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post #21 of 118
yay! I finished the cutest longies from a previous MBOY- will have to come back and post a pic and I am almost done with a chocolate cotton presto chango..... Come one ladies! Show and tell!
post #22 of 118
I haven't read the whole thread yet (because I want to check out all the links and don't have time now) but I am a knitter too and would love to see everyone's projects! I have a little sweater done, and a few more planned. I also want to make some hats, soakers, and longies. I love that this little one will be born in the winter so I can dress him/her in lots of squishy wool!
post #23 of 118
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A picture! My first new-baby knit! I'm not in love with the embroidered stars, so I may still fiddle with the placement, but overall I think it turned out pretty darn cute.

And my current knit is a birth-related knit, a hot water bottle cozy, for the lower back pain now and whatever other pains arise in the coming months and at the birth.
post #24 of 118
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A picture! My first new-baby knit! I'm not in love with the embroidered stars, so I may still fiddle with the placement, but overall I think it turned out pretty darn cute.

And my current knit is a birth-related knit, a hot water bottle cozy, for the lower back pain now and whatever other pains arise in the coming months and at the birth.
I love that bonnet- What pattern is it and please tell me it is in ww? That would be perfecct with my presto chango- since I ended up with tons of extra balls
post #25 of 118
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It's this pattern, and I did knit mine in worsted, though the pattern calls for a finer yarn. But everything I've read about it says that the pattern runs small, so I actually knit the "baby" size with a little extra length, and it looks like it will fit a newborn just fine.

So here is my hot water bottle cozy, what I'm thinking of as an exercise in cables, since there are lots of mistakes!!! But it is indeed warm and cozy, and I learned a lot while making it.

And here is a little pair of mitts that I knit in alpaca, my first time using that fiber. I used this super easy pattern, but then found this pattern that I like the look of better...
post #26 of 118
*steps up to the podium*

Hi! My name is Lex... and I have a yarn addiction! It started when I learned to knit a few years ago... the biggest problem is that I have tons of yarn and no time to knit!!
post #27 of 118
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I hear ya, sister. I aim for small projects. That keeps my stash moving but doesn't over-commit me!
post #28 of 118
Sooooo...I'm itching to start some longies, and I want to know what yarns you all have liked for yours. In the past I've used Cascade 220 for a soaker (but a short one) and some superwash wool -- I also used some Paton's for one, but my daughter said it was a little itchy around the edges. We're kind of sensitive to wool-itch around here. Lana soakers are totally itch-free, but we inherited a babyology soaker that was useless, so itchy it was.

I have had good luck with handpaintedyarn.com (man, that merino is SOFT), but I was wondering if anyone had tried the Treliske that she sells at tinybirdsorganics.com? What else is out there that's super-soft and preferably on the natural/humane side?
post #29 of 118
Ahhh I cast on for the bonnet- and orked on it for a little while this afternoon- maybe I am making it too big- oh well- the head will grow right?

As for longies- I am doing 3IG for this baby- it looks beautiful on the website I made some for my kids out of lambs pride worsted and they love those soft fuzzy things! I also have some out of cascade 220- and it just doesn't look that great after awhile. this baby is getting BFL or merino. I have a bunch of bare merino waiting for inspiration to strike too!

ETA- I really really really want to try some treliske- like really bad.... I googled it and found it at theyarntree.com for $6.40/50 gr- that is pretty stinking affordable if it is as yummy as it sounds. Or we could always arrange a coop of it!
post #30 of 118
I've been knitting longies using the LTK picky pants pattern...it's great...the wool she sells is also very nice IMO...
post #31 of 118
Thread Starter 
I'm a big fan of Peace Fleece for soakers, but it takes a bit of a leap of faith. It doesn't feel super soft while you're knitting with it, but after that first wash...ahhhh. Lovely. Strong but soft, doesn't pill, lustrous colors, good stitch definition, and durable. And if you get it through one of the co-ops, man, is it cheap, something like $4.75 per skein of 200 yards. (I can make a newborn or sometime small soaker from one skein.)

I've also used and LOVED Full Belly Farm yarn, though it only comes in natural colors. But I've paired their brown with several PF colors for some really, really nice combos.
post #32 of 118
Oh yeah- we love PF here too- I can't believe I forgot about that! I also ordered some merino in a custom colorway from my LYS- she dyes amazing things! So I get to pick it up later this week- I will totally post a pic- because it is gorgeous!
post #33 of 118
I usually use Cascade 220 for soakers and longies, but I agree that it's probably not the best quality. It sure is cheap, though, and comes in a million colors. I will use it for most of the soakers and longies I make for this little one, but thanks for the reminder about the Peace Fleece. DS has a sweater and some longies made from PF and I love how soft and thick they are! I was thinking of buying the worsted Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks because I like some of their colors and it's pretty reasonably priced. Has anyone used it? I still haven't started much for this little one. I am trying to get a bunch of other projects out of the way first so I can really focus on knitting for the baby. Considering my list of baby knitting keeps growing, I really need to get started!
post #34 of 118
Oh, this is a fun thread! I have lots I want to do, when I have a minute I will post links to patterns. I have a few things for fall I want to do for DD so I wont get started on baby stuff for a while. Is anyone on Ravelry? I am sarah2881 there too, I would love to keep up with anyone's projects who have accounts there!
post #35 of 118
I'm a crocheter, not a knitter. Can I still post?

Last night I made this beanie hat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOlsvJNklow But I did not use those colors. It's more of a gender neutral red/magenta color and I'll be making a lot more hats when I find out the sex.

I also want to make some booties, and a blanket. We're probably using miracle diapers so I don't know about making soakers/skirties.
post #36 of 118
ohh, add me! : I finally got around to swatching some orgaic cotton for a blanket, and really need to do a couple soakers once I find out what this baby is!

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I usually use Cascade 220 for soakers and longies, but I agree that it's probably not the best quality. It sure is cheap, though, and comes in a million colors. I will use it for most of the soakers and longies I make for this little one, but thanks for the reminder about the Peace Fleece. DS has a sweater and some longies made from PF and I love how soft and thick they are! I was thinking of buying the worsted Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks because I like some of their colors and it's pretty reasonably priced. Has anyone used it? I still haven't started much for this little one. I am trying to get a bunch of other projects out of the way first so I can really focus on knitting for the baby. Considering my list of baby knitting keeps growing, I really need to get started!
I've used wool of the andes for some felting projects, its not terribly soft, but not really itchy either. I think the biggest problem would be it pills like CRAZY, I even have lots of pilling on my felted stuff over time, and have read lots of reviews about how much it pills.

Has anyone used malabrigio for a soaker? And where do you all find coops for pf, or any other yarns? The only yarn coop I ever found closed right after I joined because people snitched, I mean geesh, get over it! Ok, nough said.
post #37 of 118
Thread Starter 
Sarah, I'm HoneyTree on Ravelry, too. I'm going to get a peak at your projects right after this...

Kim, I am so envious of you crocheters! A hat in one night? Even with my speediest needles, it usually takes me at least two...

I've seen a Malabrigio soaker, and it was GORGEOUS. Can't speak to how it wears, though. All the 3IG soakers I've seen are knock-out, too.

: But I think I'd only risk it with my most leak-proof diapers! I couldn't bear the thought of those luxury yarns getting pooped on/washed/pooped on again!
post #38 of 118
HoneyTree - I added you as a friend so i don't have to search for you to stock your projects, you have some cute stuff!

I don't have many finished projects, I went on a bit of a knitting strike after my miscarriage and then did nothing the first trimester with this one! I liked sleeping more then knitting!
post #39 of 118
Thread Starter 
OK, a couple of booties to share. I finished them a while ago, but wanted to bump the thread!

Phish Food Booties

Little Turtle Knits Mocs

One would think I would have made these in two different sizes, knowing as we all do that babies grow, but I'll blame it on pregnancy brain...
post #40 of 118
cute booties! I want to do some socks or booties for the little one too. All I have is a pair of newborn longies OTN right now--they are turning out sooo cute, though. I made a diaper and bought a shirt, and the whole outfit is going to be so sweet. I hope I have enough yarn left to make a little hat.

I should find out if this is a boy or girl on Wednesday, so I'm hoping that helps me get my rear in gear as far as knitting goes.
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