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post #41 of 118
We went to the Hancock Shaker Village up in the Berkshires, and I got a skein of the yarn they spin there (from the merino sheep I got to pet!). It is so rich in lanolin that it almost leaves your hands greasy. No itch, either.

I don't think I have enough for longies, but I think I can get a small soaker out of it. So nice!
post #42 of 118
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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.
thanks for the link. I've been wanting to make a nb hat for the longest time, but never how to. I'm going to make one to match the longies I've knit.
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post #44 of 118
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Oh, Iowa, your stuff is GORGEOUS!!! I love the blue set especially. What a lucky little warm baby you are going to have.
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IowaOrganic, I LOVE your completed projects. What pattern did you use for the blue longies? I am about to start some, and am trying to find a good pattern. I have tried quite a few pattern, and still haven't found one I really like.

I am almost done with my first little sweater, and it's turning out exactly as I hoped it would. It's this pattern, but I am making it in ivory cotton. I also made a lime green soaker about a month ago, but I haven't even taken pictures. We are moving in two weeks, so I doubt I will get pictures anytime soon! I also want to make some longies, hats, booties, and a sweater/pants set. But with moving and all that I just don't know if I will get to it all. Luckily newborns are small and the projects don't take long!
post #46 of 118
Thanks! they are so soft and snuggly: The blue pants are based on the curly purly pattern. I did the curly purly waistband , added a couple short rows and then added a gusset for the crotch and knit the legs. Easy!

sarah- that sweater pattern is so cute! I am going to have to try that sometime!
post #47 of 118
I have made several baby hats so far, but that is it. I need to get motivated and start working on my baby projects.
post #48 of 118
So I finnally finished a baby project, yay. I needed to know the flavor of baby firs, lol. Anyway, it is a girl, : and she now has a very soft fuzzy pair of pink angora booties to wear!! I want to start on some longies I think next.

Iowa- your stuff is so nice. What pattern did you use for the crossover baby sweater, the blue one, I love that! I think I need to do a sweater or two, some legwarmers maybe. Now that the cool weather has come, let the knitting begin!

Does anyone have favorite infant hat pattern. I want t simple hat for the hospital/ ride home. I have some renoylds soft sea wool in pink and white (dk weight) and want to use that. just something simple.
post #49 of 118
Im new to knitting and Ive made one mitt LOL! not a pair yet, just one! the other one will be done tonight,

I tried to make a pair of booties, but didnt have the right yarn, so they are goin to be slippers for ds(solstice present!)
post #50 of 118
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So I finnally finished a baby project, yay. I needed to know the flavor of baby firs, lol. Anyway, it is a girl, : and she now has a very soft fuzzy pair of pink angora booties to wear!! I want to start on some longies I think next.

Iowa- your stuff is so nice. What pattern did you use for the crossover baby sweater, the blue one, I love that! I think I need to do a sweater or two, some legwarmers maybe. Now that the cool weather has come, let the knitting begin!

Does anyone have favorite infant hat pattern. I want t simple hat for the hospital/ ride home. I have some renoylds soft sea wool in pink and white (dk weight) and want to use that. just something simple.
This is the pattern that I used- very very simple...
http://www.fortheloveofyarn.com/Issu...7_kimono.shtml

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Im new to knitting and Ive made one mitt LOL! not a pair yet, just one! the other one will be done tonight,

I tried to make a pair of booties, but didnt have the right yarn, so they are goin to be slippers for ds(solstice present!)
Have you tried knitting 2 items on the same needles? That way they are always the same? This has become my favorite dirty little trick!



Have you all seen this? The new MBOY? http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=954131
post #51 of 118
Ive not tried that actually, I got the second mitt done last night and i got a bootie in the same yarn done today and the second started, im thinking i may give the set to a friend of mine due in october though LOL...im horrible that way, i can never make something for myself

I am still trying to find an easy pants pattern though!
post #52 of 118
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I just discovered mitts, and love them! They're practical the same way socks are, which makes me happy. And I never thought of them as Solstice gifts, but they are PERFECT for little winter babies!

You know, I've tried a bunch of longies patterns, and I have to say I find the Little Turtle Knits Picky Pants the easiest in terms of following the pattern. But I am someone who needs very little customizing (I have a large range of what qualifies as passable for wool pants fitting!) and who appreciates having the numbers right in front of me. I'm curious to try the gusset on Wooly Wonder Pants--it looks strong--but right now I'm doing the Itchy Fingers Longies, and oy! I can't get the math to come out right!
post #53 of 118
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I just discovered mitts, and love them! They're practical the same way socks are, which makes me happy. And I never thought of them as Solstice gifts, but they are PERFECT for little winter babies!

You know, I've tried a bunch of longies patterns, and I have to say I find the Little Turtle Knits Picky Pants the easiest in terms of following the pattern. But I am someone who needs very little customizing (I have a large range of what qualifies as passable for wool pants fitting!) and who appreciates having the numbers right in front of me. I'm curious to try the gusset on Wooly Wonder Pants--it looks strong--but right now I'm doing the Itchy Fingers Longies, and oy! I can't get the math to come out right!
I was thinking of writing an ichy fingers excel sheet that you could just plug in and print out..... total nerd in me- but that is my fav basic longies pattern so far.
post #54 of 118
iowa- those are fantastic!! I don't think mine will look as good as your though.
post #55 of 118
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sarah- that sweater pattern is so cute! I am going to have to try that sometime!
The sweater is almost done, just needs a second sleeve. It's way too big, though - LOL! I guess that's what I get for not swatching for gauge and using slightly bigger needles than the pattern calls for. It should fit the baby next summer! I guess it's a good thing I made it out of cotton instead of wool. Anyway, the pattern was super-easy. I made it in a few good sittings. I definitely recommend it, and there are some cute pics of other peoples' on Ravelry.

Now I need to get going on some longies. We are finding out the sex next week, though, and I kind of want to wait until we know. The yarn I have is gender neutral, but I was thinking about knitting some lacy looking cuffs if we find out it's a girl. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, though, because everyone thinks we are having a boy except me!
post #56 of 118
Ive now finished white baby mitts, booties and a hat! And Ive just started a pair of knitted "baby legs" REALLY easy pattern
post #57 of 118
well, I finally made something for the newbie....a teensy pair of longies. I also made the diaper, but I bought the little jacket. I plan on making a simple newborn hat to match. The yarn is bulky merino from HPY. It is soooo soft and I just love the color.

wish I had more time to knit, but between canning, chasing a nearly 2 year old, homeschooling my 10 and 8 year olds, paying bills and running a household I don't seem to find much time! at least little things seem to go pretty quickly.
post #58 of 118
Wait, what's HPY? And what longies pattern is that, mamasthree?
post #59 of 118
I'm going to make the baby sweater from stitch n'bitch nation. I'm not sure what else yet--I need to finish all the arm-warmers I'll be selling at the holiday bazaar first
post #60 of 118
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The sweater is almost done, just needs a second sleeve. It's way too big, though - LOL! I guess that's what I get for not swatching for gauge and using slightly bigger needles than the pattern calls for. It should fit the baby next summer! I guess it's a good thing I made it out of cotton instead of wool. Anyway, the pattern was super-easy. I made it in a few good sittings. I definitely recommend it, and there are some cute pics of other peoples' on Ravelry.

Now I need to get going on some longies. We are finding out the sex next week, though, and I kind of want to wait until we know. The yarn I have is gender neutral, but I was thinking about knitting some lacy looking cuffs if we find out it's a girl. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, though, because everyone thinks we are having a boy except me!
I started one for my cousin's baby. The lady at my LYS totally talked me out of superwash wool and into acrylic. I kinda hate it (but just because of the yarn- not the pattern- the pattern is awesome and super easy) But I am going to start another for my baby out of just regular merino and see how much better I like it. This one is running large as well. Oh well. Babies always grow.


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well, I finally made something for the newbie....a teensy pair of longies. I also made the diaper, but I bought the little jacket. I plan on making a simple newborn hat to match. The yarn is bulky merino from HPY. It is soooo soft and I just love the color.

wish I had more time to knit, but between canning, chasing a nearly 2 year old, homeschooling my 10 and 8 year olds, paying bills and running a household I don't seem to find much time! at least little things seem to go pretty quickly.
Oh I hear you.... Those are fabulous though! What a lucky baby! I love the diaper too! I have been needing to get going on some diapers. I dug out my little baby stash and some of them have seen so many better days. I guess I got most of my money out of them though....
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