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I've come across two other knitting mommies in this DDC without even trying. Any others? Who's on Ravelry? I'm howe2knit on ravelry- feel free to friend me. What are you all knitting? I'm selfishly knitting socks for myself. I need birthing socks. I can't think about knitting baby things yet.
 

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Oooo, birthing socks...good idea!<br><br>
I'm LaurenAnanas on Ravelry too, but I'm not "out" as pregnant there yet. Too many real life friends who don't know yet.<br><br>
I have already started on some baby socks and they are killing me with the cuteness. I knit some cotton bibs last month, "for the gift stash," but I think they may get rolled over to my baby's stash.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm planning to do at least one simple cardigan, maybe some wooly pants, and some accessories, but I'm leaving the blankets for my crafty friends. My mom knits too, and I think she's already planning some Dale stranded-color masterpiece. She is such a sweetheart.<br><br>
My main knitting plans for the summer are to do a bunch of holiday gifts, so that I have fewer things to worry about in December!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oooo, birthing socks...good idea!<br><br>
I'm LaurenAnanas on Ravelry too, but I'm not "out" as pregnant there yet. Too many real life friends who don't know yet.</div>
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Same here. I work for an LYS and noone there knows yet, so I'm being cautious that coworkers/students/customers on Ravelry don't know until I've officially told the gang.
 

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I went ahead and joined the pregnant Ravelry groups yesterday. Trying to stay positive.<br>
I've made a baby sweater and a baby shrug but I was planning on giving them as gifts IF dh's cousin has at least one girl (twins). If they have boys, I'll keep them. Of course if we have a boy, I'll just give them to the next friend who comes up pregnant. Being military, we ALWAYS know someone pregnant.<br><br>
I'm working on a pair of longies right now and have ordered some luxurious alpaca blend yarn for a bunting. I'm a yarn addict.
 

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I'm knitting longies already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'm so excited about having a fall baby that I couldn't resist buying fall yarn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm also not "out" about being pregnant yet, so I'm also not knitting anything for this baby yet either(call me superstitious--I didn't knit anything for DS until I was three or four months along either).<br><br>
If anyone wants to find me on Ravelry though, I'm the same username there as I am here! The beauty of getting into something early, nobody's swiped your name yet!
 

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yet another knitter on Ravlery!<br>
I'm Twisted String there and happy to make more friends!<br>
I'm not "out" yet either but I'm excited to be knitting for this little one.<br><br>
I am 100% doing some happy labor socks for myself.
 

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I'm fairly new to knitting. I've been doing it off and on for a couple years, but have only done scarves and a baby blanket (no patterns or changing of needles or type of knitting needed, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
I'd love to knit longies for babe, but have no idea where to start. How complicated is it compared to doing scarves? What yarn is best? What size needle?<br><br>
Thanks <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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It went up yesterday... There's a pattern for some super cute baby pants!<br><br><a href="http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/PATTjuju.html" target="_blank">http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/PATTjuju.html</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Um, how about crochet? Or is that a bad word around here?</div>
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Totally not a bad word! I'll fight anyone who says it is! That's what I teach at the shop I work for. I knit more at home, but professionally, I crochet more.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm fairly new to knitting. I've been doing it off and on for a couple years, but have only done scarves and a baby blanket (no patterns or changing of needles or type of knitting needed, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
I'd love to knit longies for babe, but have no idea where to start. How complicated is it compared to doing scarves? What yarn is best? What size needle?<br><br>
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You could totally do it with a good pattern. I'd try a hat first. I'm a firm believer that hats are nearly perfect as a second project. Once you figure that out, you're set. Do you have a yarn shop in your area? They nearly all have classes and will help if you get stuck on a project with stuff bought there.
 

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I wish I knew how to knit!<br>
I don't have any grandma or anyone to teach me, though... and I don't think I could learn from a book.<br>
Hmm... maybe there are instructional DVDs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I wish I could knit longies right now!<br><br>
I am finished up other projects and need to start another for DD's bday! Then I want knit up some shorties for DS! He grew so fast that he barely wore any of the ones I made last summer!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wish I knew how to knit!<br>
I don't have any grandma or anyone to teach me, though... and I don't think I could learn from a book.<br>
Hmm... maybe there are instructional DVDs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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There are some instructional DVD's out there. Leisure Arts has a pretty good one. There are also alot of online videos.<br><br>
Are there any yarn shops in your area? Most of them have classes.
 

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<a href="http://www.knittinghelp.com" target="_blank">www.knittinghelp.com</a><br><br>
I wish I knew about this website while I was learning. Instead I was looking at pictures....let's just say it was testing my patience!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I'm horribly slow at knitting. But in theory I'm going to finish DH's hat in time for next winter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> then do DD's cardigan for next winter, and then hopefully start on longies for the baby.<br><br>
What yarn do you use? I was thinking peace fleece and then learning to dye it, I just dyed roving for felting (<a href="http://greenbeanboutique.blogspot.com/2008/03/wet-felting.html" target="_blank">here</a>) and that was FUN, so I want to dye my own yarn too.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wish I knew how to knit!<br>
I don't have any grandma or anyone to teach me, though... and I don't think I could learn from a book.<br>
Hmm... maybe there are instructional DVDs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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I would teach you, if you want <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> It's so simple- I taught myself through knittinghelp.com.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/knit.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="knit"> I'm a knitter! Although I'm not on Ravelry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
Booflies, I taught myself to knit from picture directions, so you might do fine. Give it a try!<br><br>
I'm thinking about starting this baby hat <a href="http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babynewhat2.htm" target="_blank">pattern</a> in some neutral color. Maybe ivory with a white ribbon. Will go out tomorrow to buy supplies to make the "announcement to the grandparents Easter basket" and am going to pick up some yarn for a hat as well. That's assuming tomorrow's pee-stick is still +, of course.
 

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Another knitter here! I just joined Ravelry and I'm littlenest on there. There is so much to explore on Ravelry...I didn't even know you could have "friends"!<br><br>
I haven't started knitting anything yet for this babe, though I'm itching to get started on some longies. I'm going to wait awhile yet though, because just in case something happens I don't want to have a tiny pair of longies as a reminder (I've miscarried in the past, so I'm a little paranoid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">)
 
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