Too true! I made both of my boys blankets while pregnant with them & they both still sleep with them... even though they're getting ratty & need repairs regularly. :)
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who is making things for baby? - Page 2post #21 of 644/10/13 at 6:03pmpost #22 of 644/12/13 at 1:44am
First of all, Jones I <3 your blanket. Its so beautiful. It may not seem like much now, but a decade from now you'll look on it in love (even if it seems a stretch now LOL)...
Regarding the soaker pattern - I have LTK longies pattern. I got it with my second babe about 8 years ago now! I have knit at least 5-7 pairs of longies and quite a few soakers with it. Its nice, but it would be hard for me to say 'its the best ever!' or you are missing out if you can't afford it.
To tell you all the truth for a soaker I thought this one was just as acceptable and free http://diapersewing.wordpress.com/2006/12/07/soaker-pattern-knit-in-the-round/
In fact if I am only making a soaker I will knit that one. Its quick and easy and adorable. For my last babe I purchased thick organza pink ribbon and crochet a skirt on to the soaker and make it look like a tutu. So cute.
For longies I think Tiny birds has come out just as adorable also.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tiny-birds-soaker another soaker pattern from her that I think is good...just not as mindless as the above when you're chasing after kids!
I have never done this crochet diaper soaker pattern but I heard from several mamas this last pregnancy that it was the easiest and so adorable. http://crochetcastle.blogspot.com/2009/04/easiest-crochet-wool-soaker-pattern.html
Now I made a felted wool diaper cover with snaps for baby girl (11 months) the other day. Sewing and craft time is seriously hampered right now (just so tired)...but I am planning on making some more diapering articles.post #23 of 644/13/13 at 1:26pmpost #24 of 644/14/13 at 11:32ampost #25 of 644/20/13 at 12:06pm
I make hair bows so I am hoping I get another girl so she can wear my first year set
I already have 4 girls, lol, but I just love having a house of girls!post #26 of 644/25/13 at 4:34pmpost #27 of 644/25/13 at 6:43pmI can't wait until we move so I can set up my sewing machine and start crafting! Once we find out the sex I will start making other things based on some patterns and other things I've found on Pinterest! I wish I could crochet or knit but I've tried both and I'm horrid at them- ill blame it on being left handed!post #28 of 644/26/13 at 5:37ampost #29 of 644/26/13 at 7:03ampost #30 of 644/26/13 at 12:19pmpost #31 of 645/3/13 at 2:37am
I used to crochet a lot! For my son, I had made a blanket, sweater, and hat. The hat actually got a lot of use... since it was so stretchy it fit until he was almost 3. I also made a cross-stitch for his room. Unfortunately this time, with a child in elementary school and full-time job, I am not going to have time to make anything. But a friend is making a blanket for this baby. :)post #32 of 645/10/13 at 11:24pmpost #33 of 648/23/13 at 7:53pm
I'm reviving this thread, because I'm in third-trimester-countdown-mode! Baby will be full term in 8 weeks, and while I don't expect her/him to make an appearance until sometime after that, I'm feeling like I've got to get organized.
Anybody have a pattern for a ring sling that they really like? I've been through a lot of them online, but would love to hear your personal recommendations!
Sewing plans aside, I'm back into knitting... Realized we had no hats yet for the wee one, so made this today:
My first time doing cables! So fun. The pattern is Hunter, from Tin Can Knits.
What are you all working on?post #34 of 648/24/13 at 7:49pmpost #35 of 648/26/13 at 11:09amI haven't knit anything in quite awhile, not since my last pregnancy probably. I have a couple curly purly soakers, small ones, from my last baby that I will use again. I also have a little pullover sweater with a matching hat I made. Speaking of hats, I think I should make some more for this baby, being a November baby I'm sure I will use more hats than my other kids did. I made a pair of striped longies for my last baby too, but they turned out really big, size 2 or 3 and didn't fit him till this past summer when he potty trained. So much work, those stripes were a pain. Never again will I make striped longies. A super soft, but small so it's not too bulky, blanket might be in order too. I wanted to make that pebble vest for my last baby, but never got around to it, maybe I will this time. Oh I think I have a couple baby vests made out of acrylic yarn too, not my favorite. I made a cardigan and hat (acrylic yarn again, boo. I was very strapped for money at pregnancy) last time, I'd forgotten that. Really maybe I'm glad to be having another boy to use all these things I knit again! Really the only thing I knit that I spent money on good yarn for was those striped longies.
Sewing- I have gotten some fabric to make all my kids a matching outfit. Well a dress for my daughter and matching vests and bow ties for the boys, I plan to make two sizes of baby vests, to last longer.post #36 of 648/26/13 at 1:10pm
Kamiro-I couldn't get that first link to work. Going to try the crochet one, once I'm good to go with knitting. How did the felted one come out? Is it still soft?
Granite-I have some wrap links I can share, but I haven't made any. I'd like to make a woven wrap, but am hesitant to order the fabric, and can't find any at the store.
So far I sewed 15nb fitteds made from terry on the inside and flannel outer, with terry soaker. I knit two wraps off ravelry, and working on the curly purly. I started a pair of shorties, but messed up. I may attempt another pair or longies. There is a sleep sack off ravelry I want to make too-the stripe one.
Thinking of knitting nursing pads.post #37 of 648/27/13 at 12:42pmpost #38 of 648/29/13 at 8:13am
Oh, I made flannel wipes too and terry ones. Some fleece liners till meconium is past or if the prefolds start causing rash issues :(
Forgot about burp cloths. Do the flannel ones work well? How big did you make them? Are they sewn like a prefold?
Same for nightgowns-those are my favorite. Do you have a pattern you could share?
The curly purly pattern was frustrating me. This is the third pull on-I'm getting hung up when I get to the legs. Going to start a diff pull on pattern. Maybe I'll attempt the crochet one. I wonder if it's I keep thinking the wool wraps will work out better.post #39 of 648/29/13 at 1:20pmOoh I love nightgowns too. I have plenty of those, but thinking of knitting one too. The curly purly is my favorite soaker, the waist is so stretchy but at the same time it stays on. I really need to make some hats. I took a quick look at my baby clothes and I only have a couple, my boys were both summer babies and big and always hot so I didn't really use them much and got rid of them I guess. But this will be a winter baby so I think I'll be using more hats this time.
I love woven wraps, never made my own though. I have a didymos Simon that I love. I've had a number of wraps over the years but have whittled it down to just my favorites. Well and a couple I haven't gotten around to selling. The didymos, a rebozo that I love for quick trips/hip carries and with my last baby I finally tried an ergo and fell in love with that for older babies (18mo plus). It's just so great not having to deal with trailing wrap ends when I'm out somewhere dirty.
Any blanket pattern suggestions? I want something lightweight (I live in California) and not too big, but big enough to wrap the baby in. Think receiving blanket, but knit or crocheted. I have some red worsted yarn in my stash that will make a great blanket.post #40 of 648/30/13 at 3:41pmI think I answered my own question. I love this blanket! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/honeycomb-12
I was all set to use the red yarn I have, but love the turquoise in the photo. Now I'm tempted to get some turquoise to use instead and save my red for something else. I will need to figure out how to make it smaller with out sacrificing the design, because I don't want such a large blanket (3.5 feet wide).
My to-knit list is getting rather long. Good thing baby things knit up so quickly. I'm working on a newborn hat and a sleep sack. I want to make another sleep sack, another larger hat same as the one I'm working on, a blanket, a blue cable vest to match the ones I made my other two boys (yay they will still fit this winter!), a grey kimono sweater and matching hat. Also considering making a green? nightgown and I have a bunch more blue yarn that I could make baby things out of.
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