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#91 of 118 Old 11-10-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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Right after I get through my Christmas projects (a scarf, a sweater and an afghan) I'm starting on baby stuff. Okay, so the baby will probably be here by then.
LOL! Im using my baby stuff as a stalling tactic on my winter stuff. I still have to make 4 hats, 4 scarves, and 2 pairs of slipper socks. (hat and scarf for each of the kids and my little sister, slipper socks for my little sister and my mom) and thats just the things that I have committed to. I have a list of things I want to do but probably wont get to until March... or will start but not finish until then.

I am currently working on a vintage pixie cap bonnet for the baby... its sooooo tedious and boring. I am using fine, white yarn and little needles and its entirely in stockinette.... FLAT. I hate hate HATE purling for more than 10 stitiches at a time... this is 104 st across... GRRR! And its the easiest thing ever. Just a simple flat knit piece. I have been working on it off and on for 2 months. In the mean time I have knitted 1.5 soakers, 3 hats, 2 pairs of booties, a scarf, a sleeve of a sweater for DSD... but this effing thing is the bane of my existance. WHY IS THAT?
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I've finally started knitting for the new babe. There were two babes bron into the family in the last few months, so my knitting was focused on them and now it feels great to be kntting for my own.

I just finished a cute little hat for my 3 year old - he picked out the yarn when we went to get longies yarn. I'm currently working on a little button-up cardigan - a pattern I found in this book: http://www.knitpicks.com/101+Designe...s_BD31033.html

I'm also working on a pair of Tiny Birds longies - free pattern here: http://www.tinybirdsorganics.com/org...woolpants.html

I think I'm going to love these longies. I want to make a few more from the same pattern.

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The question of how many pairs of longies or soakers you need is a great one! I didn't start using wool until DS was almost walking and DD was tearing apart our house. I have gotten by with 3 pairs a piece. I really think I will need 4-5 for a little squirt. I think there is just too much going on down there to put my faith in 3 pairs. Of course I also have some bummis wraps...

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My first soaker... problem though. I misread the instructions nad common sense bailed on me so I made the leg holes too small. Its a NB size so chances are, if she is as big as we think she will be, she wont ever get to wear it anyway... but at least the first run through was good. It was super quick. It took me like 4 hours. (about an hour of it was weaving the seam and making the icord... I HATE I-CORDS!!!)

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Everything looks great ladies!!!

I'll have to get some pictures of the stuff I made so far.

A question about the Punk Knitters soaker. I have made 3 so far and they tunred out well but is there a way to knit the critch together? Like a knitted join instead of sewing it together? Does that make sense?(I feel like I ask this too often now!) I want it to look seamless and it's so obvious where I sewed it together.

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Everything looks great ladies!!!

I'll have to get some pictures of the stuff I made so far.

A question about the Punk Knitters soaker. I have made 3 so far and they tunred out well but is there a way to knit the critch together? Like a knitted join instead of sewing it together? Does that make sense?(I feel like I ask this too often now!) I want it to look seamless and it's so obvious where I sewed it together.
I tried. I tried to use a kitchener stitch.. I have not even come close to getting it right! My soakers are the punk knitter soakers. I love the pattern. Its so easy. I just cant get the darn thing seamlessly stitched.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7jIzwO5Nv4

This is actually better than knittinghelp.com's instructional video because she uses contrasting yarn.
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here is a video on the kitchener stitch- I swear once you figure it out you will find sooooo many applications for it- and it will become like second nature

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips
just click on the kitchener stitch video.

I got my 3IG yarn today- so I am trying to decide if I really need to finish up a few ufos before I start on more longies..... I kinda need to finish a few loose ends- and clear off some of my needles....

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Thanks for the link!!!

I like how she said to put your kids, spouse, and pets outside while trying to learn this!!

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hopefully the progress you've all made will make me p/u the needles again...im really slacking!...I atleast need to finish my holiday knitting! oh man!

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Thanks for the link!!!

I like how she said to put your kids, spouse, and pets outside while trying to learn this!!
You know... do what ya gotta do! I know I frequently place my DC and DH in a broom closet (that is if its too cold outside) while I knit.
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acory23- hmmmm yes, silence is golden, duct tape is silver

where ever did you get that pattern for those adorable botties?

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Jojo, I found the pattern on Ravelry.com. You should totally check it out if you havent already. Its like MySpace for knitters/crocheters. You can find zillions of awesome patterns and stuff. They have groups and you can show off your work. My username on Ravelry is 'lexknits'

Heres the pattern for the booties.
http://members.home.nl/tdpj/Patronen...%20bootees.pdf
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Watch out, Ravelry can become an obsession.

I'm funkymamajoy there too.

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I do what works and when it stops working, then I do something else.
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Thanks!!!

I joined a few weeks ago but never think to look there

I'm 7greenfrogs

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Watch out, Ravelry can become an obsession.

I'm funkymamajoy there too.

I wish someone would have warned me of that sooner. LOL

BTW, nice favorite curse word. I literally LOLed. I almost peed a little.
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BTW, nice favorite curse word. I literally LOLed. I almost peed a little.
I had to check it out....:

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Its awesome, isn't it? I got that from DH.

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I do what works and when it stops working, then I do something else.
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Its awesome, isn't it? I got that from DH.
I must say, I can handle the "c" word and most other swears but the "T" word makes me cringe. I cant even say it. I dont know why. I dont find it offensive. I just dont like the way it sounds, I guess.

Its funny though, I usually pair curse words with baked goods too. Usually muffin or biscuit.
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Not about baby knitting, but you guys will understand.

DS really wanted me to make him some socks. I got one done in this pattern: http://www.rosemarywaits.com/2006/09...-toddler-socks and its adorable, but it doesn't fit his huge foot. :

Now I'm torn about whether I should make the second sock in the same size and give them away or frog it and start over.

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How long did it take? Maybe you should make another in that size and save it for baby and make a different pair for DS.

I have decided I am not making socks or gloves for my DS or DD until they are fully grown. I will do mittens but not gloves. They both have big hands and feet and grow so fast that they would be the next size up by the time I am finished making them.
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I need help. I am in desparate need for a pattern for a sleeper/romper/creeper/ whatever the hell you want to call it. Basically, baby footie pajamas. I cant find one that I dont hate. I need a basic, stockinette, button down the front sleeper pattern. It doesnt even have to have feet at this point. I can improvise if need be but I need a guideline.

Reason for being picky about the stitch and buttons and stuff... I am making a sock monkey sleeper. I basically want to make the baby jammies (with a hat) that looks like a sock monkey. (I plan to omit the tail though) I have the hat pattern, pretty easy. Its a basic beanie with ears. White on top with a red pom-pom and the bottom part is sock monkey gray with ears. Now I just need to body suit pattern.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Acory, could you just find a top-down sweater pattern you like then just keep knitting when you get to the bottom, but switch to making longies from that point on? I don't know if that would work, just throwing out an idea. It sounds adorable, so I hope it works out!

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I knit one bootie last night!..the smallest bootie Ive ever seen! Cant wait to use them!

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Ravelry has lots of ideas....I did a search for baby romper.

Only problem...now I want to make one too!! The sock monkey suit is such a great idea--be sure to post a pic!

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oh, I was originally thinking the snow suit (someone modified the EZ baby surprise jacket pattern) but it is in garter stitch. You might want to check that out, too.

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Acory, could you just find a top-down sweater pattern you like then just keep knitting when you get to the bottom, but switch to making longies from that point on? I don't know if that would work, just throwing out an idea. It sounds adorable, so I hope it works out!

BRILLIANT! I dont know why I didnt think of that! You rock!
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I checked out ravelry (millions of times, with every search word I could think of...) and didnt really get anything that screamed out at me except something in a book that I cant find anywhere. I dont want to order it because I will probably only use that one pattern so I cant justify spending $30 on something I wont ever use.
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