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Topic: Quit smoking and have a baby = knitting!  (Read 6495 times)
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« on: February 03, 2009 08:19:44 AM »

OK so my resolutions were to get healthy and quit smoking as my fiance and i are trying for a baby. Quitting smoking was a major problem for me - as I didn't want to use any NRT etc - I went 'cold turkey'. To help keep my hands and mind occupied through those cravings I decided to teach myself how to knit. Which would also help me when pregnant if I can save money by knitting clothes / booties for the baby.

 I used this website http://www.learn2knit.co.uk/ and after playing for a few days decided to make a basic teddy bear. I found the pattern here: http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/toys/anyyarnteddybear.htm and loosely followed it.

This is what I came up with:



(it's not sloped - it was just the best picture I could get - but taken at a funny angle!)

Sorry - I don't have any 'in progress' shots.



Oh - and it has helped - I've now been smokefree for over two weeks  Grin Grin Grin
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Beccahacom
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009 08:21:51 AM »

Congrats on being smoke free
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lurv2knit
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009 08:26:28 AM »

Congrats on quitting smoking! That is a wonderful job for just starting knitting.
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Kdeane
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009 09:03:06 AM »

I'm beginning to think that someone should write a book about "Crafting away your troubles."  It's so helpful to occupy your time with something that makes you feel better about yourself and is actually quite useful. Congrats on 2 weeks smoke free!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009 10:15:36 AM »

This made me really happy!


Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009 11:31:44 AM »

Awww thanks for all the 'well dones' people - they mean a lot!

 Grin
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kittercall
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009 11:34:31 AM »

Knitting is how I quit smoking!  In the bottom of my closet is an 8 foot long, foot and a half wide garter stitch scarf lol!

Now if I could only convince MY fiance to impregnate ME!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009 11:38:55 AM »

Congrats... not only only the smoking (or lack of ) but also on teaching yourself to knit.  I can't seem to learn and I admire anyone who can teach themselves and then produce an adorable teddy bear like that. 

By the way, I quit cold turkey many years ago.  If you can quit that way, it sticks!
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2009 05:39:09 PM »

yay for quiting smoking!  thats one cute bear!  and good luck with the pregnancy plans!  I hope it goes well!
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2009 06:57:09 PM »

Congrats on quitting Smiley and Good Luck for the baby thing, But my main comment here is, I LOVE THE RAT IN YOUR AVATAR Tongue lorl still congrats and cool project, as of yet, I still can't teach myself to knit... So awesome achievement there.
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BTStars
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2009 09:34:24 PM »

Congrats on quitting smoking!  I hope this time next year you are big and pregnant! 
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Pfefferminztea
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2009 09:18:26 AM »

Congratulations on your great resolution! And I hope youll soon have a baby to give that cute teddy to.
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chocolatebutton
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2009 12:18:01 PM »

well done for giving up! i think your teddy's really cute, it'd be nice to give it to your baby once you've made it!
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crafty gurll
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2009 11:24:02 PM »

Congrats on quitting! Cheesy  Knitting will definitely help take the edge off.  And just think of all the extra cash you'll have for crafting now that you aren't buying smokes. Wink
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lizthecraftybitch
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2009 11:56:14 AM »

congratulations on quitting smoking! i just quit too, and it can be really hard. good luck on making a baby, and i'm sure your kiddo will be really happy to play with your knit teddy bears. that is an impressive project for a beginner.
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