Very nice LightForest!! Any LO will look extra ADORABLE in that romper!
Calling all Crafters (and wanna-be crafters)!!! What are you making for you/baby??? - Page 8
A cardigan I finished last week (still needs buttons) and a wool diaper cover I finished today. The wool cover was very easy and fast - can't wait to cast on for another one. I think the leg openings are a bit big, but I really don't know how big baby thighs are... I ended up using a washable 100% merino wool for both. I asked around, and I can lanolize washable wool, so that's not an issue, and it makes the sweater washable. My next one will be non-washable wool (and orange!!)
sami, i love those hats! i only ended up knitting one hat for my little guy - you're tempting me to make a few more but i think i need to finish off one last sweater first! all i have to do is finish one last side seam, sew in the ends, block, and sew on buttons. those finishing touches are always hardest for me!
scruffy: awesome sweater and soaker! :) i don't think you should worry about the legs being too small as long as the soaker is really newborn size. newborns do have teensy legs. that said, when you make the next one, i don't think you should worry about making the legs a little "too" big. bigger leg holes honestly makes it easier to reach in and feel if baby's wet (much easier than feeling from the top/waistband, for me at least). the one trick is just to make sure the legs openings of your diaper are tight and secure. now that my baby's here, i'm slowly remembering a few of the little tricks for doing this with flats (you're using flats, right?). the main tip that i can share for tight legs on a flat fold (i do the origami fold) is to sort of pull the diaper around baby's leg in two or three pleats (that's the best way i can think of to explain it... it's like you're pleating the dough to close a calzone or something...). then when you snappi or pin the diaper on it helps to pull the side "wings" of the diaper down diagonally toward babys groin (not horizontally across the waist). and get that snappi tight! i've been going coverless and using the knit soakers at night. i have some nice velcro PUL covers but they'd rub his cord stump, so i'm waiting to use those. the knit soaker is so soft and breathable that i feel fine pulling it up over the cord stump.