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post #41 of 65
bump!

I just bought 25 receiving blankets (used) for $7 Cdn. And, I purchased several yards of diaper fabric for $2.30 /yd.

Oh, and I found a Care Bear panel in the sale bin. that will make a nice blanket. I usually don't like the commercial stuff, but I love the Care Bears.

I will be sewing soon!

How is everyone else doing?

Trin.
post #42 of 65
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Originally Posted by Trinitty View Post
bump!

I just bought 25 receiving blankets (used) for $7 Cdn. And, I purchased several yards of diaper fabric for $2.30 /yd.

Oh, and I found a Care Bear panel in the sale bin. that will make a nice blanket. I usually don't like the commercial stuff, but I love the Care Bears.

I will be sewing soon!

How is everyone else doing?

Trin.
SCORE! and yay for the care bears! DD (3yrs) is a care bear lover and her whole room is care bears.

I am bedbound with HG so i havent sewn a darn thing for months
post #43 of 65
I haven't got started yet (no extra $$$ for the yarn I need) but I'm going to make bug the sock monkey set out of the Happy Hooker. You can see a pic here,though I'll be doing the normal white/brown/red. I'll also be doing the Seija Set since it will still be chilly when the baby comes.
post #44 of 65
Oh, I'm so sorry you haven't been able to sew! That would really bug me. I will send you thoughts as I'm threading my bobbins!

Cherrybomb, that blanket and set look fabulous!!! I can't knit at all, but I love nice knitted work, and I'm fortunate to have three grandmas and several aunties who are all busy clicking their needles right now.

I took a picture of a complete stranger's baby once because she was sporting a beautiful rainbow knit sweater and hat. Mom was thrilled that I cared so much to take a shot. She even used strawberries as buttons!
post #45 of 65
I bought my very first sewing machine. Yeah! No more borrowing my sisters.

So far I've made two long draft stoppers for front and back door, 8 cloth pocket diapers, and a cloth book.

I'm currently looking for a pattern for different types of baby slings and waiting for PUL to make more diapers. Also planning on making some PJ's for my and my Hubby.
post #46 of 65
I've finally taken the plunge and bought something for this baby! I figured he already has clothes and a hand-knit blanket (from Grandma), a stuffed animal (from Gran), and a book (from Aunt Meghan), so it's high time he has something from his mama! But I wanted the first purchase to be something really special.

I finally figured it out: yesterday I bought some really nice worsted-weight cotton and got started on a blue monkey stuffed animal. I'm already planning what clothes I'll make for Blue Monkey if Robin is a girl (purple jumper) or a boy (red hoodie and black trousers). It sounds like a fairly hum-drum project, but it's *so* nice to be making something for the little one

It's been cooler here, lately, too. Perfect knitting weather. So I have a bunch of projects percolating in the back of my head.
post #47 of 65
I've hardly gotten started! I've only made 2 of the 3 monkey faces
post #48 of 65
I just started knitting a blanket for a friend who's due in Nov. and found a ton of patterns for hats and things yesterday that I'd like to start knitting, my dh doesn't want to find out what we're having so I get to knit something in every color
post #49 of 65
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I have been a knitting fool around here I knit a sweater jacket for dd, just need to sew it up, dreading that one..... I am working on sleeves for dh's long forgotten sweater.... about to finish the startings of my bolero if I can get over an aversion to the color red I seem to have now And then I plan to knit ds a sweater. I know, I am crazy. I would like to get some socks done before Christmas, and Get some sewing projects out of the way so I can get started on diapers in a month or so.
post #50 of 65
I start a 6 week sewing class tonight! I'm excited to learn how to sew things other than quilts. Now to unearth my sewing machine from all the yarn piled around it.
post #51 of 65
I just got a job at a yarn shop, wheeeeeeeeeeeee! And the Manos del Uruguay is on sale, meaning I get it for 50% off, so I think I'm going to make myself Stefanie Japel's Bulky Cabled Sweater. Another blogger I know made it using 2 strands of Manos held together, and I'd need the smallest size so I'd only need 4 skeins! 100% wool sweater for $32+tax! Woohoo!
post #52 of 65
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I just got a job at a yarn shop, wheeeeeeeeeeeee!
OMG, I'd totally go bankrupt!!
post #53 of 65
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OMG, I'd totally go bankrupt!!
no kidding! That paycheck would never see the light of day

but as a wise person(don't know who) once said, "at least have your hobbies pay for themselves"
post #54 of 65
Hi Ladies,
I'm about 16 week now and just started my first real knitting project. I bought a diaper cover (wrap-style) pattern from Little Turtle Knits that I really love. I have real wool yarn that my MIL spun for me from her sheep (she had it professionally cleaned/prepared for spinning). I've gotten through the whole thing but I can't figure out what they mean by the gussets. When I try to do it exactly like they say it looks terrible! Can anyone help? I've emailed them directly to ask, too - but I thought someone here might have done this pattern already. Here is the confusing section of instructions:

Gussets: you will be picking up a single crochet at the top of the crotch ribbing, working a single crochet in every OTHER stitch, down to the end of the crotch ribbing. Then, you’ll TURN and work a single crochet in every other stitch again, back to where you began the gusset.
post #55 of 65
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Hi Ladies,
I'm about 16 week now and just started my first real knitting project. I bought a diaper cover (wrap-style) pattern from Little Turtle Knits that I really love. I have real wool yarn that my MIL spun for me from her sheep (she had it professionally cleaned/prepared for spinning). I've gotten through the whole thing but I can't figure out what they mean by the gussets. When I try to do it exactly like they say it looks terrible! Can anyone help? I've emailed them directly to ask, too - but I thought someone here might have done this pattern already. Here is the confusing section of instructions:

Gussets: you will be picking up a single crochet at the top of the crotch ribbing, working a single crochet in every OTHER stitch, down to the end of the crotch ribbing. Then, you’ll TURN and work a single crochet in every other stitch again, back to where you began the gusset.
TBH, I think you're doing it right, but it's just the pattern that looks bad with the crochet on. I always leave off the crochet gusset & put the button holes as part of the tabs instead.
post #56 of 65
Well i am feeling a tiny bit better so i made a no sew tutu for dd and one for her friends bday. Now onto the sewing list. I think i will start on the fitted diapers and the pul covers and wet bags next. I already have the fabric for those. For some other stuff i want to find out the sex of this babe first. Since this will likely be my last i want to go out all girly or all boyish as i really dislike yellow/green stuff.

Regardless of sex i soooo want to get some longies knitted for me (i dont knit) that are orange/red/dk yellow.

Where can i find an easy longie pattern? My step mom knits but she needs an easy pattern as she is still new to it.
post #57 of 65
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Well i am feeling a tiny bit better so i made a no sew tutu for dd and one for her friends bday. Now onto the sewing list. I think i will start on the fitted diapers and the pul covers and wet bags next. I already have the fabric for those. For some other stuff i want to find out the sex of this babe first. Since this will likely be my last i want to go out all girly or all boyish as i really dislike yellow/green stuff.

Regardless of sex i soooo want to get some longies knitted for me (i dont knit) that are orange/red/dk yellow.

Where can i find an easy longie pattern? My step mom knits but she needs an easy pattern as she is still new to it.
Longies are the easiest things EVER. If she can make a hat, she can make longies. I like the Aubrey Doodlepants pattern (google will find it for you). She doesn't have to put the short rows in if she doesn't know how to do them, just make the whole thing a row or three taller than it calls for. I really like using Knitpicks wool of the Andes for longies - it's SUPER cheap, but decent quality and comes in a million colors.
post #58 of 65
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Longies are the easiest things EVER. If she can make a hat, she can make longies. I like the Aubrey Doodlepants pattern (google will find it for you). She doesn't have to put the short rows in if she doesn't know how to do them, just make the whole thing a row or three taller than it calls for. I really like using Knitpicks wool of the Andes for longies - it's SUPER cheap, but decent quality and comes in a million colors.
Thank you
post #59 of 65
Thread Starter 
And the little turtle knits patterns are my fav I can't tell you how many of those things I have knit....well, I could, but then there are so many:
post #60 of 65
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And the little turtle knits patterns are my fav I can't tell you how many of those things I have knit....well, I could, but then there are so many:
I think I'm the only person in the universe who doesn't like LTK patterns. I don't like the way they're written, the way they come out, the way the clothes are designed. *sigh* I'm such a pattern snob
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