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strandedgirl
New Pal

USA
38 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2014 :  06:46:33 AM  Show Profile Send strandedgirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am getting my "go bag" ready for when I go into labor(which could happen any day). Of course the first thing I packed was my knitting. So far I have a pair of socks wip, a lovely lace top pattern and yarn, and a baby sweater pattern and yarn. I figure I will wait and see how I feel and how complicating I want my project to be. Maybe I am a little too obsessive, since my knitting is taking up the majority of my bag...

My name is Michelle, and I'm a yarnaholic.

purlthis
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USA
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Posted - 06/20/2014 :  5:34:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knitting was about last on my list when I was in labor. Lol

Rachel
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mertle
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Posted - 06/21/2014 :  03:56:46 AM  Show Profile Send mertle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
First baby?

IF you feel like knitting at all during labor, something simple and relaxing could be a good thing. You need something you can drop whenever you need to. Labor pains won't wait for you to get to a good stopping place in your pattern.

Best wishes to you and yours!

Marilyn
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strandedgirl
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 06/21/2014 :  9:18:56 PM  Show Profile Send strandedgirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes Marilyn, my first baby. I would think that labor would realize the importance of a good stopping point, but alas I think you are right :).

My name is Michelle, and I'm a yarnaholic.
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azblueskies
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Posted - 06/23/2014 :  07:27:53 AM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I took a pineapple pattern crochet tablecloth to the hospital with me when my first was born (it was about half-way finished at that time). Took me another 4 years to finish it...just before my second was born. Then several years later, one of the kids cut into it when they were cutting paper on the table. Memories

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Lynne604
Warming Up

USA
55 Posts

Posted - 06/23/2014 :  07:42:30 AM  Show Profile Send Lynne604 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My daughter had her first child a year ago. The knitting project she brought along never left its bag. She was in too much pain before and too woozy after, and then it was time to go home!

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anderknit
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Posted - 06/23/2014 :  07:57:00 AM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yah, it was a long time ago when I had my kids, but really, I can't imagine knitting during labor or after delivery... like, for 5 years after delivery.
But as they say, "Your mileage may vary."

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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Luann
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Posted - 06/24/2014 :  2:37:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The night before I started labor I decided I absolutely had to make a hat for the baby to wear home from the hospital (it was January in Boston, and very cold, and I was in nesting mode!) I was about 5 rows from the end when I fell asleep. The next morning I was awakened by my contractions and spent the day in labor. I tossed the almost-done hat in my bag as we left for the hospital. I forgot all about it until it was time to leave several days later. Made Mr. Luann sit and wait while I finished it off so the baby could wear it home.

My knitting is my security blanket, I don't like to leave home without it, even when it's highly likely I won't get a chance to touch it. So bring what makes you feel good, knowing you might not knit a stitch. Wishing you an easy labor!

Knit and let knit!
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strandedgirl
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USA
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Posted - 06/25/2014 :  12:22:18 PM  Show Profile Send strandedgirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the advise ladies, and for sharing your memories with me! I know I have a 50/50 chance of having an easy labor, or a labor from hell. I figure I have to plan for both and have something ready to distract me. There is a good chance that I won't even touch it, but I want it there just in case. I did decide though to just bring the charity hats that I can knit by heart. No sense in trying to figure out a new pattern while I am trying to concentrate on other more pressing matters.

My name is Michelle, and I'm a yarnaholic.
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emmyc
Chatty Knitter

USA
196 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2014 :  08:35:18 AM  Show Profile Send emmyc a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A nice simple knit is almost like meditation which can be useful! I didn't think to bring knitting for my first and boy was that a mistake!


emmyc
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strandedgirl
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USA
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Posted - 07/26/2014 :  7:46:16 PM  Show Profile Send strandedgirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It is done and she is here! And I have a lovely pair of socks to show for my 27 hours of labor :). There was quite a bit of start and stop, but everything was finished eventually. Thanks all for the advice and support!

My name is Michelle, and I'm a yarnaholic.
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eldergirl
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Posted - 07/26/2014 :  10:32:25 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hey Michelle! Congratulations on a successful birthing, and yay for your new daughter!

So glad everything went well.

Anna

Life is beautiful.
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Jane
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USA
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Posted - 07/27/2014 :  03:27:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulations Michelle!

Jane

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emmyc
Chatty Knitter

USA
196 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2014 :  04:55:46 AM  Show Profile Send emmyc a Private Message  Reply with Quote
congrats!

emmyc
winchester ma
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Ceil
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Posted - 07/27/2014 :  07:15:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've never had children, but almost 22 years ago, my husband died of cancer and was in home hospice for 5 1/2 months. I wove for a while (hadn't thought of knitting yet), and when that became too taxing on the brain towards the end, I resorted to spinning yarn on my wheel. That was as much as my brain could take! (Not that you're going to take a spinning wheel to the hospital!) Certainly go prepared, but don't get on yourself if nothing moves on your knit list. One moment at a time! Enjoy the new baby when it comes!

Ceil
(Ravelry: ceilr)
Time is never a factor when joy is involved.
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robinstephanie
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Posted - 07/27/2014 :  10:28:29 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey, Congratulations, Michelle! Those will always be some super special socks!



Robinsteph

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noallatin
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Posted - 07/28/2014 :  05:27:48 AM  Show Profile Send noallatin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulations, Michelle.
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dschmidt
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Posted - 07/29/2014 :  04:00:25 AM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulations, Michelle!

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Sloknitr
Warming Up

USA
50 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2014 :  09:53:50 AM  Show Profile Send Sloknitr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats!!!
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grandmasally
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USA
3 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2014 :  09:05:44 AM  Show Profile Send grandmasally a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats, Michelle. Knitting was my salvation as I cared for my husband who had alzheimer's disease. It calmed my nerves and gave me a bit of distraction. Now that he's gone, knitting has kept me going while grieving. It has also helped me focus on the future. I can not tally up all the started projects! :-) I definitely give knitting and my knitting friends most of the credit for my sanity.
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Ceil
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Posted - 08/11/2014 :  10:06:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats on your baby girl!

Ceil
(Ravelry: ceilr)
Time is never a factor when joy is involved.
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