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#1 *Lena*

Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

I really want a knitted/crochet going home outfit/dress etc for my daughter but I can't find one that isn't going to cost me a fortune anywhere. Money is a little tight so I don't want to spend much but would like a keepsake to give to her when she starts to have children. Anyone have any idea where I can find one online?

#2 HRH Countrymel

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

I'd seek out your local branch of the CWA and ask there.

Otherwise weekend markets are a good place to look.

Alternatively is there a wool shop in your town? Ask there.

#3 *Lena*

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

I live in a small country town so no. We don't even have a big w, kmart, target or anything like that. Just 1 iga.

#4 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

Another suggestion- call a couple of opshops, sometimes elderly ladies make them as a hobby and donate to opshops.

#5 SuezS

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

On facebook there is a group called "Buy and sell handmade seconds" You could ask in there.  Also on the website "Ravelry"  you could post in a group (not sure which one though??) and ask if anyone has a second hand one to sell.  

#6 OneProudMum

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

Hi Lena... I can hook you up with someone on ebay who can make anything!

#7 HRH Countrymel

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:21 PM

QUOTE (*Lena* @ 12/04/2012, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I live in a small country town so no. We don't even have a big w, kmart, target or anything like that. Just 1 iga.

Hah! I live in a small country town too! We don't have any of those either but we have TWO IGA's (the 'big' one and the little one!!) a craft shop, weekend market and an active CWA! Hence the flavour of my post!

Good luck...
Check out etsy...

#8 SofaSpud

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

Your local hospital may have a volunteer group which often sell crocheted things to fund raise. I bought a lovely matching cardigan, beanie and booties from ours for $20.

I'll also second etsy

#9 Apageintime

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

have you tried esy?

You should be able to find someone on there that can whip you up one.

#10 chocolatecrackle

Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

You could try making something yourself.  I made a quick hat for my DS just before I went into hospital, as well as the other going-home items I knitted.

It turned out that they were all too big so he never got to use them as a going-home outfit sad.gif

The problem with handmade things is, once you factor in the cost of the materials, let alone the time to make, it's getting pretty expensive - which is why it can be hard to find something nice at a reasonable price.

However, if you have the time and a little bit of patience, knitting and crochet is pretty easy.  Ravelry has lots of great, free patterns, and lots of help and tips for a beginner, if you want something simple.  Maybe http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ribbed-baby-jacket?  And you can get some nice, fun yarn from Lincraft, like http://lincraft.cart.net.au/cat/2080390.html.  Of course, if you want something more traditional, like http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2241/225275...844917772_m.jpg, you're probably better off with the CWA/etsy.

#11 Franni

Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

this is the cheapest I have seen for that sort of thing - I have bought other things off her and found them fantastic

#12 Franni

Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

weird double post

Edited by Franni, 12 April 2012 - 05:56 PM.

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