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post #21 of 60
I need to start knitting again before the baby gets here. I taught myself to make longies and shorties (wool diaper covers) when Maddox was still in diapers. Here's a pic of him in the first shorties I ever made.
post #22 of 60
Rock them shorties Maddox. I needed to see a cute babe pic. Thanks. Knit on momma.
post #23 of 60
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Originally Posted by jacquelinej View Post

And so here is the much awaited, I-finally-got-around-to-taking-the-darn-picture of the baby quilt:

 

 

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wow, that quilt is awesome! Maybe if I can successfully make a knit owl, we can arrange some kind of crafted owl swap? (only half kidding!)

post #24 of 60
Thanks, FarmerMomma. orngbiggrin.gif
post #25 of 60

Thanks Bailey!

 

And yes, kimble, I'd be up for it if we can make materials an even swap.  Someone on etsy charges $115 for the same quilt.  I would love to swap sewing for knitted items with anyone that might be willing to commit to it.

post #26 of 60

You ladies are so inspirational! All so cute! I am just learning to knit, but super excited about what I can eventually make! I don't think wool soakers would be all that hard to do, so may try my hand at them, buying wool covers is uber-expensive and knitted ones are just the cutest!

post #27 of 60
They're super easy! It was actually the first thing I learned to knit! And coincidentally, the only thing! Hahaha!
post #28 of 60

Ok I think I'm getting seriously nesty now and it is taking the form of wanting to knit. I've wasted hours on Ravelry looking at patterns for modern baby blankets. My mom is an expert knitter and keeps asking what we want for the baby. I think this weekend I'll ask for DH's feedback on designs and colors (I don't expect much of an opinion, but this way there are no surprises later!) and send her some patterns as ideas. We'll probably end up buying the yarn for them as she tends to use acrylics, which I hate. I found some nice cotton/bamboo blend which would be lightweight for the summer.

 

Some of my favorites...

 

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post #29 of 60


Finished knitting a pair of shorties I started before my son abruptly potty trained. (Can't complain about that, though I wish I would have gotten to see him in them! He potty trained just before his 2nd birthday, so my little one won't fit in to these for a while!) I just need to knit a white I-cord. My next project will have to be itty bitty so my newborn can wear it! I want to do another pair of shorties, but with a hand painted colorway yarn. (I think that's what it's called when the yarn is a few different colors.) *edited to add pic with cord done*
Edited by PhilsBabyMama - 1/26/13 at 3:21pm
post #30 of 60
. I'm loving this yarn!
post #31 of 60
PBM- is that why my DS took fo evvva to potty train? I never enacted Murphy's law in the form of knitting. Gonna learn to knit before this one gets 3 years 11 months on me. Lol.

Pretty yarn. Love those forest fairy colors.
post #32 of 60
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post #33 of 60
Haha! Can't hurt! wink1.gif
post #34 of 60

Nothing to add, just wanted to say I am SO JEALOUS of you ladies and your crafting abilities.  I totally suck in this area and prefer to concentrate on the food!  I would buy this stuff from you gals for a pretty penny!

post #35 of 60

You all are SO TALENTED. I cannot knit or crochet, although I've taken classes. I have part of a scarf knit and part of a hat knit, and that's it :)

 

I do love crafting and sewing, though. I haven't made anything for the babies yet, but I have purchased fabric to make these: http://probablyactually.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/a-lotta-lotta/

 

I want to make hats, bibs, and baby shoes, too.

 

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My coworkers know about my love of crafting, and they want to have a shower at work where everyone who attends helps make some sort of craft for the babies. What could they do that wouldn't be too challenging for novice crafters? I'm thinking maybe 10-15 people will be there.

post #36 of 60

Well....it is copying someone else's idea but, this is something I plan to make at some point. I scored some vintage flat clothespins last month at a vintage shop and I can't wait to sit and relax and paint away. It's not clothing or anything but, I think it is just so cute. To be hung by the changing table or something.

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77239262/handmade-wooden-folk-art-mini-clothespin?ref=usr_faveitems

post #37 of 60
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Originally Posted by Loogiejane View Post

Well....it is copying someone else's idea but, this is something I plan to make at some point. I scored some vintage flat clothespins last month at a vintage shop and I can't wait to sit and relax and paint away. It's not clothing or anything but, I think it is just so cute. To be hung by the changing table or something.

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77239262/handmade-wooden-folk-art-mini-clothespin?ref=usr_faveitems

cute! i'm doing something similar for my baby shower...

post #38 of 60
Thread Starter 

I finally took some pictures of all the sewing projects I have been working on:

Peasant blouses (6-12 month size). Hope to make more of these (cut the pattern the wrong way for these, my first attempt at sewing in a LONG time). Poor birds are falling off their branches...

 

 

Bibs - will hopefully make lots of these. They still need snaps:

 

Simple dresses/tunics (3-6 months). I figure these can cross seasons by adding layers over or underneath:

 

Linen bonnet:

 

A snuggle blanket with crocheted edge, made from one of my late Dad's shirts:

 

post #39 of 60

Berry - I LOVE your bibs! They are gorgeous!

 

I started a baby hat yesterday and ordered wool for a baby blanket to knit. I am very excited to get moving on these items.

 

Keep the inspiration coming, mamas!

post #40 of 60
Whoa, Berrymama! How awesome! I'm loving all the fabrics you've used too!
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