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Old 04-25-2010, 08:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Splath! I added some of those to my queue. Here are some I found:

Easy, cute, fast baby hat

adorable, easy looking sweater

kimono

cute cabled hat

sleep bag, cocoon thing

shoes

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Hi from September due dates--but I saw the knitting title and couldn't resist!

Thanks for those soaker pattern links--seriously, I'm totally a newbie, do you think I could do it?

I've knit some booties & learned increasing/decreasing & YO & I'm working on a ponchette for nursing that requires (gasp) a yarn holder and some other complicated things I'm intimidated by.

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I went and bought some needles today and now I'm sitting here knitting a baby hat, watching Biggest Loser (I'm starting at the beginning of this season), nauseaous and crying. Ahh, the lovely first trimester, I hate it.

Jessica, I'm close to Ankeny. I'm hoping to expand my knitting abilities with knitting for this baby too. Good work! Post some pics!

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My Stitch n Bitch group is currently knitting the A Recipe for Fish baby blanket (lots of examples on Ravelry) for one of our own who's due May 5th. We're each knitting about 6 fish.

When I'm done with that, then I'll have time to start planning. I have a lace blanket I got about three quarters done before DS arrived, that I should resurrect and get finished. And I've favorited lots of cute hats and sweaters on Ravelry. Last time around DS was an April baby, so already too hot here in Sacramento for anything really. It will be nice to be able to use the cashmere booties and hat one of my knitting friends made for DS! He was 9 lbs 9 ozs, so already too big for them, and the wrong season, but maybe #2 will fit!

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Ahhh.... it's so satisfying to FINISH a project! Even if it is my lowly washcloth. We hang ours up, so I added a crocheted loop on one corner. It's not perfect, but it worked!
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Ahhh.... it's so satisfying to FINISH a project! Even if it is my lowly washcloth. We hang ours up, so I added a crocheted loop on one corner. It's not perfect, but it worked!
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Looks great!

I haven't even yet begun to think about what I am going to knit. But I am happy that this will be a winter baby so I can knit lots of great squishy things.
Definatly some longies and soakers and hats....
I ideally would like to do a blanket.
I knit a mossy sweater for my last baby with matching longies and he maybe wore the sweater part 3 times.
He did wear longies with matching pilot cap a lot though.
I love the SMSS rompers, but still thinking about how practical they would be for me.

We should create a ravelry mdc dec '10 group for sharing all our knits!
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We should create a ravelry mdc dec '10 group for sharing all our knits!
I was just thinking this same exact thing! Is anyone good at designing a "button"? I can create the group easy peasy, but I'm not so great at designing.

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Ok I went ahead and started a group if you all want to join
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/mdc-de...010-birth-club

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Looks great Jen! I love handknit washcloths.

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I've had specific yarn set aside for baby things for quite a while now

I have in the plans:
*a coming home outfit of a kimono sweater, booties and longies ~ out of Elliebelly baby yaga
*striped stocking hat in red and white
*SMSS romper
*cub cuddler
*stocking

I'm a WAHM knitter, so I'm constantly knitting and can't wait to knit for a newborn.
Elliebelly . I love your work, by the way!

I will be knitting a SMSS kimono and matching longies, various other longies, and a number of hats. I already knit a really soft noob hat on BFL.

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adorable, easy looking sweater


This is the easiest, quickest sweater that I have knitted... It makes a great gift with the little boy blue hat mentioned earlier

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I just joined!
I don't have the knowledge to create a button...hopefully someone else will come along that does soon!
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i want to start knitting too. But I want to wait until my doc appt at week 10 before going forward. Plus, I have been so tired after work, that is making it impossible to sit down and knit...

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I plan on knitting, once i am reassured baby will be OK. I only learned to knit while pregnant with my son, a little over a year ago. I have never had to knit super cute, newborn longies.... I cant wait! and i have so much yarn! YAY! once i use it up, i can get more!

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I've done 4 hats! It's the perfect baby hat on Ralvery, it's super quick. I think I'm going to try a soaker next. I taught myself the magic loop knitting because I don't have any DPN. I hope that will work for a soaker too. I'm posting pics to Ralvery and I'll go join the group there!

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I am working on washcloth #2 right now. I am using seed stitch, which is driving me just a little nuts, but I like the nubby-ness of what will be the washcloth. I just don't like knit/perl/knit/perl... so tedious!

I'd like to knit booties with the book I have, but I can't FIND it anywhere... I have TONS of books and WHO knows where this book is... it's such a great crafting book with all baby knits... hats, blankets, soft cubes, booties... SO great, but I can't find it!!! Grrrr

If I find it, I'll start on booties and post some pics as I go. The nice thing about making them is that once you've made the first one, the second goes so much easier!

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This thread was buried but I wanted to come back and share what I have ben knitting for our little guy:

Set #1
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...179_medium.jpg

Set #2
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...l/IMG_1690.jpg

Set #3
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...7_216323_n.jpg

and a Hudson Hat!
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...l/IMG_0181.jpg

Now I would love to see what other knitting mamas have been working on

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This thread was buried but I wanted to come back and share what I have ben knitting for our little guy:

Set #1
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...179_medium.jpg

Set #2
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...l/IMG_1690.jpg

Set #3
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...7_216323_n.jpg

and a Hudson Hat!
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...l/IMG_0181.jpg

Now I would love to see what other knitting mamas have been working on
Oh. My. Cuteness.

Those are precious, your baby is going to look so cute and bundled up! I love the way the colors pooled on that last set of longies. What kind of yarns did you use? So cute!!!

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Wildecat, those are gorgeous!

What pattern did you use for the longies with the cable pocket? I have done a couple of the Punk Knitters soakers and I'm working on a hooded blanket right now (plus a little drawstring bag for my DD to store the knitting tower and little skein of yarn we got her for her birthday), but those just gave me the bug to get some longies done.

ETA: I joined the Ravelry group
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Adorable! All my stuff is in rav http://www.ravelry.com/projects/plath I just finished this hat: http://www.flickr.com/photos/plath/5142424521/

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I just joined. I'm new to knitting. Actually just got my wool and circular knitting needle set from knitpicks. I had grabbed a skein of wool from Hobby lobby and started a sleep sack. Just about done with it now.

What do you guys think about Evie pants pattern? http://hyenacart.com/EviePants/index.php?c=0&p=34615
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I just joined. I'm new to knitting. Actually just got my wool and circular knitting needle set from knitpicks. I had grabbed a skein of wool from Hobby lobby and started a sleep sack. Just about done with it now.

What do you guys think about Evie pants pattern? http://hyenacart.com/EviePants/index.php?c=0&p=34615
Eviepants pattern looks great and I have seen much of her work and she is a fabulous knitter...

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Wildecat- Those are super cute! I love knitting baby stuff. My favorite thing so far has been this sweater I made for my lil guy. Can't wait to see him in it once he gets here!

Lil Man Sweater

 

I also made this hoodie for him a while back:

hoodie

 

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Kinda DDCC, because I'm "officially" due early January, but based on past births, will deliver in December...

 

I'm so jealous!  All of the things you are making are beautiful! 

 

I wonder how long it would take me, a beginner, to get up to speed enough to make a wool soaker?  I'm 33 weeks.  Think I have enough time?


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