Thursday, April 28, 2011
Knit: Wool Soakers
There is a lot of knitting going on around here lately. Maybe it is a side effect of nesting? Well, I am just finishing up my third soaker and loving every minute of it!
The first soaker I made was the WHW Diaper Wrap, a free pattern on Ravelry.
Then I made some stripey shorties for dear Helen to run about in this summer. The pattern for Itchy Fingers Longies, also free on Ravelry, really was a totally new experience for me! I have never measured and custom fit a knit item before, and between measuring my wiggly little girl and trying to complete the mind numbing mathematics calculations, I was really wondering whether or not they would actually turn out! But, they did!
Finally, I purchased the well reviewed Vanilla pattern off of Ravelry and sat down to knit this new little girl a precious purply soaker with lovely yarn hand-dyed by a friend in my online knitting mommies group.
I had one of the most common problems with the pattern - It turned out HUGE! What should have been a size small ending up so large that it fit Helen with room to spare! Heading into another attempt at a small soaker from this pattern, I plan to decrease my needle size and think SMALL! And, yes... those are the ends hanging out - I do hate to sew in ends!
There are more photos on my Ravelry pages: Purply Vanilla & Purple Stripe Shorties.
If you are interested in finding out more about wool Diaper covers, check out my research post.