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Topic: Quit smoking and have a baby = knitting!  (Read 6122 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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« 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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« 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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