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post #21 of 44
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http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips

There's a video of kitchener there (scroll down to finishing techniques)
I knew it was going to be simple but I still feel like a dork. lol
Thanks for your help. That video is really great!
post #22 of 44
someone along the line asked how I am making the breastpads. I plan on making them pie-piece shaped, rather than round, from scraps I have from making the diapers. I plan on having 3 layers, 1 fleece for up against my bod, 1 microfiber middle, and flannel on the outside. Figure it works for diapers, should work for boobie-drip-catchers. :

I made about 20 wipes from fleece- not flannel yesterday (Also from leftover bits from diaper making) 6in x7in rectangles, just cut, no edging or anything.... I had some fleece wipes for dd and liked those the best, felt like they cleaned up messy messes better than anything, JMO tho.

I would love to make some knitted soakers- but I haven't even finished the hat I started shortly after finding out he was a *he* -a good, oh, what, 15 weeks or so ago?
Can you use any ol wool? Obviously non scratchy would be best, but aside from that?
post #23 of 44
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How are you making your breast pads? Like, what size and how many layers? Are you using flannel? It occured to me that I dont' have any, and probably should. There is another sale on flannel at Joann's coming up so I may go take advantage of it. I'm also considering making some mama cloth, though I'm debating about including a waterproof layer. I don't think I can find PUL in a store here, and buying online and paying for shipping would be expensive. Normally my periods are light enough that I wouldn't need a waterproof layer, but lochia is bound to be different, at least at first, right?
OK - here is the original post about the breast pads Sorry for the sorta double post. I haven't really worked out how big to make them- I'm a a/b cup right now, and might hit c with a full tank o milk, LOL, based on that - maybe 4in across, and 4in high at the top of the triangle? I will work that out prolly tomorrow night.

As far as PUL goes, I have heard that they have PUL at Hancocks now, so if you have a Hancocks close, you could try there.... I would def include a pul layer or some sort of waterproof-ness! I don't have heavy periods either, and after birth was TOTALLY different.
post #24 of 44
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Thanks kellykins. For soakers the only kind of wool I know you can't use is superwash. Something about the processing it has gone through kills some of the necessary properties. I think just about any other wool yarn will do, aside from blends that are mostly not wool, but you probably knew that.
post #25 of 44
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Originally Posted by Casha'sMommy View Post
I knew it was going to be simple but I still feel like a dork. lol
Thanks for your help. That video is really great!
I've had to look up that video so many times! I always forget how to kitchener in between projects. Actually I look up that whole website frequently, whenever there's a technique I'm not sure of. It's a good one to keep bookmarked.
post #26 of 44
I have to watch the video every time too .
post #27 of 44
Aurora- Can you tell me what "gauge" yarn it is you use for that pimp my longies pattern? I am bound n determined to finish baby's hat (taking forever for some reason!!) and make him at least a shorties before he gets here....
post #28 of 44
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Just finished the last bits of 3 newborn soakers tonight. I love only working part time and not going to school!
post #29 of 44
Angel- you may have said this already so 'scuse me but what pattern are you using? Those are soo cute!
post #30 of 44
Thread Starter 
It's the Hybrid Rib Soaker from Little Turtle Knits. Kinda pricy, yes, but I've used it so many times already, and it had a lot of functional features the free patterns didn't.
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post #32 of 44
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OMG that is gorgeous! Where did you find the pattern?
post #33 of 44
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That hat looks so snuggly!
post #34 of 44
I wanted to make all kinds of stuff for this baby and ended up sidetracked with my husbands four month long job search and living with my parents with all of our stuff in storage for that whole time. We finally got settled into our own place last month and I have kinda run out of time.
The only thing I have made is a pouch sling. I had a ring sling with my first son but had problems with having enormous boobs and the rings digging into them no matter how I wore it. So this time I made a pouch sling to avoid that problem. It was soooo easy to make!! I am going to make up a few out of different fabrics. I am also planning on making a mai tei but haven't gotten started on it yet.
I wanted to make my own all in one or pocket cloth diapers but I have definately run out of time to do that. I have never made them before and it seems pretty time consuming. We still have some left from DS1 that will fit once DS2 is a few weeks old and I will probably just buy some more. It seems like between the cost of materials and the time involved to make them, I would be just as well off to buy some.
post #35 of 44
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baby alpaca cap
OMG that is gorgeous! Where did you find the pattern?
it's free on Ravelry - the Aviatrix baby hat (or here)

it's a really fun, quick knit!
post #36 of 44
Thank you so much for the link!! It's so cute.
post #37 of 44
I know! I'm tempted to make another one even. . .
have to finish all the boring stuff like breast pads & mama pads and tie-on diapers first.
Btw - I've been doing my breastpad with ovals of old (soft, fine) lambswool sweaters with a couple flannel layers. I found the wool did the best stay-dry, yet breathable job last time (much like the wool soakers ) and you can just rub some lanolin straight into them and they feel soooo nice on.
post #38 of 44
Thread Starter 
A couple more FOs to share

Adorable pointy hat! It's being modeled by one of my cereal bowls.

And less exciting, a couple more burp cloths. I found a large piece of flannel in my stash I had forgotten about.

I still have lots of projects in the almost done pile.
post #39 of 44
so inspiring! These are all awesome! I really want a sewing machine!!
post #40 of 44
I started on a pr of the Pimp My Longies after finally finishing baby's hat (nothing to write home about--just a kool-aid dyed blue basic roll brim hat) using leftover yarn- and realized I barely have enough to make the cuffs of the top and bottom with the matching yarn.... DOH!
I still need to make the boring stuff like breast pads, too, and still have yet to try making an AIO diaper or two...
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