Tuesday, January 27, 2009

When Pampers just won't cut it for a knitter...

So as March draws closer, and "nesting" becomes more pronounced, of course wool diaper covers and soakers are moved to the top of the list to finish. I have been busy knitting up and felting and then knitting up more with different techniques (i.e. incorporating short rows!) these little wool diaper covers! Of course, without having a baby here to try these out on I'm needing to just assume that the measurements I can find for regular Bummis covers etc, give an accurate range of sizes. We'll see...

Unfortunately while designing felted items there is quite a bit more work needed since felted items can't be reversed! I am hoping to have 3-4 sizes soon from newborn to 30-40lbs. The new born version shown above does not incorporate the short rows, and may once I see tonight how the small and medium turn out with the short rows on the leg opening (more may need to be incorporated in the actual diaper itself for more holding room... I hear everything just gets bigger and messier the larger the diaper and baby and more room is needed...

1 comment:

saharablue said...

These are so beautiful, Kathryn -- you almost hate to use them :) Lucky baby!