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Lining a knit blanket with fleece

We’re seeing less of the horrendous Laura-Ashley-esque flowered cushions on our two rental couches. One has been wearing the mini-quilt and the second is now draped with this… 301 more words

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Sorting the baby knits

We were very fortunate to receive a bundle of handmade items for G when she was a baby. Hand-knit sweaters and booties; quilts and crochet blankets; hand-sewn gowns, jammies, and dresses; handmade toys.   183 more words

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Wee Baby Slippers

I’ve been getting a little tired of the blanket project, so today I decided to make something quick and easy.  I’ve knitted baby booties before, but these were a cute twist on a classic.   98 more words

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Long Live the Baby Knit!

When one knits for a baby, one knows three things -
1. A baby grows very fast, therefore the knit will only fit for a short amount of time. 353 more words

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Baby Boom

The last two winters have seen two separate friends have twin boys. This winter, there are two more babies coming, but to two different friends, and they’re both girls! 393 more words

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Ripening fruits: knitting for new babies

I find the potential contained in the tiny, scrunchy bundle of a new baby absolutely fascinating.  Beyond the initial statistics of “Girl or boy?” and weight, and trying to spot a resemblance to family members, there are so few clues as to who they will become, and it’s very exciting to look at a person who hasn’t yet made any decisions or ruled out any possibilities. 561 more words