Cool! We tie-dyed stuff for my youngest, it was fun for me AND the kids. :)
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Anyone crafting? - Page 2post #21 of 1814/30/13 at 7:23ampost #22 of 1814/30/13 at 8:33pm
i cannot believe what talented knitters you all are! devilish, your halloween hat blew me away.
i am a beginning crafter at everything. someone at work gave me extremely pink yarn "in case it's a girl", so i feel like i should use it (nevermind the kid's sex), but i don't know what for. i usually knit rectangular pieces and sew them together on one side and then call them "wristwarmers" or "coffee cup sleeves" or something along those lines. i wouldn't even dare knit a sock!
i am also a beginner at my sewing machine, and have so far only sewn paper goods like cards, bookmarks and stuff. i haven't thought about crafting baby stuff yet. i'd really like to make something, does anyone have ideas for really simple beginner-level projects?post #23 of 1815/1/13 at 7:47am
Alright, you ladies motivated me to log onto my ravelry account and haurelia, aidenn, and katalopolis I've added you as friends. I go by "sweetlemon"
aidenn, I made this for my friend who was not revealing the sex: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/garter-stitch-baby-kimono I think I ended up using a bamboo/merino blend for fall/spring. I figured if she moved the buttons she could use it for a little while longer since the kimono bits overlap. This was superfast, just garterstich and I did the sleeves two at a time in the round (like the magic loop for socks). I did the body in the round too and messed up a row but oh well...post #24 of 1815/1/13 at 9:18ampost #25 of 1815/1/13 at 9:24ampost #26 of 1815/1/13 at 4:21pmI'm honestly a bit jealous!!! Life is too busy right now from morning till night to pull out my knitting . I just have to sew on some buttons to a shawl wrap thing I made myself this winter and I still have a Christmas gift I never finished for my DF!!! Nevermind baby things . My hope is to get a chance to knit a baby doll for my youngest DD like I did for my oldest when her sister was born. I would love it to be a sort of tradition. Also at a minimum I want to knit a baby hat and sew some wipes and changing pads. I use large prefolds as the inner for the pad and PUL as the outer. I was thinking of making them snap together so that I could snap out the prefold when it was a bit dirty or even peed on and then just snap in a new one. Maybe ill get around to the basics come Julypost #27 of 1815/2/13 at 2:06am
vc2013- I sew burpcloths which are unisex and super easy. I put flannel on one side and terry or chenille on the other. I make mine 20in x 10in, sew it together with right sides facing, then turn it right side out, sew around the edge again and voila! I also put a ribbon tab on one side for a little cuteness and so you can hang it/clip it on something. My son also liked to play with the ribbon tag. All done and easy as pie. I used a ton of these with my son and people always rave about how nice they are when I give them as gifts. More absorbent and bigger than most you can buy. You can also make tag blankets easily. Just sew together 2 squares of fabric 10inx10in or so and sew in little pieces of ribbon so they will stick out the edges.post #28 of 1815/2/13 at 7:38am
Thumbs up for the burp cloths, vegrunr. My friend made me some of these with DD2 and they were AMAZING with the terrycloth...so absorbent!
mrsandmrs, I'm about 1/3 of the way through with that puerperium cardigan you shared (in a rather fetching pumpkin color, b/c that'd what I had in DK and I didn't want to wait!) and I am going to see if I am brave enough to add this: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/demi-octopuspost #29 of 1815/2/13 at 7:41amThread Starterpost #30 of 1815/2/13 at 9:39ampost #31 of 1815/2/13 at 11:04ampost #32 of 1815/2/13 at 2:23pm
cmu204 - I love the color you chose! Mine isn't nearly as "heather-y" with color tones and I'm regretting my impatience in selecting another DK skein of yarn. I have oodles of worsted, which I should have just gone with since I'm a tight knitter anyhow. Anyways, it's such a quick little knit, I won't mind making two, I'm sure! I will take a photo of mine once it's a little further along and more recognizable as a sweater and not just the chest piece. Also, did you do the tapered sleeve option on yours (it looks like it, but as I evaluate what I want to do with sleeves, I'm spying on others!)?
mrsandmrs - I'm a busy-hands girl. They need to STAY BUSY! :) Also, just found out about an hour ago that DD1 has gastroenteritis, so I imagine I'll be making more progress on it as I spend hours up tonight with her on the sofa. One little pro in a sea of cons. :)post #33 of 1815/2/13 at 5:22pmThread Starter
That looks awesome CMU. I'm not patient enough to learn how to use a knitting pattern (count stitches, rows, not lose my place, etc). I can make rectangles/scarves but that is about it.
I am excited about having washed the fabric we bought over the weekend to make some rompers and dresses. I'm not the best sewer so hopefully they will turn out.post #34 of 1815/3/13 at 11:56ampost #35 of 1815/3/13 at 12:00pmpost #36 of 1815/3/13 at 12:45pm
Ocean- Are you going to make postpartum pads too? I am going to ask my grandmother to make me about a dozen or so but I have a few questions before I send her the pattern and instructions.
splath- That is ADORABLE! I love it!
If I had a sewing machine I would make myself some cloth pads and a placenta bag. Since I don't and I don't have the attention to do it by hand I'm either going to buy the placenta bag off etsy and also buy cloth pads off etsy or hopefully have my grandma make me some. I haven't talked to her yet but I'm hoping she will!post #37 of 1815/3/13 at 4:01pmThread Starter
Splath-So cute! That fabric is so fun!
MamaAna- I think I have enough night pads already. If they aren't absorbent enough I will fold up a washcloth and put it on top. I made gladrags style night pads because I like the coverage, but with longer inserts (and possibly washcloths). I have never had a baby before so I am not sure if they'll be sufficient. I have between 15-20. I also probably have about 25 regular/long pads. I did make my sister about 14 or so when she had her first, and she used them and didn't seem to have any complaints. I also use buttons instead of snaps because that is what I had when I made them. It seems to work.post #38 of 1815/3/13 at 7:31pmThread Starterpost #39 of 1815/4/13 at 4:44amQuote:Originally Posted by OceanSolitude
Splath-So cute! That fabric is so fun!
MamaAna- I think I have enough night pads already. If they aren't absorbent enough I will fold up a washcloth and put it on top. I made gladrags style night pads because I like the coverage, but with longer inserts (and possibly washcloths). I have never had a baby before so I am not sure if they'll be sufficient. I have between 15-20. I also probably have about 25 regular/long pads. I did make my sister about 14 or so when she had her first, and she used them and didn't seem to have any complaints. I also use buttons instead of snaps because that is what I had when I made them. It seems to work.
What kind of fabrics did you use for your regular/long pads? I'm thinking of just asking my gram to make normal night time pads and if I need the extra coverage just wearing a cloth diaper that i have used during my periods before.
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