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#90533 Jul 15th, 2007 at 07:17 AM
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I've been itching to knit something again, but didn't have a clue what to make. We have enough blankets - I even made some lap blankets last winter, and no one here will wear anything I make... Then I remembered that I had started a diaper cover over 2 years ago for Don's great niece, but never finished it. My cousin in Israel, just had his first grandaughter this past week - perfect! Plus, Don asked me to make something for a baby girl who belongs to the couple who live at and run the yoga ranch up in the mountains that he frequents. So, now I have new projects to do, PLUS I've decided to try and make my own first sweater - wish me luck?!? why nervous

Here's the front and back of the diaper cover.
Now all I need to do is find a cute little top to go with it!
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Ohhh Lynne That is adorable!!!!!!!!! Soo many different colored shirts could go with that!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goooood Job!!!!!!!


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thumbup cute lynne. what about just a lightweight knitted diaper shirt? my mother made (not knitted) a gazillion of them for my oldest and they went through all the grandkids.

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Thanks Diane and Jiffy!

I'm not worried about finding tops - I think it will be fun to go to the store and match some up - like Diane said... there are soooo many different colors to chose from!


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How cute, a frilly butt. When I get bored(in winter)I knit alot of washing dishcloths for gifts.


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we always called them "ruffle butts". anything with ruffles or frills on the rear-end were called ruffle butts. why

i need to take up that for winter, but i end up spending most of my free time, right here on the computer.

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awwwwwwwwww lynne thats sooooooo cute!!!
wear were you when my kids were in dipears????? i woulda bought a bunch off ya!
those would make awsome gifts to expecting mothers:}

good luck with your sweater, dout you need it though, you make the most awsomest things!

morasha n me just bought yarn n knitting needles taday! proubly end up makin a blanket, lol dont know how to make anything else, not even shure how todo a blanket, but were gonna try:} i put a knitting how to site in my favs, lol


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Just finished this knit bear and thought I'd share her with you.
She's 11 inches tall - hard to tell in the pictures.
I still need to get a shirt - will be doing that later today.

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Here they are together.
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Now I can go back to working on the sweater that I started 1 1/2 weeks ago.
First time making a sweater, and it will be for me!
I've already finished the back, so now it's on to one of the front sides - it's a cardigan.


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that bear is so cute! awsome job lynne!


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That diaper cover is adorable Lynne! The bear is very cute too! You do wonderful work!!!

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Thanks Triss, Christy and Jessica!

I just had to share the 2 onesies that I found yesterday to go with the diaper cover - of course I found them in the last store I had time to go to, but I think they are perfect! clap The first one has polka dots the exact colors of the yarn, and the second has embroidered flowers the same colors - and each was only $3.99 - not bad, huh? thumbup I'm going to send both.

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What a cute diaper cover and bear, Lynne!


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o wow lynne! thoses look so cute together!


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I found a quick and easy pattern for a bib online the other day, and just had to make one to add to this gift that I am late in getting off to Israel. It basically took 1 day to make, though I did have quite the time with the buttonhole, as it was my first time ever making one. After ripping it out about 4 times, I finally got it! Hope you like...

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Very cute!


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thumbup too cute!

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Oh I like that bib Lynne! Very nice!

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that is sooooo sweet Lynne!


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clapthats cute lynne!


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Ohhhhhhhhhh Shooot I was looking for this thread earlier and couldn't find it boohooto post the scarf in you made me! and Here you are!!!!! Sorry Lynne!! kissie


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I've decided to make my scarf a long scarf. I saw someone on TV today that had on a really long one and it looked good.

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I've been knitting away these days - so much so that my right elbow is hurting pretty badly. I hope I haven't torn a tendon - sometimes the pain is very sharp! I am putting off going to a doctor, as I really don't want him to tell me I need surgery!

Anywho... I've finished another teddy bear - blues this time, and a matching bib for Don's nephew's second baby that is due Christmas day. Well... not quite finished with the bear - still need to embroider the face - not my favorite part to do. rspb

So, last night I was browsing patterns online, and came up with what seemed like an easy pattern for a washcloth. I've not done any of these before, and have been wanting to try knitting on the diagnol. I had a skein of cotton Sugar 'n Cream, so off I went. It was soooooooo easy, and I really like the effect that you get making the holes on the edges. It measures 8 inches square. I can't wait to go back to ACMoore (hopefully today after Amy's dr's appointment) to get more colorful skeins. I am going to make lots of these for gifts.

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I am also thinking of using this pattern to make a blanket next time, with thicker yarn. Fun! flwr


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The very first knit dish cloth i was ever given was knit just like that! Probably the same/similar pattern. I don't know if I grasp how to knit on the diagonal, lots of increase and decrease, right?


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That looks good, Lynne. Very pretty. I can't knit well. I am left handed and learning is a bear. Crochet is so much easier for me.


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There is a lot of increasing and decreasing, but it's really OH-SO-EASY Wrennie!


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It looks like a great way to learn inc and dec methods.


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Hey, that's the exact same washcloths/dishcloths that I make here. They make wonderful gifts and wash best when cotton yarn is used.

I also made some baby scarfs with the same edging. it's easy to run ribbon through.


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Lynne, I've never measured mine but I knit til 43 stitches before I start coming back down. Is it the same as your pattern?



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The pattern I used says to knit to 45 rows. I'm actually thinking of making my next one to 48, as I had to use size 6 needles and this one came out a bit small for my taste. Interesting though... it calls for size 7, but even with the 6, mine came out the 8 inches it's supposed to be.


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I can't remember what size needles I have, there is no marking on them. I learned the pattern from a lady I used to work for.


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Originally Posted by plants 'n pots
I've been knitting away these days - so much so that my right elbow is hurting pretty badly. I hope I haven't torn a tendon - sometimes the pain is very sharp! I am putting off going to a doctor, as I really don't want him to tell me I need surgery!

Anywho... I've finished another teddy bear - blues this time, and a matching bib for Don's nephew's second baby that is due Christmas day. Well... not quite finished with the bear - still need to embroider the face - not my favorite part to do. rspb

So, last night I was browsing patterns online, and came up with what seemed like an easy pattern for a washcloth. I've not done any of these before, and have been wanting to try knitting on the diagnol. I had a skein of cotton Sugar 'n Cream, so off I went. It was soooooooo easy, and I really like the effect that you get making the holes on the edges. It measures 8 inches square. I can't wait to go back to ACMoore (hopefully today after Amy's dr's appointment) to get more colorful skeins. I am going to make lots of these for gifts.

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I am also thinking of using this pattern to make a blanket next time, with thicker yarn. Fun! flwr


Lynne: I love your washcloth. I once made 2--making them was the first "& only" knitting project I have ever done---Mine look like small kites though. lol egad I never tried again & now cannot knit or crochet at all.--I use mine as cushining between my 2 teflon fry pans. I did find that they should NOT be dried in a dryer though as they will likely shrink!!


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I started back working on my knitted Harlequin Diamond throw I've been working on for six months.



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Thanks Carol! I'm sorry you didn't make any more - ever think of trying knitting again?

I'm not sure if they will shrink or not - I've been reading some knitting journals and they have said that it did not shrink for them - I'm hoping that is the case. And the funny thing is... I was even thinking of using them as hot plates if I don't end up using some for washcloths - so your idea of separating pans is not that far off!

Thorny - do you have any pictures of your afghan? I can't remember if you've ever shown it to us?

I just finished my 3rd washcloth - a different color this time, and am starting yet another in pink tones for my mom. Here's the one just finished...
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Here I am in my jamies with my just completed scarf around my neck.

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Cool, Sheri. Good job. It is a very pretty scarf.


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That scarf looks GREAT Sheri!!! What a terrific color for your coloring!

And it's very nice to put a face to your name - nice to meet you in person, sorta!


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thank you very much. Now to work on the dishcloths.

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Hi Sheri, very nice to SEE you and your pretty scarf.

By the way, I made washcloths out of the cotton yarn and the regular yarn. Trust me, they shrink. The cotton ones shrunk twice as bad as the regular ones.


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Nice scarf Sherri!


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Can someone tell me what this means Cast on in Muliples of 4 + 1
(so 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, ...)
until desired width of dishcloth.



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