Picking The Ideal Knit Pattern According To Age

by Guest on February 15, 2012

It is thrilling to discover that a baby is on the way. Several things have to be done to get ready such as getting the layette ready. Knitters can save themselves a tidy sum of money by knitting some of these items rather than buying them. Knitted items are also more unique gift to give to a mother to be compared to store bought items. It will be necessary to find patterns and these have to be specific childrens knitting patterns.

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing babies knitting patterns. One of them is fiber content. For young babies, the best choices are washable wool and cotton. These are easy to clean compared to other choices available such as silk and cashmere.

Baby clothes are often being washed and knitted items should also be easy to launder along with the rest of the clothes. Staining is common and the knitted item should be able to take stain treatments without getting damaged or needing special cleaning. An item that is too much work to clean will hardly ever be used. This does not mean that an exclusive item like a hand wash cashmere or alpaca receiving blanket or shawl cannot be made.

Bear in mind also the sensitivity of baby skin. Only the softest yarn should be used. It would be unfortunate to take the time and trouble to knit an item only for it to cause a baby discomfort and even itchiness because of its rough texture.

It is also important that knitted clothes are easy to put on and remove if they go over the head such as sweaters and knitted dresses. One can opt for V-neck designs or cardigans that are buttoned down rather than being worn over the head. Sweaters head openings can be made larger with buttons or press studs at the shoulders.

Garment construction is also important. Long ties like ribbons should be avoided. They can get caught and pulled on and it can be dangerous if a baby gets caught with a ribbon around their neck. Buttons should be fastened tightly so little hands cannot pull them off, put them in the mouth and be at risk of chocking. Zippers are a better choice. Also to be avoided are fabrics with small holes like lace and netting. Fasteners with small holes like eyelets should also be avoided. It is easy for small fingers to get caught in the holes. However, these can be used decoratively on items like blankets and shawls.

Bearing in mind all these factors, select the items you will knit. Try and do a bit of the everyday items of clothing like sweaters, booties and mittens and some singular or heirloom items such as unique blanket and shawls.

You can then seek out the knitting patterns for babies in several places. You can download them at no cost from the internet and you can also find them in knitting magazines and books. Most patterns will have useful instructions. The items you are knitting may be for yourself or for one who is getting ready to welcome their bundle of the joy. The time and concentration it takes to knit items rather than pick them up from a store is a gift that is straight from the gift.

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A Red Hat Gathering Calls For Fun Party Games

by Guest on February 15, 2012

For an exciting Red Hat Party have a variety of Red Hat theme party games and activities for all guests. Red hat parties generally consist of older females so various sit down activities are generally appropriate.

Red Hat B.I.N.G.O. Red Hat B.I.N.G.O. can easily be played with Red Hat images such as hats, boas, shoes, dresses, and other accessories in the squares spaces on the cards. List each item that appears on the cards on small strips of paper or on ping-pong balls.

Red Hat Number Guess: This game is played by placing a large red hat with a variety of numbers under it. Be sure that the Red Hatters know not to look under the bowl beforehand (write do not touch in big and bold letters on the bowl with a piece of paper). Once everyone has settled in, give a sheet of paper, and pencil to all the Red Hatters. The host will have the guests at the Red Hat party write down the numbers they think are in the bowl. Give each table a clue as to what they think is underneath the bowl. For example, one table could have oven mitts in the bowl to the Queen Mother can say that the bowl contains something that is found in the kitchen. The winner is the guest at the party that guesses what has been placed under the hat. If no Red Hatters guess what is underneath the bowl then offer the prize to someone who truly wants or needs.

Who Bought What?: This game is played by having all of the guests bring a receipt to the party and put it in a hat. Have all the red hatters write their names on the back of receipt. After the guests have arrived they will put their receipts in a hat with their name on their specific receipt. To start the game, the Queen Mother reads the grocery list to the rest of the Red Hatters and they must guess who may have purchased the items. This is a great way to get to know fellow members and see what people should be or should not be eating (kidding). The first player to shout out the name or raise their hand first and calls out the correct name earns a point of party favor.

Red Hat Party Games and Printables are perfect entertainment sources for those who want to have some good old fashion fun with friends.

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