Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2009, 07:59 AM   #21
mamazluv's Avatar
mamazluv
You know you want this.........
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 6,006
My Mood:
Re: B2B (back to basics) Groundhog Day Special

Quote:
Originally Posted by RebeccaMomof3 View Post
Check out the continental method...I think that's what you are talking about. My knitting book shows it
yeah they call it different things. that help site heidi was talking about calls it english and german... i dont know, just that i want to try the other way bc holding the yarn in the wrong hand is really confusing and hard.

Advertisement

__________________
shirley
mamazluv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 08:03 AM   #22
maman08's Avatar
maman08
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Hashemite Kingdom
Posts: 1,968
Re: B2B (back to basics) Groundhog Day Special

Quote:
Originally Posted by RebeccaMomof3 View Post
yeah I second the "link me to the shortie" pattern. I'd be good to do one of those instead
PM me your IRL e-mail addy and I'll send you the pdf...it's a free pattern but it happens to be hosted on Ravelry so if you're not a member you would have to wait to join the site. I think the file size is just under 250KB so it's not huge.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RebeccaMomof3 View Post
Check out the continental method...I think that's what you are talking about. My knitting book shows it
I learned to knit continental and IMO it's much simpler than holding the yarn in the right hand and having to move your whole hand to loop it around the needle.

Quote:
Originally Posted by melissamomof3girls View Post
I finally figured it out. I had deducted something twice. Better than not deducting something at all, which I've also done.

Sounds like fun! My husband has made some shelves and stuff for us and I love homemade furniture! The soaker is so cute! Is that knitting or crocheting? My grandma bought me needles, a book, & yarn and is waiting on me to come over because I asked her to teach me how to knit. I figured when we have a new baby I could knit my own soakers and longies and stuff...considering I take well to learning .
It's knitting...I have one pair of crocheted shorties that I got in a trade and would love to learn to do that, but I'm REALLY slow at crocheting so for things I actually want to finish I knit.
__________________
Heidi - SAHM to S (03/2008) N (06/2010), and S (06/2012), married to my best friend. FS: FB trainers (small), Tucker sling, breastfeeding paraphernalia, Baby Bjorn Air

maman08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 08:03 AM   #23
mamazluv's Avatar
mamazluv
You know you want this.........
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 6,006
My Mood:
Re: B2B (back to basics) Groundhog Day Special

Quote:
Originally Posted by maman08 View Post
Jennifer, just looking at your morning makes me want to take a nap! There are days I can't manage to get DS and myself out the door, let alone anyone else.

Shirley, it appears the itchy fingers pattern can only be downloaded through Ravelry, which is sort of annoying. The pattern is free, and joining the site is free, but you have to request an invite because it's still in the set-up phase and they're adding new members gradually. I think it took about a week for me to get my invite, but the wait time might be shorter now. It's a great resource for patterns, though, since you can see other people's finished projects and their comments on problems they ran into and such. I just sent it to your IRL e-mail as a pdf, so hopefully it comes through!
thats cool, i have a membership. i also found a free one that is baby bell bottoms that looks cool. and also free. but i think too ambitious for a newb like me who cant even get the feel for holding the yarn. still much practice needed.
__________________
shirley
mamazluv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 08:05 AM   #24
maman08's Avatar
maman08
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Hashemite Kingdom
Posts: 1,968
Re: B2B (back to basics) Groundhog Day Special

Rebecca, I just found the e-mail addy I sent payment to for your pfs and sent you the file, so hopefully you can open it.
__________________
Heidi - SAHM to S (03/2008) N (06/2010), and S (06/2012), married to my best friend. FS: FB trainers (small), Tucker sling, breastfeeding paraphernalia, Baby Bjorn Air

maman08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 08:08 AM   #25
maman08's Avatar
maman08
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Hashemite Kingdom
Posts: 1,968
Re: B2B (back to basics) Groundhog Day Special

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamazluv View Post
thats cool, i have a membership. i also found a free one that is baby bell bottoms that looks cool. and also free. but i think too ambitious for a newb like me who cant even get the feel for holding the yarn. still much practice needed.
I love that pattern, but DH wasn't too crazy about the idea of me knitting bell bottoms for DS so I haven't used it yet. I think I'm going to make a pair of longies for my friend's DD's birthday (she doesn't CD but I could just make them a little smaller in the bum I think) and use that pattern and maybe even add some ruffles on the bottom. I have fun knitting things for little girls since all I ever knit is for DS or me.
__________________
Heidi - SAHM to S (03/2008) N (06/2010), and S (06/2012), married to my best friend. FS: FB trainers (small), Tucker sling, breastfeeding paraphernalia, Baby Bjorn Air

maman08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 08:14 AM   #26
cherylchoo's Avatar
cherylchoo
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: a Texan in the northern Detroit 'burbs
Posts: 24,967
My Mood:
Re: B2B (back to basics) Groundhog Day Special

Morning ladies!

I have a question. What do you consider to be the ideal measurements for NB longies? I need to make some for a baby that has not yet been conceived (not mine, LOL), from a sweater with sentimental significance so I don't want to mess it up. My babies are huge, so I want to know what a normal NB size is. With a gun to my head I'd say 12"W, 13"R, 6" inseam but I'm not sure that is right.
__________________
Detroit-area SAHM to Rose 12/03, Ginger 11/05, and little Ian 4/08.
cherylchoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 08:15 AM   #27
Bethannp's Avatar
Bethannp
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 21,779
My Mood:
Re: B2B (back to basics) Groundhog Day Special

Morning! I'm drinking some Lemon Ginger tea today, the box says it's energizing, so I hope it is! Also it's good for the tummy, but my tummy feels bad at night, not the morning, so that doesnt really matter at the moment. My goal is to get some serious knitting done this week. I'm falling way behind. I've been having headaches every evening for the past couple weeks, and that makes it hard to knit, or do anything else really. I can't wait till the 1st trimester is over! It's amazing how a baby the size of a lima bean can wreack such havoc on your body! And I'm a lot better off then some of the mamas on the Sept board.

Heidi - Great soaker!

Quote:
Originally Posted by carnalcindd View Post
Hi ladies

Any thoughts on keeping or selling fitteds?
http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...=1#post6186180

I hope to get to pop in here more often. DD is almost 2 weeks old and this will be our first full week w/o any family here to "help" us...we will see how it goes
Good luck!! I'm sure it will go fine!
__________________
Beth, wife to Matt 11-25-06, mommy to Levi Allen 11-23-07 and Waylon Fenimore, My VBAC baby 09-17-09 My Gallery. I would love to dye something for you! PM for details. Major Yarn Destash!!!!!!
Bethannp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 08:18 AM   #28
3rockstars
Registered Users
Formerly: FaeryGnomeHome
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,519
Re: B2B (back to basics) Groundhog Day Special

i've posted here before but can never keep up with you all. just gonna jump in.

on the butt: a mama-made fitted(rita's rump pocket) out of dad's old t-shirts and a cute black with star rainbows remnant from jo-ann fabric. double stuffed with gerber prefolds since she's nursing down for morning nap.

gonna try to get pictures of my fitteds. i've been working hard on them and they are super duper cute(which is a feat because I'm NOT a seamstress) and I now have 10. I'm planning on a full dozen. And I need to make her a few pairs of shorties for this summer so I'm hoping to cast on the waistband today!
__________________
3rockstars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 08:21 AM   #29
Bethannp's Avatar
Bethannp
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 21,779
My Mood:
Re: B2B (back to basics) Groundhog Day Special

Cheryl - Per the Sheepy Pants pattern, a nb is 12-14 hip, 13 rise, 6-7 inch inseam. For the waist they just don't give a measurement. But my guess would be to do the waist about 3 inches smaller than the hip
__________________
Beth, wife to Matt 11-25-06, mommy to Levi Allen 11-23-07 and Waylon Fenimore, My VBAC baby 09-17-09 My Gallery. I would love to dye something for you! PM for details. Major Yarn Destash!!!!!!
Bethannp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 08:22 AM   #30
mamazluv's Avatar
mamazluv
You know you want this.........
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 6,006
My Mood:
Re: B2B (back to basics) Groundhog Day Special

cheryl i think that sounds about right. but maybe pm mommyscott or thirdtimemomma.

heidi, i dont think that the bell bottoms are that pronounced. i think you could stay with a boyish color and stay in the stockinette stitch an itd be fine.
__________________
shirley
mamazluv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.