Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yarn Along

wool diaper covers

probably my most favorite yarn EVER
I was able to almost complete 4 wool diaper covers this past week. I have been having a heck of a time adding the ribbing on the legs. I am suppose to pick 30 odd stitches and do 6 rows of k1p1 ribbing, but it seems to make such wee tiny leg holes, I am not sure if I am doing it correctly. Ah well, I am not in a hurry.
I have made this wool soaker before when Fiona was a wee babe, and I guess I never did do the ribbing around the legs, it just doesn't look right with out it. And this yarn! Oh this yarn is delicious! I wish I had a million dollars to spend on it because it is so soft, and easy peasy to work with. I actually have more left than I first thought, so I might make two more soakers one using both pinks and another using blue and green.
I have been NOT reading 8 books on parenting and breastfeeding like I should be doing. As always when I am in a weird place I pull out my copy of "The Mother Trip" by Ariel Gore and just fill up my soul with HipMama awesomeness, wise words, and beautifulness. I love reading her just like I love reading Barbara Kingsolver's essay books "High Tide in Tucson" and "Small Wonder". Which makes me think... maybe I should re-read "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle", or maybe I should just dive into my big old stack of school related books. haha
pretty flower

10 comments:

karen said...

Maybe the leg opening it small so nothing leaks? Good luck! I love when I'm not reading anything and I get to pick a book out!

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

All you can do is pick up those stitches and see how it goes; since they're ribbed, they will be stretchy. :) So nice to have so many different colors...

Lori ann said...

so sweet, love the colorful diaper covers, and i would love to try that bramble berry yarn too!

Sarah said...

OH! I was just thinking about knitting wool soakers but this is how clueless I am - are they actually able to be used in place of other diaper covers with prefold diapers? For three years with my three kiddos I have used prefolds with PUL Thirsties diaper covers (which I do love as an overall system so far). I was trying to research online yesterday and what I read suggested that is the case but I couldn't really find anything that says so definitively. Yours are beautiful!

I also love Barbara Kingsolver and re-skim Animal, Vegetable, Miracle on a regular basis. I have a couple of her fiction works on my shelf waiting for "just the right time."

momto5 said...

@Sarah... YES you can totally use wool overs over prefolds, obviously you will have to pin them in some way, you can't just lay them in the cover like with the wrap covers, although i have seen a couple wool covers that don't slip on like pants but actually have a closure like a wrap cover, so my guess would be you could use them in a similar fashion. personally i love wool covers. i have even seen people make them with old sweaters! how cool is that.

Valerie Beattie said...

I never did get around to knitting soakers, so well done you :) I have seen the old sweater ones too, which is very clever.
Valerie @ http://vlbeattie.typepad.com/a_mormon_mama/

Sarah said...

Awesome!! Thanks so much for answering my burning question - I use a Snappi with my prefolds so that they stay in place with my active kids, so wool soakers will be really fun to explore!

Paula said...

What beautiful colors! So nice to be working with yarns you love, isn't it?!

lieslmade said...

What sweet soakers! That yarn really does look lovely.

I loved Animal, Vegetable Miracle. And The Poisonwood Bible was so great (well, the first three quarters or so of it, the last leg was a little... meh. I tried to get into her most recent novel but just couldn't.)

Mistea said...

Pretty colours. The yarn does look delicious.
Enjoy reading.