Originally Posted by rainbownurse
my only worry with crocheting my covers is how to make them waterproof?
They'd have to be wool...and then lanolized!
Originally Posted by talldarkeyes
Kalista, what is your night diaper routine? Could you also post the mods for the drawstring? What yarn did you use? The pattern maker said not to use 100% wool but how do you lanolize with a blend and does it even work as well?
Our night time and day time routine are the same. Motherease one size fitteds (or a pre-fold if it's getting close to laundry day and we're running low) and a wool cover. I usually like to use our woolybottom covers at night because they are bulletproof but the hand knitted ones work really well too.
For the drawstring mods: I skip the fancy ribbing she does and do a basic 2x2 k/p rib.
On the 8th round: *K2, P2Tog, YO* repeat to the end of the round
Continue in 2x2 ribbing for another inch or so.
(I like a pretty high rise so you could definitely alter it to fit your liking!)
I've always used 100% wool because I know it works the best. I've heard that as long as it's 70% or more wool, it will work but I haven't tested that.
Originally Posted by wrenmoon
I've been eyeing the curly purly pattern for awhile, I really think I just want the yarn with that long color run! My mom just gave me a ton of OLD wool yarn skeins (79 cents for 4 oz) that had been donated to her care agency and so I have lots of wool to play with in colors I don't love love but will make fine diaper covers. I might even venture into the felted ones this time.
Three cheers for second trimester and getting something done! (And much support for those who are almost there! )
That's yarn she used is gorgeous, eh? I would love to dye some like that but can't figure out how to make it work...and am afraid to mess up because its so expensive to buy wool around here!
I've made felted longies and soakers out of felted sweaters...here's the tutorial if anyone is interested! It's super easy!!!
I've finally cast on my first project for the baby! I'm so excited to get all those tiny clothes made!!