OT and On-Topic all at the same time... baby knits?

First the non-knitting related news (the OT): I just found out this morning that I’m pregnant!! :cheering: Dh & I started ttc right before our 4 year old ds turned 2 and were stalled for a while due to my thyroid cancer. We got the go-ahead in May (while he was deployed) to start ttc again and we got lucky!! I’m just so excited!!

Now the on-topic stuff: What’s your favorite baby knitting stuff? Patterns? Yarn? My fingers are literally itching to get started on some knitting for this little one. :slight_smile: I know that I’m going to make the baby set that Limey used for her test pattern on the stitch markers, but I want other stuff as well.

I don’t have any baby patterns right off the top of my head, but just wanted to say

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I don’t know whether to hug you or murder you!

WHERE have you been? I just sent you an email and then I clocked your post.

MANY CONGRATULATION!!!

I’M OVER THE MOON FOR YOU - [color=violet]TICKLED PINK[/color] AIN’T THE WORDS.

:cheering: :muah: :happydance: :waving: :balloons: :present:

I’ll set about sorting my stash of baby clothes patterns right now! xxx xxx xxx xxx

Take good care of yourself.

Lots of Love

Limey

:hug: :hug: :hug:

:woohoo: that’s great!! Congrats!

Oooh. It’s gotta be something soft! Baby Alpaca?? Mmmalabrigo?? ok ok, you probably don’t want to knit something that warm (or handwash) for a baby due in the summer… ooh! what about Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton? It’s super soft!

Or Dale of Norway’s Baby Ull - though this is superwash, it may be too warm since it’s merino…

As for patterns - Debbie Bliss has some really cute baby items. So does Anny Blatt (I’m working on a baby cardigan from one of her books right now in Plymouth Encore) but her pattern books can be hard to get your hands on, and the patterns are a little difficult to follow (but worth it!!)

CONGRATS!!!

It SOOO depends on if you want it machine washable or not… :smiley:

This is machine washable, but feels like handwashable … Grignasco Bambini It’s a 4 ply and utterly DREAMY to work with (also there is a HUGE amount on a 50g ball ~ 246yds)

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Mind you, your baby will be due in the US summer, so you could also look at lovely cottons…Lana Gatto Minicaraibi. Also a 4 ply, LUSCIOUS cotton…

You’ve also got your Debbie Bliss & Jo Sharps which are GORGEOUS… but expensive… :smiley:

Ooh… for ultimate baby luxury… try Alpaca… YUMMM!!!

I had morning sickness and carpal tunnel too badly while I was pregant, so I couldn’t knit at all… :frowning: So get in while you feel okay!!

I’ve always wanted an excuse to use the Blue Sky so this is it!!! :slight_smile: I’m off to see if I can find some Debbie Bliss patterns. TY for the suggestion.

I’m sorry I worried you, Limey. :frowning: I emailed you back.

Ohh! The Grignasco Bambini has some beautiful colors. I love it!!

With an extremely active 4 yo, I think machine washables would be best. I rarely have time to do a load of laundry during the day as it is. lol In fact, all of my housecleaning is done after his bedtime - otherwise nothing would get done.

How wonderful for both of you! :muah: Much much

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This site has a lot of baby patterns to choose from:

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/index.php

:happydance: :happydance: Congratulations and best of everything!! :hug: :hug:

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There are so many nice baby yarns! I don’t have a baby to knit for, but I’ve used Bernat Softee Baby a lot and love it! It’s soooo soft and comes in pretty colors. Caron Simply Soft regular and brites have lots of pretty colors and is soft, too.

Congrats Jennifer!

:cheering: congrats!!! How exciting!!! :blooby:

HUGE Congrats, momma!!!

Here’s to a happy, healthy 9 months!!!

:hug: :cheering: Congratulations!!!

When Sophia was born i did a search for baby knits (I think that I had just as much fun searching as I did knitting :teehee: ) There are a lot of great free patterns out there!

Congratulations :cheering: :cheering: God is giving you someone new to love. :muah:

I started a bib. :heart: It’s just a simple square one done out of cotton with a little “flap” at the top which will attach around baby’s neck and onto a button. Basically it feels as though I’m making a washcloth. lol I have found 10 or 12 different things I want to make, but most of them depend on whether it’s a boy or girl.

congrats!!
yeah get started now cause soon you won’t feel like doing anything!

:happydance: Oh how exciting…I feel your joy…wish I had pattern suggestions, but have fun searching… :happydance: Sissy

Congratulations to you and your family! It’s so exciting to hear people’s good news.