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Tuppence
Chatty Knitter

USA
140 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2004 :  07:48:46 AM  Show Profile Send Tuppence a Private Message
Some friends of mine are in the process of adopting a baby from China. They will probably be traveling there about 2-3 months from now.

I'd like to knit something for the baby, but they don't know how old the baby will be when they get her (it's most likely to be a girl). She could be as much as a year old, but of course they are hoping for a younger baby.

I guess I could make a sweater that's sized for a 1-year-old, figuring that she'll grow into it if it's too big. Or would a blanket be a better idea? Since I don't have kids, I don't know if a blanket would be as useful for an older baby.

Or is there something else that would be more appropriate? I'd appreciate any suggestions or advice.

- Marie, NW of Chicago

Knit kitty
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USA
1383 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2004 :  09:00:33 AM  Show Profile Send Knit kitty a Private Message
A blanket would be a great idea. My DS dragged his around well past his first birthday. Don't all young children love snugglies?

~Rebecca

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RoseByAny
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Posted - 12/02/2004 :  09:07:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
Or a small knitted animal!

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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knit_chick
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Posted - 12/02/2004 :  09:51:34 AM  Show Profile Send knit_chick a Private Message
I like the blanket or knitted toy since the child can use it right away.

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franna724
Seriously Hooked

USA
633 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2004 :  10:43:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit franna724's Homepage Send franna724 a Private Message
For my next baby, I'm going to knit some plain washcloths. That would come in so handy, since, let's face it, kids are messy LOL

The little store bought ones just don't hold up well through numerous washings. Maybe this is a good idea?
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triciarn
Warming Up

USA
60 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2004 :  5:02:33 PM  Show Profile Send triciarn a Private Message
http://www.littleturtleknits.com/patterns.htm Scroll down to the braided hat pattern. The smallest size fits up to 18 months and SUPER easy to do even if you do not know how to cable. I am working on my 3rd hat. Her pattern comes in a pdf.

Congratulations!!
Tricia
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SR5Rfan
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USA
1232 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2004 :  5:10:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit SR5Rfan's Homepage Send SR5Rfan a Private Message
I like the blanket idea, too. For some reason, I'm picturing something in purple.... Every child could use a cuddly security blanket! Especially one knit with love.

Beth
"I never met a piece of chocolate I didn't like."
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Elizabeth
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USA
1557 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2004 :  8:05:51 PM  Show Profile Send Elizabeth a Private Message
Having knit swaters, booties, onesies, socks and hats for my baby nephews, the blanket was the biggest hit with the mom. I made it out of washable cotton, and that blanket goes everywhere the baby goes.

"If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible." --Soren Kierkegaard
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Wen
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Australia
3244 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2004 :  6:50:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message
The knitted items I got the best use of for my kids were the hats, one that was knitted for a one year old was still in use when they turned 4! Now with the younger one turning 3 (he has a bigger head) I am returning it to Tam (who made it) for her next one.

Wen

2004 stats: 22 FO, 8 WIP, 5 frogpond.
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VioletB
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
372 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2004 :  10:42:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit VioletB's Homepage Send VioletB a Private Message
I would have to agree with the blanket and/or the washclothes. Both are very useful and will always come in handy. Once they arrive with their new addition, then a sweater or a hat would be a very good idea.

Violet

I try to take one day at a time -- but sometimes several days attack me at
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Yussie
New Pal

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2004 :  4:07:53 PM  Show Profile Send Yussie a Private Message
I made the most adorable baby booties from a pattern on the DIYNetwork.com site. They are called Ugg Booties and the pattern was created by Candi Jensen.

Made from the Berroco Suede and Sirdar Snowflake for the fuzzy trim made them look EXACTLY like an Ugg Boot.

Super easy pattern and done on straight needles. The booties can be knitted in one evening.

Okay...how is THIS for a FIRST POST?? I'm so excited to have found this site!!
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