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Old 07-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Tis the season for baby girls in my family. We have 4 little ones who will debut in the fall. We have a new granddaughter and 3 great-nieces, including a set of twins. I'll be knitting baby this and that for awhile

Here are the latest additions to the baby knitting parade. I've got a pretty blanket on the needles as well. When I needed a break from the blanket project, I saw these little hats and decided to do a few of them just for fun. These are my first 'in-the-round' attempts, completed with my first wrestling match with DPNs and the discovery that my sofa has an insatiable appetite for knitting needles.



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Old 07-14-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Congratulations!

Those are beautiful, Ginger! Nothing is more fun than knitting for babies!

If you get tired of searching for a lost needle you might want to learn Magic Loop. It's all I use now.
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Congratulations!

Those are beautiful, Ginger! Nothing is more fun than knitting for babies!

If you get tired of searching for a lost needle you might want to learn Magic Loop. It's all I use now.
Thanks Jan! I just started knitting back in November and really haven't finished many things yet. I've done a scarf, a sofa pillow and these hats as FOs. I usually make a start and then have to rip it apart a couple of times to get it right. I'm not fast, and I don't have a great deal of time to knit. But then, speed is not the point of my knitting at all.

The baby blanket is a slow go, but hopefully it will be a treasured comfort item for my granddaughter.

I'll check out the Magic Loop and give it a try on the next hat I do. I'm learning as I go. The hats were a first with DPNs and a new (to me) cast-on method, the double cast-on. Having a choice between DPNs and another technique is cool.
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I usually make a start and then have to rip it apart a couple of times to get it right. I'm not fast, and I don't have a great deal of time to knit. But then, speed is not the point of my knitting at all.
Even seasoned knitters have to do that often. I don't have to frog hats often anymore, but plenty of other things.

And no, speed is not the point. It's the journey.

Btw, I am a late convert to knitting, too. I started when i was 53 i think. No grandkids yet unfortunately, but our 3 daughter's friends have given me that enjoyable baby knitting.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
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Awwww the lighter one looks just heavenly!! Congrats on knitting cute baby hats!
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Awwww the lighter one looks just heavenly!! Congrats on knitting cute baby hats!
Trish, the yarn on the lighter one is called Confetti. One of the expectant moms called dibs on that one already and told her friend whose organizing the shower that she wanted a cake to match the hat

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Very very sweet......I haven't tried magic loop as Jan has suggested yet but I find circulars are my friends....The girls will look beautiful in their hats.
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I haven't tried magic loop as Jan has suggested yet but I find circulars are my friends....
I played a bit today with magic loop and think I'll give it a serious try for the next baby hat. I'm using Denise interchangable circulars and the cords are a bit on the stiff side. I tried it with some very inexpensive (but much too short) bamboo circs just to get a feel for how it worked (total of 16st). I like it, but will definitely need something with a larger loop even for a newborn sized hat! My stitches on the 'ends' of each group are much more loose than the rest so I'll need to do some practice to get the tension consistent, too.
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Those are adorable, every one. You've certainly succeeded with dpns and knitting in the round. It's good to have a some sort of break from an afghan, even a baby sized one.
Congrats on all the new babies. What fun the fall will be!
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Oh my! Those are too too cute! You certainly don't look like a newbie to the DPN front, that's for sure.

Well done. And have fun this fall loving on all those little ones. ("Baby this and that" indeed!!)
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