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Expecting in January(ish) Knitters?

post #1 of 118
Thread Starter 
Have we many knitting mamas among us? If so, would y'all be willing to share the projects you're knitting for your little sprouts along the way? I thought it would be nice to have one thread with all our projects to show and tell and inspire!

Currently I'm working on this bonnet (only without the Toturo face), and plan to start these longiess before long. I'm going with the girl vibe and breaking out my Peace Fleece in Moscow Magic Pink!
post #2 of 118
aarrgh!
I want to knit so badly!
I went to Michaels and bought needles and yarn, and they are sitting in the bag on the doorknob! I think I'm scared of them.
But I really really want to make diaper covers.
post #3 of 118
Thread Starter 
Prism, just for inspiration, here are a couple "easy-to-knit" diaper covers. While they do involve a few intermediate skills, if you have the motivation to knit diaper covers, and maybe a good instruction book like Knitting for Dummies, you'll pick them up quick!

Punk Knitter Soaker Pattern


Fern & Faerie Free Soaker
post #4 of 118
Me! I am trying to get back on the needles- between being sick and being busy on the farm I haven't had a chance.

I have a cute little pair of bfl longies going- that are almost done- but not quite there yet.

I just ordered yarn to make a presto chango in chocolate and pea pod in bright green. Oh and a presto chango in red for my bff. (oh and matching hats for each too!)

ETA: Honeytree- that is my favorite longie pattern an I think the moscow magic will be fabulous in them!

I really want to try to chart out a pair of monster pants- but I kinda want 3 pairs- one for each of my kids!
post #5 of 118
I need to start knitting now!!!! I want to do mostly wool dipe covers for this winter babe and some longies. Can't wait to start!! We just assume it's a boy because of family history but you never know so I'll be doing most things in yellow or green.
post #6 of 118
Yes! After I (start and) finish a shrug I'm making for myself, I'm going to start on some longies -- maybe deep purples, burgundies, bright green, red? And I want to make a lanolized wool sleepsack, for easy nighttime changes with a brand new newborn.

Has anyone got the book Expectant Little Knits? I believe it's maternity patterns and I don't know what else. I'd like to make myself one nice big sweater, but interlibrary loan takes forever around here.
post #7 of 118
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Originally Posted by leerypolyp View Post
Yes! After I (start and) finish a shrug I'm making for myself, I'm going to start on some longies -- maybe deep purples, burgundies, bright green, red? And I want to make a lanolized wool sleepsack, for easy nighttime changes with a brand new newborn.

Has anyone got the book Expectant Little Knits? I believe it's maternity patterns and I don't know what else. I'd like to make myself one nice big sweater, but interlibrary loan takes forever around here.
I am thinking of making myself a little black shrug too. I made an anthropologie inspired caplet and love it- and the pattern is definitely the easiest neer instant gratification project ever.

a sleepsack is such a great idea- I might have to do that too.

No suggestions on the book though- I think it would take me forever to knit a maternity sweater.....
post #8 of 118
honeytree, youre awesome, thanks for the links.
my goal for this week is to start.
post #9 of 118
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No suggestions on the book though- I think it would take me forever to knit a maternity sweater.....
Yeah, I imagine it might be a real yarn-eater too. Hmm. Perhaps shrugs and capelets are the way to go -- quick, and they totally anthropologie-up the plain maternity shirt beneath. Heh. (Most of my projects are anthro-inspired too. Or maybe most of Anthropologie's stuff is us-inspired!)
post #10 of 118
Hey guys. I am a very avid knitter. I teach knitting classes (mostly sock classes) at our local shop and the owner gives me a steep discount so I recently splurged on some gorgeous yarn and knitted my baby on the way a couple of sweet hats and am working on a little sweater right now. I also plan on knitting some longies and wool covers and socks. Somebody said something about knitting a sleeper. I would love to see a pattern for that!
post #11 of 118
I am a knitter too! I so far am only making socks, scratch mitts, and a bonnet. So far. :P I am using a lovely green silk my husband bought me as a surpise about five months ago.
post #12 of 118
well, I crochet. . .so now you guys know I'm a) not as smart as you all and b) waaaay more impatient

Since crochet is so fast I probably will start a project around week 36. I made a blanket for my son around that time. One problem? Inflammation made my wrists and fingers really hurt when I'd work on it for too long! So you guys are smart to start now
post #13 of 118
ps this is the blanket I made--but this one isn't mine, it's another person's image. I love the Stitch'n'Bitch book and they make a Knitting one, too!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-me...e=UTF8&index=3
post #14 of 118
I'm planning on both knitting and crocheting soakers for my new little one, and hoping to make enough to mostly replace the PUL covers I used with DD. I actually may crochet a few more than I knit, since the crochet ones come out a little bit thicker, which I like. But at the moment, I'm making trial ones for DD to decide which patterns I like best. I also found a really cool idea for a quick easy wool soaker sack made from a wool sweater on mamatoto:
http://mamatoto.org/Default.aspx?tabid=308

Happy and !
post #15 of 118
Love the sock monkey blankie!
post #16 of 118
I plan on doing some longies and hats, for sure. I'd like to do a sweater and a baby blanket, but I haven't been knitting due to morning sickness, so I don't know how much I'll get done. I'm starting to feel a tad bit better, so maybe I'll start something soon.
post #17 of 118
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well, I crochet. . .so now you guys know I'm a) not as smart as you all and b) waaaay more impatient

Since crochet is so fast I probably will start a project around week 36. I made a blanket for my son around that time. One problem? Inflammation made my wrists and fingers really hurt when I'd work on it for too long! So you guys are smart to start now
My mom has tried over and over to get me to figure out crochet and it is so freaking hard. There are so many loops and stitches and whatnot- I can't even look at a crochet pattern without freaking out.

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Originally Posted by EBeth0000 View Post
ps this is the blanket I made--but this one isn't mine, it's another person's image. I love the Stitch'n'Bitch book and they make a Knitting one, too!

So cute- but looks so hard. Just a ball of yarn and 2 needles for me. that is all I can handle.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-me...e=UTF8&index=3
post #18 of 118
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Originally Posted by iowaorganic View Post
My mom has tried over and over to get me to figure out crochet and it is so freaking hard. There are so many loops and stitches and whatnot- I can't even look at a crochet pattern without freaking out.
ha ha ha ha ha!! I feel the same way whenever I look at those two needles, clicking away. . .it looks like more hand-eye coordination than any human should be required to have. Plus what's with all that counting?! With crochet you only have to count the first row, it's easy-peasy from there. If I had to count every row, I would have some seriously interesting projects, because the first row would be 10, then 13, then 11, then 9, then 10 again, then. . .where was I again?! he he he
post #19 of 118
Thread Starter 
That blanket is adorable! I crocheted plain squares to be sewn into a lap blanket for a charity knit-a-thon in the spring, and I really liked it! I've been meaning to learn how to read patterns and to progress past the flat, single-crochet stitch...
post #20 of 118
yummo! I got a box of happy today in the mail! Yarn for baby knits! It is just knitpicks shine- but geez is it pretty and soft- I might have to get more for a blanky for DS too- he loves to stroke soft yarn!
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