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post #1 of 17
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Are you working on anything yet? And if so what?

I knit and am working on

Peace Baby

but may end up changing the dove to something different.

and, I have yarn ready to go on the needles for a soaker. :
post #2 of 17
link didn't work

before the all consuming morning sickness started I had a top down raglan on the needles about 1/2 done, started a pair of longies, and knit a pair of baby socks to use as my announcment picture.

Once I feel human again. I will finish those and get started sewing I've been waiting YEARS to have a baby to sew and knit for I'm so excited.
post #3 of 17
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fixed the link, I had one too many http:// in there.
I hear you on the morning sickness. I thought about joining the raverlympics, but as come and go as mine is, I didn't want to have to ut a dealine on myself.
post #4 of 17
reading that and I'm bawling. Adding it to my Raverly queue now
post #5 of 17
I've already knit a pair of longies (so tiny and sweet!) and have 2 more skiens ready to knit up. I haven't started on them b/c I want to do a contrasting trim and my little town has almost no 100% wool in the yarn store. And I'm scared it won't be a good match if I order online.

I'd also like to do a little kimono top, but I'll have to find a pattern.
post #6 of 17
that peace sweater is to die for - so so cute!

i prefer to sew. will be starting two quilts once the 1st tri is over. not sure what types of fabrics i want to use... it'll be fun to dig through my enormous stash and pick my favorites! i think i'll just do nine-patch squares so that i can strip quilt it, nothing too crazy, with cotton batting and flannel or chenille on the back.
post #7 of 17
I am not working on anything now but getting my house ready to sell but once I find out what we are having then I will be sewing blankets and such for him/her. I will also be doing the nursery even though the baby will sleep with us for a while. I still like to have a place for them to nap and honestly I love doing baby rooms even if they don't use it for a long time.
post #8 of 17
I would, but my kids have suddenly turned so clingy (we are fixing up the house to move, so they are all emotional) that I never have free hands/lap, etc. to do anything with. When I was pregnant with my DD, I knit soakers, longies, s little sweater outfit. I'm guessing this little one won't get anything because I am just too busy. My poor eldest is still waiting for me to complete the second in a pair of socks that I started 5 months ago.

Some day my children will let me be crafty again....sometime in the next decade I am hoping.
post #9 of 17
...working on some new bamboo velour fitteds for the new bean.
post #10 of 17
I finished a disappearing nine-patch quilt top a couple weeks ago...now I'm just waiting to muster up enough energy to quilt and bind the thing. Good thing it's small

Knitting is more my speed right now, and I bought some yarn to make the Baby Bolero from the book One Skein. I also have a few skeins of yarn on hand to make some longies, but that will have to wait until I've finished knitting DS's Christmas sweater.
post #11 of 17
I've made the baby three fairly elaborate quilts (quilting is my passion!), and am going to make him or her some more adorable little sun hats and outfits. I have sent the quilts out to be quilted but enjoy doing the bindings by hand myself. Right now I'm binding a queen size though, and it's, uhh, tedious as anything. I'm dying to start my next bed quilt and stop this binding. My next quilt is a king size. Actually my next two quilts are king size. The baby will get to sleep under them all, because we love co-snoozing! :

Does anyone here show their quilts? I'm gonna show a couple next year. I'm excited! My first shows!!
post #12 of 17
I picked the pattern and bought the yarn to make an Aran pullover. I haven't started yet, though. I am going to make three (one for each kid). Amazingly, I found a pattern in my stash that can be worked NB through age 9 years. When DS was born I made him a cute raglan cardigan and tried to size up for my DD- let's just say she's still wearing that sweater more than four years later!

I have to pull out my baby box and see what I have in soakers and sweaters and blankets. I am pretty sure I didn't give away the handknit stuff. When I finish the Aran set, I will probably use my stash to fill in the gaps in the soaker collection. I have a lot of scrap Cascade 220.
post #13 of 17
I've always wanted to learn to knit. I'm getting inspired by reading about your projects!
post #14 of 17
PNWmama - I'd love to see pics of your disappearing nine-patch if you have any! I've been wanting to make one..

Let's see, I don't know how to knit, but I do crochet and sew... I saved all of dd's baby clothes but I might sew a few new things for the baby later on.
post #15 of 17
pnw - i would love to see your disappearing 9 patch, also! i just looked it up and it's such a neat pattern. you're giving me ideas...... anything i can strip quilt makes me very happy. i was thinking of maybe doing the quilts in seminole-style patchwork instead.

freestyler - do you have any pix of the quilts you made? i bet they're amazing... so cool that you're going to enter your stuff in a show! do you have them machine-quilted with one of those huge cool machines that do all the neat patterns and stuff? when i worked in a fabric store in college, i had a co-worker who had one... it was amazing!

so jealous of you hardcore knitters. i can knit and purl, that's about it. would really love to learn how to increase/decrease rows so that i can make something other than a scarf. one of these days....
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by fuzzypeach View Post
PNWmama - I'd love to see pics of your disappearing nine-patch if you have any! I've been wanting to make one..

Let's see, I don't know how to knit, but I do crochet and sew... I saved all of dd's baby clothes but I might sew a few new things for the baby later on.
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Originally Posted by dividedsky View Post
pnw - i would love to see your disappearing 9 patch, also! i just looked it up and it's such a neat pattern. you're giving me ideas...... anything i can strip quilt makes me very happy. i was thinking of maybe doing the quilts in seminole-style patchwork instead.
Yes, I'll definitely post some pics once I take some I used a couple charm packs to make it, which made things go soooo quickly!
post #17 of 17
Dividedsky---I don't have any pictures that can be put onto the computer, because I have not gone digital yet! I have quite a few non-digital photos in my albums, interspersed with photos of the kids, but nothing computer-ready. Maybe I can get some pictures put onto a CD and load them onto the computer somehow. But geez, it sounds complicated. It would probably take me longer than making a quilt, LOL! And for quilting: There are two quilters here that I like to send my quilts out to. They are as you mentioned long-arm quilters with machines that take up a one-car garage, and my quilts come home just deliciously beautiful! I will quilt my own baby quilts and table runners, but if I'm in a rush to do the next project, I'll even send those out! I'm fairly prolific with the quilting, lord knows how, and I really don't enjoy machine quilting all that much. That's why I send em out. Plus, who wants to spend two or three months making a showpiece king size quilt, and then try to quilt it and ruin it? I think I'd kill myself, LOL! I DO have an awesome sewing machine specifically for quilters though, it's larger than a regular machine and very powerful. It absolutely rocks. I spent more on it than for my first little car (a used Nissan Sentra.) It's a Janome 6600. Sews impeccably and everything comes out so nice. Kind of like playing piano on a perfectly tuned Steinway---it all sounds good! Ahhhh, sewing.

Is knitting hard? Can you do it if you have arthritis? I have mild arthritis and have trouble with repetitive hand work. But maybe a lot of people with arthritis knit?

Please post more pictures ladies!!!
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