Monday, February 11, 2008

Ideas?

I have no idea what to knit for the baby. No clue. I like the baby surprise jacket, I want little mitts, hats? What else is there?

Hangup #1 - yarn. I want good yarn but I don't want expensive yarn! The yarn I found in years past at Joann's/Michaels just sucked. I've made many a yarn mistake just grabbing something. Then the colors, they're so blah, pastel. White is good but it gets boring. Is cotton okay? I don't even know.

Hangup #2 - yarn weight. Ugh. They're all so thin they should be interchangeable. Unfortunately I've learned that's not true. The projects are so small that it REALLY matters. Leading to ...

Hangup #3 - small projects. Small projects for most people are the perfect project. They should be - portable, quick, inexpensive. Those are all great features but I'm hung up on the perfect shaping required in such few rows.

I guess I'm intimidated.

Okay. It's still a little weird to say "the baby." Maybe after the ultrasound.

4 comments:

km said...

In the Mason Dixon Knitting book, there are some fun baby patterns that aren't intimidating at all. First, there's a denim stuff for a baby. You can't go wrong starting with some washcloths and burp rags. There's not a lot of shaping or counting even. So if you start feeling sick than you're not sickened by the complexity of the project. And Cara over at January One is knitting a "family blanket" in denim. Cute squares. There kimono was hard for me, I just couldn't seam it. I also love the One Skein book (LR's). I knit the baby bolero from there in cottontots (michael's yarn) and they turned out great. Soft, and washable, and $4.

Justshajam said...
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Justshajam said...

There is a cute Hat pattern in the last minute knitted gifts book and KM is right The Mason Dixon Book is full of ideas. Sarjartees booties on raverly too.

crafty_kat said...

Hey, don't forget about Ravelry ^_~. Do a pattern search, for baby stuff. There's a veritable ton on the site. I'm with you though, I don't like knitting for baby, either.
Anyway, good luck, hope you find something you fancy