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Is anyone else knitting or crafting new baby things and want to share?<br><br>
I have been trying to knit a lace shawl for me- but it is taking too much brain power so I have moved to knitting longies. I am on my second pair and they are so much fun! I will have to post a picture of the them- but I am also getting ready to knit a little layette with matching sweater, pants, and hat out of pollen malabrigo.<br><br>
fun- and takes next to no brain power.
 

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I'm in the middle of a shawl for my sil for Christmas and a poncho for my dd1 for....well, it was supposed to be for this spring, but it's way more of a knit than I had originally bargained for, so it might be for next year.<br><br>
Once these are out of the way, then I would like to knit something little. I haven't knitted anything for a baby since I was pregnant with dd1! Ages upon ages...
 

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I wish I could knit... I taught myself the basics, I just don't know how I would follow a pattern. My brain doesn't work that way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I know the very basics of knitting and wish I could make something for this babe. I could probably do a little hat, but that would take me a while. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm still working on a bag I started about...4 years ago. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes">
 

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just finished a newborn pilot cap, moving on to longies next...but i need to knit shorties first for my dd. I am planning on making booties and at least one blanket...oh and did i mention tha i am planning to knit all my christmas gifts ,too! I'd better get busy!<br><b>iowaorganic</b>--which longies pattern do you use? I use the ltk picky pants, but I'm not thrilled with the fit up top.
 

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It's on my list! As you can probably tell from my user name I like to knit (and cross stitch), but I lack time and motivation at present. Sigh. I am working on a cute cable knit fisherman's sweater for my friend's little boy, and then I need to get my butt in gear and make some stuff for this little one. I want to make some pants with feet and I found a sweet little pattern for duckie booties (they look like duck feet!). I have the yarn for a blanket for me curl up in when I breastfeed that I bought when I was pregnant with DD. I have so much yarn I need to use up...
 

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Doing the gusset round on a pair of longies right now. For some reason they are taking me f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I have so many other projects I need to start, including a blanket, some hats, and a bunting bag. Does anyone have a newborn hat pattern they could share? I have one but I'm not loving it.<br><br>
In addition to knitting, I have some sewing projects in the works, too. I just bought a quilt pattern off of Etsy that I think I can adapt to a smaller size for a new babe (I've made quilts for all my kiddos before they were born). Now I just need to fins some fabric for it that I like.
 

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yummama- I use picky pants. buttknits has great patterns too- there just didn't seem to be enough room in the butt for my chunky babies- but she does the increases differently- maybe it would work for you?<br><br>
I will bbl to post my fav hat patterns. I love to knit hats- near instant gratification.<br><br>
I also want to use up all my little balls of leftover sock yarn on baby socks. Oh and another poncho for me for bfing. The one I had last time rocks- but it doesn't really go with jeans- so I need one that matches practically everything- but also super soft.....
 

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i'd really like to knit something for this babe, but the lazy part of me wants to just re-use the longies i made for my dd. they are mostly GN in the newborn/small sizes, so they should work either way.<br><br>
hats are small, though -- and little baby mittens and socks. maybe i will do some of those. also it's hard for anything to be any cuter than little baby socks
 

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I use my own longie pattern, but the Wooly Wonders Perfection Pants pattern is also wonderful.<br><br>
I haven't started making baby stuff yet. I am finishing making American Revolution reenactment costumes for my kids and I that have to be done in a month (!!!) but after that, I am going to work on baby stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Baby socks are sooooo cute. And quick!
 

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Does anybody have a link to a free hat pattern?? Maybe if I start with something small and seemingly uncomplicated, I might be able to pull it off?!
 

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I usually use Treliske, Malabrigo, or BFL for longies. But I have some BBR and another merino...I forget the name...still in the stash I'll be using.<br><br>
For baby hat, here are some patterns:<br><br><a href="http://grosblog.wordpress.com/2007/05/16/sweet-baby-cap/" target="_blank">http://grosblog.wordpress.com/2007/0...weet-baby-cap/</a><br><br><a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20080611122523/http://cadilily.blogspot.com/2008/05/baby-cap.html" target="_blank">http://web.archive.org/web/200806111.../baby-cap.html</a><br><br><a href="http://ourquietplace.blogspot.com/2010/04/pilot-hats-for-all.html" target="_blank">http://ourquietplace.blogspot.com/20...s-for-all.html</a>
 

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i had written a post yesterday but my computer restarted for updates and deleted it..<br><br>
im working on a bunch of stuff..but i dont have time to write it all out now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Ooooo...love the pilot cap! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Thanks for posting those, mama!!
 

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Those baby caps are super cute!!!
 

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I have enough Cascade 220 superwash to make a <a href="http://www.google.com/images?q=moderne+baby+blanket&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=sSPfS4ehDoS-sgOel6HTBg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CCsQsAQwAw" target="_blank">Moderne Baby Blanket</a> (in red, green, yellow, and turqouise - very bright!). I also have the <a href="http://www.vintagebabyknits.com/" target="_blank">Vintage Baby Knits</a> book and would love to make a couple of the sweaters. Hats, socks, and longies are also on my list, but I also have lots of knitter friends who are eager to knit for baby, so I might leave some stuff for them to do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I'm going to be working at our local yarn shop starting this weekend, so hopefully I'll be able to not only get yarn at a discount but knit while I work!
 

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I haven't knit anything other that a bookmark (as in finished) but I'd love make something easy for this baby. I could finish the blanket I started awhile ago, I have several squares knit, just need to get more yarn.<br><br>
Any suggestions for a beginner?
 

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I have knit a pair of these longies in Malbrigo---so cute!<br><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/34682164/pdf-pattern-gummie-face-embellishment?ref=em" target="_blank">monster butt</a><br><br><a href="http://ymymmytm.blogspot.com/2008/03/kanoko-pants.html" target="_blank">these</a> are also in the cue, paired with <a href="http://thecompletefabrication.blogspot.com/2007/11/seamless-baby-kimono.html" target="_blank">this</a> top<br><br>
I have knit <a href="http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/2008/10/blanket-for-bab.html" target="_blank">this</a> baby blanket in a brown and natural twisted yarn, through the last two m/c and the first trimester of this pregnancy---as it sits for the next couple of month I think it will be become more full of hope and a little less a reminder of sadness<br><br>
some simple hats out of leftovers and maybe<br><a href="http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kicking-bag-for-babies" target="_blank">this kicking bag</a><br><a href="http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stay-on-baby-booties" target="_blank">stay-on baby booties</a><br>
and a bunch more soakers and longies
 
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