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lasandri
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« on: January 25, 2007 10:48:10 AM »

obsessed with baby knits, here is my very latest:

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it's the five hour baby sweater that took me longer than 5 hours, but then again, i wasn't really counting Smiley
let me know what you think!

details of pattern & stuff in my blog
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pink.octopus
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2007 10:59:12 AM »

It's adorable!   Cheesy  I love all the little bobbles and tiny buttons.  Too cute!
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linda_t
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2007 11:04:11 AM »

I love it! Great job!
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eatyerhartout
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2007 11:41:33 AM »

Awww! That's so cute. I love the color.
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craftykate
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2007 11:51:42 AM »

That's adorable. This child is going to have so much rockin' knit wear if you keep going at this pace!  Grin
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burstandbloom
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2007 12:07:33 PM »

i love this!! i wish i knew a little baby girl so i could make one for her. All I know is a baby boy, and i'm pretty sure if i made that for him, the mom would not be thrilled. lol.
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soozeq
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2007 12:25:16 PM »

There's a version for boys where you leave off the bobbles and lace and knit a few garter ridges instead.

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LittleLizard
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2007 01:10:03 PM »

Wow - that's adorable. The bobbles are cute, and really make it different than a lot of the other patterns out there. Makes me wish I knew a friend having a baby!
Sorry it took more than 5 hours, but the results are worth it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2007 02:18:24 PM »

I am so glad when I found out that it wasn't just me. LOL  I kept thinking, 'what am I doing that its not taking 5 hours?'

I did the one entitled Quickie Baby Sweater from here (which is also a 5 Hour Baby Sweater):
http://d-made.com/knitting/patterns/Quickie_Baby_Sweater.pdf
I added a few more stitches to the body of the arms to make them look less tentacley (if that is even a word). Here are my results on my blog:
http://stephieface.blogspot.com/2007/01/mystery-unravels.html


There's a few 5HBS listed here:
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/baby_clothing.php
Only one is listed as THE Five Hour Baby Sweater, but if you google 5HBS a few of the patterns from here turn up.

The Diaper Bag Sweater is not too bad, I'm working on that one now. It is ALOT of seed stitch though... ALOT.
http://www.knitlist.com/2002/FransHood.htm

So far, my only complaints about the patterns I've done are that they kind of hide things from you until halfway through the pattern. Like the Quickie baby sweater waited until page 2 to mention that I should be knitting on circulars (it was mentioned in parenthesis no less) and the Diaper Bag sweater waited until halfway through to mention that I would need a second ball of the yarn I was using. Of course, I probably could have read through the directions more thoroughly.  Grin

I love the color of yours lasandri! The buttons are super cute too.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2007 02:33:57 PM »

thanks for all your comments guys! i'm not a sweater-making person as i hate spending weeks on one project, but i made this one in three days (really, 7 hours) so it was ok (yay baby sweaters!)

i'm also glad people like the color 'cause everyone that saw it while i was knitting said i was crazy to put something so dark on a baby (it's actually a dark cranberry color, not as bright red as here) but my mom and i both thought it was great Smiley

conley, i saw your baby sweater and it is super cute! i got my pattern from here: http://www.minidata.co.nz/major/freepatt/patt01.htm

technically it's not THE 5HBS, but hey, it's based on it. the pattern is really well written and does not hide anything from you. i didn't like the decreases on the sleeves at the end (they kinda do this little tuck sleeve) so i just made them straight bell sleeves with garter stitch ends. i figure i'm giving plenty of room on the chance that i have a chubby wristed baby Smiley
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