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Jen17
07-24-2007, 11:57 PM
Hi,
My dd-in law is expecting their first baby this December. They live in Long Beach, CA and is does get cool in the later months of the year, but I thought I would try to knit her something for September/October.
I need a "stylish/cool" pattern. Probably a top of some kind. A dress would take too long and I am going to make her a shawl for when she is nursing. She dresses beautifully and would not want something "frumpy" lol!
Any ideas of something you have made or a link/pattern you have seen?
Thanks in advance!
Jen

Tobinknit
07-25-2007, 12:31 AM
Here's (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTrosebud.html) one for ideas for modifying it here (http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_rosebud.html).

The Before and After Sweater (http://www.canadianliving.com/CanadianLiving/client/en/Crafts/DetailNews.asp?idNews=2384&idSM=307).

Jints
07-25-2007, 12:32 AM
same question discussed on another forum.
http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=81348

Jan in CA
07-25-2007, 01:11 AM
Gah! I had an entire post when I accidentally closed the browser! :hair:

Anyway...there are a couple books that are worth looking into.
Natural Knits for Babies and Moms (http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Knits-Babies-Moms-Beautiful/dp/1596680105/ref=pd_sim_b_1_img/102-3177256-7597741?ie=UTF8&qid=1185340097&sr=8-1)
Knitting for Two (http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Two-Designs-Expectant-Mommies/dp/0823026132/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3177256-7597741?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185340097&sr=8-1)

Jen17
07-25-2007, 07:51 AM
Gah! I had an entire post when I accidentally closed the browser! :hair:

Anyway...there are a couple books that are worth looking into.
Natural Knits for Babies and Moms (http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Knits-Babies-Moms-Beautiful/dp/1596680105/ref=pd_sim_b_1_img/102-3177256-7597741?ie=UTF8&qid=1185340097&sr=8-1)
Knitting for Two (http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Two-Designs-Expectant-Mommies/dp/0823026132/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3177256-7597741?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185340097&sr=8-1)

I have the Natural knits book and now I'm going to order the Knitting for Two one..Amazon has one for 8.00!
I know how you feel when you write a whole e-mail and it disappears!:gah:
Thanks again!
Jen
P.S. where are you in southern CA? My dd and Marine husband were stationed on Camp Pendleton for 4 years and I half lived there when she had the kids and he went to Iraq 3 times...I love Carlsbad and Oceanside! they just moved to Okinowa, Japan, boo-hoo :(

Jen17
07-25-2007, 07:57 AM
Here's (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTrosebud.html) one for ideas for modifying it here (http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_rosebud.html).

The Before and After Sweater (http://www.canadianliving.com/CanadianLiving/client/en/Crafts/DetailNews.asp?idNews=2384&idSM=307).

Thank you! I know she would love the rosebud pattern. The before and after sweater is beautiful, but too warm for her in sunny CA!
Thanks!
Jen

Jen17
07-25-2007, 08:00 AM
same question discussed on another forum.
http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=81348


Wow:cheering:what a selection! There are some beautiful things to knit. I'm going to show her all of these when she comes to visit in 2 weeks and let her pick one!!
Thank you...you all have been so very helpful!
Jen

Jan in CA
07-25-2007, 02:53 PM
P.S. where are you in southern CA? My dd and Marine husband were stationed on Camp Pendleton for 4 years (

I live north of Camp Pendleton in Laguna Hills. We've lived here for almost 30 yrs. Showing my age.. :shifty: :teehee:

Quiltlady
07-25-2007, 06:28 PM
I vote for the book "Natural Knits for Baby and MOm" as Jan posted. I have that book and the sweaters in it are just beauitful for baby and the mom. They can be used after her pregnancy is over too. Check it out.