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post #41 of 48
Melaniee! Is that you?? If so, we've been missing you are SP. You should stop by and say hello!

We live in a cold area (bitterly cold tonight!!) so we do a combination of wool and cotton depending on the weather and level of activity. The $ thing was one of the big reasons I started to knit! Thankfully a little wool goes a long way. We wear all natural fibers as synthetics don't work for my family for a variety of reasons.

My itchy wool hating, very sensitive, little one *loves* his baby alpaca wool sweater, no itch!

On the subject of snow pants, my kids have snow pants made by a mama from our local Waldorf school. They are thick fulled wool on the outside with organic cotton lining! The kids wear warm layers underneath. They are really beautiful and they work great! They are also machine washable and dry-able, a big plus. They can be worn as just over-alls in cool sans snow weather.
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Hi AM!
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by AutumnMelody View Post
Melaniee! Is that you?? If so, we've been missing you are SP. You should stop by and say hello!

We live in a cold area (bitterly cold tonight!!) so we do a combination of wool and cotton depending on the weather and level of activity. The $ thing was one of the big reasons I started to knit! Thankfully a little wool goes a long way. We wear all natural fibers as synthetics don't work for my family for a variety of reasons.

My itchy wool hating, very sensitive, little one *loves* his baby alpaca wool sweater, no itch!

On the subject of snow pants, my kids have snow pants made by a mama from our local Waldorf school. They are thick fulled wool on the outside with organic cotton lining! The kids wear warm layers underneath. They are really beautiful and they work great! They are also machine washable and dry-able, a big plus. They can be worn as just over-alls in cool sans snow weather.
wow how can we get snow pants like that?!?!?!
post #44 of 48
That is what I started to make DD this winter, but ran out of time. I'm going to make some that should fit for the next couple of years, for both girls. I'm making them from recycled sweaters that I felt in the washer and dryer.
post #45 of 48
My daughter makes mittens out of recycled sweaters. Useful items, and pretty easy to find in thrift shops.
post #46 of 48
I made DDs winter coat from last year out of a wool blanket I found at the thrift store. They are so cheap ($5-10), and are just a huge piece of thick wool fabric! I was fortunate enough to find one in a beautiful robin's egg blue. I lined it with a creamy-white wool from a wool coat I took apart. When I make another one, I'll line it with something more slippery, as I always had to really work to get DDs sleeves to slide through rather than ride up to her armpits! Oh, and I also started to make her snowpants, but I didn't finish them, as she was too young to play in the snow anyways.
post #47 of 48
I try to dress my kids in more natural fibers like cotton and wool because it's better for their skin and I personally like the feel better than some artificial stuff. We actually find a TON of stuff in consignment shops. I found a 100%lambswool zip up hoodie sweater for my older daughter from Abercrombie that someone felted by accident last year and with just rolling the sleeves once it was perfect. It's supertrendy and she adores it and it's natural fibers and a gorgeous butter yellow color. I learned to knit so I could make things for both my kids without breaking the bank. Instead of a $50-60 pair of longies for the baby, I make them for $5-10. They actually have a bunch of hanna clothing from a nearby consignment shop. The baby has 4 hanna dresses that cost less than half the price of one new and they are in excellent condition. So it's all a matter of finding the good deals. Sometimes you can, sometimes you can't. But we do try to avoid logos and characters and stick with cotton and wool fibers. My kids seem happier and more comfy in them anyway.
post #48 of 48
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wow how can we get snow pants like that?!?!?!
yeah seriously. anyone know of a sewing pattern out there? I'm not a great sewer but I could follow directions well! I actually knit a TON better than I sew!
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