I did make some cloth pantyliners this morning. Those dang pregnancy sneezes...
What are you making?
i outsourced all of my knitting/crochet projects to my mom. i sent her patterns and yarn colors. she has been shipping me boxes of hand-knitted goods. i feel guilty about it but i really do not feel like knitting right now, and yet it feels important that the kiddos have some hand-knitted things.
Not yet. I'm still working on finishing my other projects. Ideally I'd like to get those done before starting anything for the baby because I feel like otherwise they won't ever be completed. I've got a triangular shawl for mom and socks for DH on the needles and then a pair of gloves that just needs some ends tucked in.
I am working on booties after giving up daily knitting at 6 weeks of pregnancy because the nausea made focusing my eyes super difficult. I am hopeful that once I finish the booties, I will start on a little knit peacoat.
Does anyone else have any cute knitting ideas for boys? I see loads of stuff for girls (because I am primed to, I think, with two daughters) and my gramma is doing the Solstice stocking, but I'd like to work on some other things. Not a hat, because even though I LOVE wearing hats, it's usually only cold enough in FL to wear hats around 7 non-consecutive days of the year.
Brooke - we "special ordered" baby blankets, booties, hats and tiny baby sweaters. in the PNW, babies need a lot of layers. are you on ravelry? i am deeply infatuated with this little sweater right now for our fellas. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/puerperium-cardigan
aidenn - I am most of the way through the Baby Sophisticate sweater which is a really really easy knit. All I have to do is one more arm and the collar bit and then I'm done. Such a cute sweater.
Some people even put little tiny "elbow patches" on it so it looks like a grandpa-sweater.
mrsandmrs - I am on Ravelry. My name on there is MamaAuLait. I've got this one in my queue, but after seeing some of the suggestions from haurelia and katalopolis, I'm adding more!
katalopolis - Thanks for the suggestions! You're right in that it's likely too warm for the coat most days, but at least for the 7 days we can really bundle up, I feel that the time investment in a sweater is more "worth it"! Since a baby hat only takes an evening to knit, I feel like I'd finish it and say "now what?" but a cardi or a sweater would take me a few evenings since there's less mindless knitting involved. I'm also thinking of making myself a shawl...one of the things that I've noticed about my own needs in Florida is that when I am babywearing, the baby keeps my front warm, and I just need something for my shoulders. I have a shrug I've knitted, but if you're warm and want the shrug off, then you've got to undo the whole shoulder straps on the sling/wrap for the baby. I think a shawl draped over me and the sling might be the ticket for those balmy days where the nights get a little chilly. I've got the Stella Luna in my queue, but I don't know if I can complete it in time! Can you tell I overanalyze things?! :)
haurelia - Thanks for the Octopus! It's in my queue! I agree with you about the calling for the I-cord. My I-cords can look rough, but my crochet looks rougher! :) I've got this Nautilus shell in my favorites, but after doing a knit lobster for my Massachusetts-born-and-bred friend, I took a break from stuffies. I think it might be time to try again!
Dang, it's fun to talk knitting. Normally I just talk to DH about it but he's not that interested, other than you know, entertaining me! I currently have these booties on the needles with the modifications suggested by TinkerTots.
My DD jumping on her bed.
I made this for DD last Hallowe'en and for use in the winter. I can always tell who has a sense of humour when walking around malls and grocery stores when DD is wearing it