Anyone making something for their LO?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Neecee, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Neecee

    Neecee Guest

    I really wanted to knit a nice blanket or something for lil man, but can i even remember how to cast on? Hell no!:shrug:

    So I've decided I'm gonna make him a blanket or comforter a bit like those taggy things. I've seen some really nice fleecy fabric that I can use and once hubby and i agree on a name, I can add it on with applique later.
     
  2. meg

    meg Mum to 1 and TTC!

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    aww thats really nice - i tried to knit and crochet but i was appalling at it - best leave it to the grans! hahah
     
  3. Jus

    Jus New mum!

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    I'm thinking of asking my mum to teach me how to knit but I'm not sure I'd have the patience to knit anything bigger than a flannel.
     
  4. Janisdkh

    Janisdkh Well-Known Member

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    Aww how cute. I wish I could knit or something. As soon as I know the sex and design for the room I wan't I will be making a tun of paintings on canvas. I would mural something on the wall too, but we plan on moving.
     
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    i got a knitting set, and I could as a kid, so I assumed I still could- WRONG. I had to learn all over again :rofl: but it was easier the second time. I recommend stitch n bitch if you want to learn again, it teaches you the basics and there it a baby hat and blanket in there too. You can get it cheaply on amazon.

    I shall be inheriting the blankets my grandmother crocheted for my mother, however :D

    I will knit things (perhaps this? https://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2007/06/baby_viking_hat_kit.html), and I will be sewing on my lovely new sewing machine. And prolly painting up some jolly canvasses of giraffes and munkies :D I will make peanut lots of nice things, I will :D
     
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    I've just finished knitting a scarf!!

    Had no idea what i was doing, but found a web site with videos showing you what to do (www.cyberseams.com if anyone's actually interested....)

    God i never thought i'd see the day my weeks high point would be visiting my local wool shop to restock.
     
  7. Tiff

    Tiff LIKE A BOSS

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    I went a different route and made a dreamcatcher for Baby Girl's window. I'm part native, so I thought it'd be nice. I'm also working on a cross stitch sampler. It was a little confusing at first but I think I've got it now.

    There's lots of tutorials online... maybe those would help?
     
  8. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    I couldnt sow or knit to save my life! but the scary thing is Darren can sow as I have seen him sowing his cloths with his wee kit he has! (image of biker outlaw with tatts has now been dimolished lol)

    I just have that book I am putting together full of pics and special moments. Everyting is going into this book, I got it off ebay , even peoples signatures who visit the hospital go on there! I am paiting and decorating its bedrooms! if that counts.
     
  9. spoo

    spoo Mum to Harry and Emily

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    Now theres an idea! My grandma taught me to knit when I was about 5 years old and I knitted stuff for my baby cousins and dollies!

    I've still got some needles and wool somewhere but don't know if I'd be brave enough to try a whole cardigan? They look really complicated! Good for you though xx
     
  10. Janisdkh

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    May I see picts hun? I am part native too. MiqMaq in fact. They have a few ways of different spelling but thats what I am. My dad is almost full. I really would be interested in one. I am pretty crafty and make baby sculptures , childrens paintings but I can't make that! Do you sell them?
     
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    So far i've made his blankets, a few hats and a couple of pairs of booties, i knitted these and i've also made his sheets as i find it cheaper to buy the material and cut and sew it myself ( i'm a penny pinching :blush:) in a couple of weeks i'm going to make his curtains and cot bumper for in his bedroom and if i have any fabric i'm going to make some pictures as i don't want to go over board with the decorating as we're hoping to move next year. I'm now thinking of other things i can do to cut back on costs i'm going to look for some nice fabric for making burping cloth's soon.
    With all that i've saved so far i've managed to pay out for a baby bond scan and i'm planning my next treat.
    :blush: it was strange being in hospital last week and being the only mom / mom to be that was knitting although people were commenting.
     
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  13. DNA0930

    DNA0930 <3 Baby L & Baby Q <3

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    I try to knit & crochet, but I'm terrible at it!

    Instead, I painted a wooden train that spells out the LO's name. Its nothing huge, but it definately gave me something to work on those last few weeks :)
     
  14. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    :rofl::rofl: they do act so matcho don't they lol, the best was when we had my last little boy he was born at 26 weeks so we did kangaroo care and dh had to go n ask for a screen to be put around him so no one could see his top half naked :rofl: there's me wopping my 44 f boobs out in front of anyone n he wants a screen, mine keeps complaining he's got the copper taste :dohh: he should try the back ache etc then he can complain. MEN
     
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    Oh apparently I cant sow also its all messy my sowing! I think they hide behind that biker image! really! mine has morning sickness and everyting! sits with tubs of ice cream watching ugly betty :rofl: should see him with a mop he is very domestcated! If their mates ever found out! :rofl:[/QUOTE]

    :rofl: mines took to wearing a bum bag and in it are his sickness pills, vitamins, mobile phone n loads of other lotions n potions, now if only they knew what was in there :rofl:
    Oh the fun we'd get out of naming, shaming and embarrasing our oh's :rofl:
     
  17. Fossey

    Fossey Mummy to Larissa

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    I have had loads knitted/crochet for me. I have knitted cardis coming out of my ears I had to tell ppl to stop lol. I can knit but cant be bothered so glad others felt the need :)
    Also its nice to have things hand made especially blankets to pass along.
     
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    i've crochet him about 4 blankets now so far gonna get my mum to do a fancy outline to them too, gonna try knit some mitts for him too
    xx
     
  20. Neecee

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    Awww, I wish I had to patience to knit or crochet. I just love all those tiny knitted things like mitts and booties!
     

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