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Salihah's Avatar Salihah 01:44 PM 12-18-2009
Is anyone in our DDC on Ravelry? My name there is Salihah. I'd love to see what you're all knitting, crocheting, etc!

OlyR's Avatar OlyR 02:51 PM 12-18-2009
my name is the same on ravelry. I use it a lot, but never upload pictures. Maybe now that I have some completed baby projects done I will spend some time next weekend updating it.
MommaSomeday's Avatar MommaSomeday 05:12 PM 12-18-2009
I'm GideonsMommy over there. I'm still learning and not very active, but I'd love to see what you guys are working on, too!
lulu_n2's Avatar lulu_n2 05:19 PM 12-18-2009
My SIL just told me I should check that site out. Maybe after the baby comes, we're on dial-up (ugh!) Soon I'll probably have plenty of time to sit around and nurse while surfing the net.
HappiLeigh's Avatar HappiLeigh 06:37 PM 12-18-2009
I'm on, same username.
Nicole730's Avatar Nicole730 12:18 AM 12-19-2009
You reminded me I wanted to check that out. I signed up today, same username, but nothing done with my account yet. I'm fairly new to knitting, so far I've only done scarves and hats knitted flat. I bought some circular needles to try out this cute blanket/sack for the new baby. I won't start that until after Christmas as I want to attempt a few more hats before then! I better get going.
JustSimplicity's Avatar JustSimplicity 02:52 AM 12-19-2009
I'm on there too. Same username but I'm bad about posting pictures, though that's usually because I'm not good at finishing projects. This little guy is inspiring me to finish more so maybe I'll start posting pics.
Perdita_in_Ontario's Avatar Perdita_in_Ontario 07:33 PM 12-21-2009
I'm on. jsk51.

Nicole - I just started knitting 2 months ago - circular needles are really very easy. I was quite surprised.
Ambystoma's Avatar Ambystoma 08:07 PM 12-21-2009
Ok, you prompted me to join-same name...although all the patterns are probably going to consume my time until the baby is born. Mmmm...crochet appliques.
Salihah's Avatar Salihah 11:08 PM 01-02-2010
I think I found you guys there, fun to see what you've been working on! Here are two knitting patterns I found on Ravelry recently for anyone interested in knitting for your baby...

Leg warmers: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...tle-legwarmers I thought these would be great for under a layette gown for easy diaper changing those first few weeks. I just started a pair but only have a few inches done.

Newborn hat: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...t-fit-baby-hat This one is supposed to fit newborn babies. So many baby hat patterns are too big. I cast on and finished in a couple hours, it looks like it will fit well.

Wallaby Sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/yarn...derful-wallaby I want to try and find this pattern, I really like it.

Knitted Nursing Pads: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nursing-pads I want to try these.
Salihah's Avatar Salihah 11:12 PM 01-02-2010
Look at these little longies! With fingering yarn, too!
Perdita_in_Ontario's Avatar Perdita_in_Ontario 01:38 AM 01-04-2010
Ohh I think I will need to make those overall longies once I know whether this is a boy or girl!

I just finished my first pair of longies (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sheepy-pants) today and other than the fact that somehow one leg came out about .75cm shorter than the other (enough of a difference that DH noticed, but I'm hoping I can block into shape LOL) I am really pleased with them.

I might try the Sheepy Sack too - seems like a smart idea for nighttime!

And that baby hat link you posted looks promising - although I'll need to hunt down some larger DPNs!

I made this hat for a friend's newcomer - yeah, it won't fit straight away, but it was a really nice easy knit and came out perfectly - and we're just starting our winter here so it'll fit before the end!
Made a pair of baby mittens to go with it.

I'm loving this hat too:
I just need to pick up some more DK yarn!
Salihah's Avatar Salihah 07:20 PM 01-05-2010
Ooooh! Fun ones! I'll have to try that sheepy sack. I have a worsted skein of wool from Zen Strings that I'd love to use but it's not quite enough for a sweater, longies, or anything. Thanks for idea!

If you like doing hats, here is one I made that was fun: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Sali...eedle-baby-hat the link is to the one I made because I did some modifications to make it for a newborn. It turned out nice with the changes and certainly newborn size. But the original pattern link is there, too.
Perdita_in_Ontario's Avatar Perdita_in_Ontario 01:49 AM 01-08-2010
Oh I like this. I prefer knitting in the round too, so I may try your notes. Love the colours you used! I've only been knitting since November, and need to figure out where locally I can source Malabrigo, since it seems every third pattern I see uses some kind of Malabrigo yarn!
Nicole730's Avatar Nicole730 11:24 PM 01-09-2010
I figured out the circular needles and this is the pattern I used: http://www.blogster.com/nittineedles...t-free-pattern It was really, really easy and quick! I am going to make baby a hat to match, since I have some yarn left over.

I love those baby leg warmers - I hope to get to those too before baby gets here.

Thanks for posting all the patterns.
Perdita_in_Ontario's Avatar Perdita_in_Ontario 12:50 AM 01-10-2010
Well done Nicole!

Did you work with 2 strands of yarn together? How does that work? Of course, I suspect that our cat would take up residence in that cuddle bag long before the baby got here

Yeah, I need to get going on some legwarmers too!
Nicole730's Avatar Nicole730 05:09 PM 01-10-2010
No I didn't use two strands, I just used a super chunky yarn and it worked out fine.

I got the yarn for the leg warmers today, but I hate that I can't just go to JoAnn's or Michaels for my circular knitting needle needs - they only have 29in ones and those are way too big for the leg warmers! Grrrr
tygrss's Avatar tygrss 05:57 PM 01-10-2010
I'm on ravelry. My name is spacetygrss over there. I'm a new knitter and haven't posted in pics though.
cara81's Avatar cara81 06:12 PM 01-10-2010
I'm katriska on ravelry.. I'm new to this site
Nicole730's Avatar Nicole730 11:37 PM 01-10-2010
Originally Posted by cara81 View Post
I'm katriska on ravelry.. I'm new to this site