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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Knits [Image Heavy] on: August 29, 2006 09:10:44 AM
Thanks for all the lovely comments!  The sweater is actually made up as I went along.  I made a two recatngles for the front and back.  For the front when i got about 2" away from the desired length, I cast off about an inch of stitches in the center  for the placket.  I left about 6" of neck stitches live on the back and front where i was later picked up for the collar ribbing.  The sleeves are just rectangles as well. (babies don't need much shaping).  I knit about an inch of ribbing on each side of the placket opening, with buttonholes on one side.  Then i picked up the neck stitches and the stitches from the placket, and knit the collar.  I sewed the sleeves on first, then, sewed up the sides.   I hope this makes a little sense.  Oh and I determined the size by using the sizing guide from the yarn standards (or is it council?) website.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Knits [Image Heavy] on: August 28, 2006 10:46:47 AM
She's not quite big enough to wear it yet, but I'll try and post a pic when she is.  for now, here's a baby rugby sweater:

(pardon the nalgene, i was taking this picture for my blog)

a baby bobbi bear:

some booties from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies :

and some bibs from Mason Dixon Knitting:
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: wool diaper covers on: August 27, 2006 12:21:01 PM

my only concern would be the ribbon or elastic becoming untied and getting pulled out.....is it sewn in to prevent a baby hazard? also....are they hot? i'd love to knit those for impending babies all around, but i live in florida and i'm afraid they might be too warm here.

the soaker is usually under clothing,and she is usually swaddled, so inaccessibility to the soakers makes that a non issue for me.  also she is just a newborn and doesnt quite yet have the coordination to make her hands do much of anything.  if she were older i would rely on the ribibng alone, but as a newborn, her teeny tiny waist needs the extra tie. 

as for the heat, dishcloth queen is totally right.  those plastic, and pul covers are synthetic and not breathable and therefore even hotter and traps in moisture.  since i live in arizona, breathable fiber was a very important factor.  the wool wicks moisture away from the diaper, which keeps the baby drier.  also wool has some sort of antibacterial property to it so you don't have to clean them every after every use.  i just let them air dry and they're good to go.  as far as experience with rubber covers, i could only assume that they would be more likely to cause diaper rash, since they trap in the moisture instead of pulling it away from the baby's body like wool does.  then again, these things really only become an issue if you plan on cloth diapering.  other than that they're purely aesthetic.

here's the pattern:
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / wool diaper covers on: August 22, 2006 01:17:09 PM
i made these for my baby who is in cloth diapers

they're super absorbant, and they only cost me like a dollar to make
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cleaves on: June 18, 2006 07:25:24 AM
does anyone else think of So I Married an Axe Murderer when they hear the title of this pattern? Just wondering... Anyway it's lovely, and I bet you could still use it in a chilly movie theater.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: RAVENCLAW striped raglan! on: August 29, 2005 11:01:50 AM
OMG! OMG! OMG! That is soooo freakin' cute I could just die.  I have some pink and army green Noro Lily Cotton (cotton/silk) and some wheaty Pakucho that would be perfect for this pattern.

Somebody help me I need a defrilibrator.....
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Orangina a-long on: May 17, 2005 02:39:29 PM
If you all jumped off of a bridge I would follw you.......
Because I'm making Orangina too!  I spotted it on knit and tonic (my fave knitblog) and LOVED it.  As far as yarn sub I'm using Svale in pretty pale blue slik and cotton I think.  It says in the pattern to do 9 less  stitches for a smaller size....has anyone else tried it?  I'm super small, with like 30" [non]boob area.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I just can't leave well enough alone... on: May 17, 2005 01:41:48 PM
  So......this friend of yours?  Would mind telling me where she lives so I can break into her house and steal her AWESOME FREAKIN BAG!  Grin uh.... I mean pay her a friendly visit?

P.S. I heart the color combo.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Scene in Hitchhiker's Guide movie on: May 16, 2005 01:13:14 PM
Every second that passes in which I am not knitting my very own Ford, Zaphod, Trill, and Arthur, I die a little inside.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Now I'm a Vest Dressed Girl! on: May 16, 2005 12:20:47 PM
i love that vest!  I'm considering making a similar one from the most recent vogue knitting.  The color in yours is awesome and so is the yarn.  It's got such great sheen .  What kind is it?
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