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post #21 of 194
I'm knitting the Mommy Snug from IK for me, and I'm currently looking for a baby blanket pattern to knit or crochet. I also plan on making a little bunting or sweater and a bonnet. If we have a girl I plan on crocheting her baptism dress, but that will have to wait till we have the u/s!

Of course, these projects will be added to the throw I'm crocheting for my mother for Christmas, the afghan I'm trying to finish for DD's Christmas, and the Harry Potter scarf I'd like to finish before it gets cold. :
post #22 of 194
I'm working on finishing the baby quilt for my 5 month old... as soon as that is done I'll start on the baby quilts for this baby. It should be a little easier, because last time we didn't find out the gender, so I got fabric for boy and girl quilts, and started each. Once he was born, I just worked on the boy quilt, but my goal was to finish both, and then put the unneeded one away for another baby. So this time the girl quilt is already started, and I'm hoping to finish it and another boy quilt before baby comes. I can dream, right?
post #23 of 194
Here are some photos of some projects I've recently finished. The t-shirt that Baby is wearing is actually for the baby-to-be; the doll is just a good newborn size to test out newborn clothes. The shirt is made from an old t-shirt of mine that had a couple of holes. You can't see it very well, but there's a cute pocket on the chest. The other clothes actually belong to the dolls
post #24 of 194
I just started my first baby blanket (crocheting). I'm really excited. I found a really easy pattern, and it's working up really fast. Nothing like instant gratification. I'm only using about 18oz of yarn, so it will be a small lap blanket when the baby gets bigger, but perfect when it's smaller.

I've dabbled for years.. I made a hat for myself last winter (knitted) - but never really had the inspiration to make something on a larger scale... I always knew the switch would flip on when I started a family.

I'm dying to learn how to make socks...

Craft away ladies! I'll post pictures of the finished product.
post #25 of 194
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Originally Posted by MelW View Post
Here are some photos of some projects I've recently finished. The t-shirt that Baby is wearing is actually for the baby-to-be; the doll is just a good newborn size to test out newborn clothes. The shirt is made from an old t-shirt of mine that had a couple of holes. You can't see it very well, but there's a cute pocket on the chest. The other clothes actually belong to the dolls
So cute! and such lovely models!
post #26 of 194
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Originally Posted by MelW View Post
Here are some photos of some projects I've recently finished. The t-shirt that Baby is wearing is actually for the baby-to-be; the doll is just a good newborn size to test out newborn clothes. The shirt is made from an old t-shirt of mine that had a couple of holes. You can't see it very well, but there's a cute pocket on the chest. The other clothes actually belong to the dolls
Cute photos! And what a good idea to try newborn clothes on an appropriately sized doll. Now I'm thinking I need a baby-sized dress dummy!
post #27 of 194
How fun! Just yesterday I decided on a baby blanket I'd like to knit (here's a pic on someone's blog). Now I just need to figure out the pattern - it doesn't look too hard for the body, but I may end up finding another edging. I'm thinking some neutral color like sage or yellow chamomile since I don't know if it's a girl or a boy!
post #28 of 194
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Wow, that blanket is incredibly gorgeous. I want to make one too! I wonder if that blogger would be willing to share her pattern? We could have a knitalong!
post #29 of 194
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How fun! Just yesterday I decided on a baby blanket I'd like to knit (here's a pic on someone's blog). Now I just need to figure out the pattern - it doesn't look too hard for the body, but I may end up finding another edging. I'm thinking some neutral color like sage or yellow chamomile since I don't know if it's a girl or a boy!
Gorgeous! The orange color's nice, too.
post #30 of 194
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Wow, that blanket is incredibly gorgeous. I want to make one too! I wonder if that blogger would be willing to share her pattern? We could have a knitalong!
I LOVE the knitalong idea!!

Update! I did some sleuthing and found the pattern for the lace! It's called Elfin Lace and here's a link to another blogger who's put up the charted pattern. Looks doable! Now to find that edging....
post #31 of 194
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I LOVE the knitalong idea!!

Update! I did some sleuthing and found the pattern for the lace! It's called Elfin Lace and here's a link to another blogger who's put up the charted pattern. Looks doable! Now to find that edging....
Thank you Err... is it me or the pattern is completely upside down ?? Maybe am I used to a "european way" that's not the same ?
post #32 of 194
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Thank you Err... is it me or the pattern is completely upside down ?? Maybe am I used to a "european way" that's not the same ?
It looks right to me, but maybe European patterns are written differently, I don't know. If you look at it, it's oriented the same way as the picture of the cloth. You would start at the bottom right-hand corner of the chart and work right to left and bottom to top.
post #33 of 194
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It looks right to me, but maybe European patterns are written differently, I don't know. If you look at it, it's oriented the same way as the picture of the cloth. You would start at the bottom right-hand corner of the chart and work right to left and bottom to top.
Well, actually I've always worked on patterns that were written, not drawn so I don't know if there would be a difference with European patterns
Yes, I had seen that I had to start at the bottom right but I' use to read from left to right and from the top to the bottom
I guess I'll get used to this one quite easily though I'll see if my kitties will let me knit... but I didn't want to stat anything before the end of the first trimester... (2 weeks to go, yeah !)
post #34 of 194
Wobblykate: That cashmere sleep sack will be adorable!
post #35 of 194
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Well, actually I've always worked on patterns that were written, not drawn so I don't know if there would be a difference with European patterns
Yes, I had seen that I had to start at the bottom right but I' use to read from left to right and from the top to the bottom
I guess I'll get used to this one quite easily though I'll see if my kitties will let me knit... but I didn't want to stat anything before the end of the first trimester... (2 weeks to go, yeah !)
Ooh, then this will be your first time working with a chart! I really like charts for lace patterns. I find them so much easier than having to figure out where you left off in a pattern that's written out.

So fellow knitters, what kind of yarn do you think would be good for this blanket?
post #36 of 194
I went digging thru the patterns I borrowed from my mom and found a pattern for a baby quilt (40"x48" big for baby...). I finished the front of it, squares and appliques. I'm going to Joannes this weekend to pick up the batting I need and the stuffing for the applique pieces to finish it. It was my first attempt at a quilt and it came out better than I expected.

Full view
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...m/IMG00118.jpg

Closer views:
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...m/IMG00119.jpg

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...m/IMG00120.jpg

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...m/IMG00121.jpg

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...m/IMG00122.jpg

I can't wait to finish it. I got the front done in 3 days so it shouldn't take me long to cut a solid piece of fabric and sew some binding on.

First baby craft! Yay!
post #37 of 194
Fun thread, I love to see what everyone is working on!

I've been very practical, knitting a bunch of wool soakers. I want to come up with my own soaker sack pattern but I haven't had the time to start it yet. I had fun dying the wool first with kool-aid and I have some more to do but before I do I have a doll I have to get started on before I start anything else!

I also knitted a bunch of hats for new baby and gifts, I need to get some in the mail... here's a picture of one.

I really want to make this baby blanket, so when the doll is done I'm going to get started on it.
post #38 of 194
I'm crafty too!

I don't know how to knit or crochet though, but I'm hoping to learn soon. I'm actually a doll maker. Someday soon, I'll post some photos, but I have three different type of dolls...the classic 12'' Waldorf, a Waldorf style mermaid (I've been giving these away as birth day gifts to little girls/toddlers in our group of friends) and then a star baby with a rattle sewn into the head (these I give away in three colors; pink, blue, yellow as baby/shower gifts).

I just bought a new sewing machine (on credit for $420!!! ahhh!!!) but having just sold my piano (because we want to sell our house), I can nearly pay of the sewing machine. My plan is to make matching aprons for my girlfriends and their daughters (toddlers and young girls) as Christmas presents. I'm excited to chose fun and funky material to make hip/fun aprons.

But mostly...I'm and avid scrapbooker!!! :

For the newest addition, I'd love to catch up on my other three kids' albums before the new baby arrives. But it so hard to keep the house and kids up, and also pick and choose where to put those precious free minutes on to which hobby!!! Ahhh!!! Should I scrapbook today, or doll make or apron make??? And usually, when I've got my craft table cleaned off for the upcoming project, my time is up and I didn't craft at all...only cleaned my craft table. I need a cleaning craft fairy that picks up my crafting messes so that when I have the time and desire to craft, I can just jump right into it!

Just babbling now... I should be crafting instead!
post #39 of 194
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Originally Posted by WindyDSM View Post
I went digging thru the patterns I borrowed from my mom and found a pattern for a baby quilt (40"x48" big for baby...). I finished the front of it, squares and appliques. I'm going to Joannes this weekend to pick up the batting I need and the stuffing for the applique pieces to finish it. It was my first attempt at a quilt and it came out better than I expected.

Full view
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...m/IMG00118.jpg

Closer views:
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...m/IMG00119.jpg

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...m/IMG00120.jpg

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...m/IMG00121.jpg

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...m/IMG00122.jpg

I can't wait to finish it. I got the front done in 3 days so it shouldn't take me long to cut a solid piece of fabric and sew some binding on.

First baby craft! Yay!
Beautiful Quilt! The baby is going to love all the different textures and shapes! Good Job :
post #40 of 194
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Beautiful Quilt! The baby is going to love all the different textures and shapes! Good Job :
Thanks! I was trying to "think like baby" while picking out fabric for it.
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