Saturday, April 14, 2007

I need some knitterly advice

So my very best friend (we shall call her S) that I have known for almost 20 years found out she is pregnant about a month ago. I know it happens every day right? no big deal, right? WRONG! First of all, my friend really did not think she could get pregnant. Second, my friend resolved that she would never have any children. Third, when she went for an ultrasound to see how far along she is she found out she is having twins! We know they will not be identical (they have separate sacs) but do not know their sexes. Y'all know I love knitting for babies so I can't wait to start on "operation twin knits." I called her yesterday to ask about colors and she said she would prefer baby colors for their baby blanket. She has a warped sense of humor and after I asked her if she would mind some cute knitted twinsy sweaters she said "hell yeah!" then commenced to tell me the 'names' has picked out....Darryl and Darryl and a few rhyming pairs that I can't remember...hopefully she kids, or we will just convince the dad to sign the birth certificates while she is not looking!

So my knitter friends..I have until November to knit up some twinsy goodness...I need some pattern suggestions- I want to make them each a blanket and a sweater maybe a little stuffie if I can get around to it. I prefer to work blankets in sections then stitch them together... I also want them to be the same pattern using a different color combo for each.

5 comments:

The Steph said...

Three words: Mason Dixon Knitting. Get the book. It's a good one. :)

The Steph said...

Ok--Nevermind. Just saw your previous post. You have the book already. haha

Andrea said...

Check out Berroco.com for baby stuff. http://www.berroco.com/item_fr/fr_children.html There's also this cool book called itty, bitty hats. I have a copy. Love it. You can also google free knitting patterns on google for baby stuff. I also have the 365 calendar of stitches. I usually just pick a pattern or two out and design my own blanket. If you need demensions or how many stitches to cast on let me know. You have my email.=)

Andrea

Katie said...

I'm loving the sunshine sweater! Thanks again for the pattern.

As for baby knits - I had a great time making the sweet pea sweater by Kate Gilbert. The pattern can be found as a free download on the IK site. I knit the sweater in green; for twins it might look cute in two different shades of green.

I haven't made any baby blankets, but a nice idea might even be to put a strip of the leaf pattern (from the sweater) down one side of a baby blanket...

Yarn It said...

Hey Amanda -

I received the pretty squares you knit for Jennifer. I appreciate it sooooo much. I know time is limited and I thank you for taking the time in helping our friends out!