last winter, and it fits perfectly right now. 

post #147 of 226
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Always slip the first stitch, on both sides. Then you get a knit "V" that's the length of two rows, and you put your needle through both legs of the V. Put your needle in from the front, and pull the yarn from the back when picking up stitches. Does that make sense?

 

I want to knit that pattern for O, as well! I knit him the Baby Sophisticate last winter, and it fits perfectly right now. 

 

It does, sort of. Lol. So when I am knitting the main part of the sweater, I slip then? I think it's too late for that as I already knitted the back and sides. I'm about to cast off the collar and shape the sleeves. Bummer. Also, some of the pick ups are coming from the cast off edge for the collar. I suppose the slipping a stitch thing wouldn't work there? At least I can still put my needle in from the front and pull the yarn from the back! thumb.gif

post #148 of 226
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Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post

 

It does, sort of. Lol. So when I am knitting the main part of the sweater, I slip then? I think it's too late for that as I already knitted the back and sides. I'm about to cast off the collar and shape the sleeves. Bummer. Also, some of the pick ups are coming from the cast off edge for the collar. I suppose the slipping a stitch thing wouldn't work there? At least I can still put my needle in from the front and pull the yarn from the back! thumb.gif

 

So apparently, for a button band, you wouldn't slip your stitches. I'm just used to doing it for socks, so I tend to do it elsewhere too. But according to this Knitty article, that would make for a wonky button band. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/FEATwin04TT.html Some good explanatory photos, and some math to boot!

post #149 of 226
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So apparently, for a button band, you wouldn't slip your stitches. I'm just used to doing it for socks, so I tend to do it elsewhere too. But according to this Knitty article, that would make for a wonky button band. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/FEATwin04TT.html Some good explanatory photos, and some math to boot!

 

 

That is an unbelievably helpful article!  Thank you so much! I feel like maybe this time, it will all work out. biggrinbounce.gif Unlike the two diaper covers I knit Jasper that required pick ups: one with teeny little leg holes, the other with leg holes big enough for an elephant. Oops. 

post #150 of 226

Bettie's first tooth just popped through today!  And in typical Bettie fashion, its not the typical first bottom tooth...its her top left tooth.  One step closer to that steak she has been dreaming of happytears.gif

post #151 of 226
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Bettie's first tooth just popped through today!  And in typical Bettie fashion, its not the typical first bottom tooth...its her top left tooth.  One step closer to that steak she has been dreaming of happytears.gif


Whoo hoo!

post #152 of 226

So then there was this article....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicola-kraus/detachment-parenting-sears_b_1852579.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

When are people going to realize that you do not teach kids to eat, talk, walk, or sleep?  Kids learn these things on their own in their own time.  And if you're going to write an article saying "Why I chose detachment parenting" shouldn't you first bother to find out exactly what attachment parenting even is?  Bedsharing does not equal AP nor does AP equal bedsharing any more than AP equals babywearing, cloth diapering or not vaccinating.  AP does include ensuring safe sleep physically AND emotionally.  One has to wonder what exactly she did to her child to get her to sleep through the night at such a tender age.  Or perhaps she was blessed with one of those babies that just sleeps?  And the point should be made that she only has one child... I wonder what tune she'll be singing if she chooses to have more.  And to top it all off, what in the world is her 3 year old doing still sleeping in a crib?  Doesn't that strike her as a form of babying that she is so vehemently opposed to?

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So then there was this article....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicola-kraus/detachment-parenting-sears_b_1852579.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

When are people going to realize that you do not teach kids to eat, talk, walk, or sleep?  Kids learn these things on their own in their own time.  And if you're going to write an article saying "Why I chose detachment parenting" shouldn't you first bother to find out exactly what attachment parenting even is?  Bedsharing does not equal AP nor does AP equal bedsharing any more than AP equals babywearing, cloth diapering or not vaccinating.  AP does include ensuring safe sleep physically AND emotionally.  One has to wonder what exactly she did to her child to get her to sleep through the night at such a tender age.  Or perhaps she was blessed with one of those babies that just sleeps?  And the point should be made that she only has one child... I wonder what tune she'll be singing if she chooses to have more.  And to top it all off, what in the world is her 3 year old doing still sleeping in a crib?  Doesn't that strike her as a form of babying that she is so vehemently opposed to?

post #154 of 226
That article was kinda funny to me but not offensive, although the part about teaching them to walk and sit up.. Wth?

I'm a big proponent with the whatever works for your family type parenting. I mean the entire family, not only you or your spouse and not only your babies...everyone e in the family. I breastfeed on demand because it works for my family. I do not cosleeping because it does not work for my family. I set bou daries for my kids because we are all happier when I do so. Etc. I don't thi k it's anyone's business e cept my husbands how I parent, thanks. I don't really care how anyone else parents either as long as its good for their families..
post #155 of 226
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That article was kinda funny to me but not offensive, although the part about teaching them to walk and sit up.. Wth?

I'm a big proponent with the whatever works for your family type parenting. I mean the entire family, not only you or your spouse and not only your babies...everyone e in the family. I breastfeed on demand because it works for my family. I do not cosleeping because it does not work for my family. I set bou daries for my kids because we are all happier when I do so. Etc. I don't thi k it's anyone's business e cept my husbands how I parent, thanks. I don't really care how anyone else parents either as long as its good for their families..


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post #156 of 226
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That article was kinda funny to me but not offensive, although the part about teaching them to walk and sit up.. Wth?
I'm a big proponent with the whatever works for your family type parenting. I mean the entire family, not only you or your spouse and not only your babies...everyone e in the family. I breastfeed on demand because it works for my family. I do not cosleeping because it does not work for my family. I set bou daries for my kids because we are all happier when I do so. Etc. I don't thi k it's anyone's business e cept my husbands how I parent, thanks. I don't really care how anyone else parents either as long as its good for their families..


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post #157 of 226

Wow... That blog was full of some pretty strong viewpoints. 

 

This one was just awful: "As I stand across from parents who sometimes spontaneously burst into tears they are so sleep-deprived and miserable, I am so grateful I knew to take the long view. And that really is the thing, Sears; I have yet to meet a parent of a child over 9 months old who isn't in some kind of agony trying to undo the attachment crap."

 

It's those kinds of absolute and offensive statements that *should* lead any intelligent reader to question the author's viewpoint. It's usually the overly matter-of-fact to the point of rude people who precisely insert only the stories that fully support their viewpoint and leave out the rest. Unfortunately, these kinds of people seem to gather followers. banghead.gif Sorry, I'm just more annoyed with the author's writing style than I probably am the message because I just really really dislike the black-and-white kind of attack stuff. I am totally with Kali. What works best for the whole family and produces healthy children is really what matters most. When one person with one child thinks they know the secret to every childrearing quandary, I'm puzzled.

post #158 of 226

While I'm all for the "what works best for the whole family thing" I do have some limits.  And Kali, I think if I may presume, that you would agree that there are limits b/c there are plenty of parents out there that think spanking is what works best for their family and something tells me that you do not support spanking.  I am vehemently opposed to spanking as well as to CIO, so for me, I do not just say "well, that works best for them" and not give it a second thought.  I get rather upset, in fact, when I see articles like this- smugness aside- that continue to perpetuate the misconception that babies should sleep like adults and we should bend them to our will b/c that is what is best for the marriage, for the family.  She could have just as easily written this same article about discipline and spanking and how happy she is that her child is "well behaved" while AP kids run around without punishments or boundaries.  That spanking is necessary to "teach" children to behave like adults b/c that is what is best for the marriage, for the family.  She appears to have no idea how much is dependent on temperament- so much smugness and through it she has made herself sound quite selfish.  She is so disparaging toward the parents she sees making sacrifices for their children.  She doesn't give them any credit for trying to make the best choices for their family.  And in the end, I wonder what the long view will be for this mother and her child... will she be surprised when she grows up to be smug and selfish like her mother despite sleeping 12 hours each night? 

post #159 of 226

Hijacking the thread topic to say...

 

Happy Birthday to my baby boy!

post #160 of 226

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Yay Rhyko!!!  Happy birthday and happy mamaversary to you, Christina!!!

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