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Old 11-09-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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i wanna see!  i bet they're really funky! smile.gif


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I should take photos of the wool soakers my mom made me from ugly 70s era wool sweaters. I know they will work great, but, uh, they are particularly aesthetically pleasing. My baby will look like a hipster in his ironic 70s sweater soakers. twins.gif



Hey, who knows, your baby might start a new trend!  I'd love to see them, now I'm curious!


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Hee hee hee, glad to hear I'm not the only one sewing bands inside out.  :) 

 

As for the thread, I normally use polyester, so it didn't throw me.  I like that it's more resistant than cotton.  I'm using a 90/14 ballpoint needle, if that's any help.  Seems to be working fine.

 

Oh, another tip (uses more thread but...): I sew the two layers of the leg and waist bands closed before sewing each to the main part of the underwear (instead of trying to sew three layers together).  It has made things soooo much easier!  Does that make sense?

 


Oh, thanks!  Here's a little more excitement to my adventures in wool covers.....I went to Goodwill with my 2 yr old son today to look for more wool sweaters and while we were there the store was robbed at gun point!!  Thankfully, no one was hurt and the guy ran off.  All I saw was the guy running away.  We all got locked in the store and had to wait for the police so we could show our IDs and give statements/phone numbers, etc.  I had found 2 huge sweaters but no one was allowed to check out so I had to put them back.  My son was quite entertained by all the police cars, helicopters, and police dogs outside the store.  I kind of stayed away from the drama so he wouldn't get scared and I don't think he even has a clue that anything happened.  I'm actually pretty unphased by the whole thing, but it was still a bit more than I bargained for this morning!!
 

 

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Holy cow, that was quite the adventure!!  Who would rob a Goodwill, though??  Bizarre...  Sorry you couldn't get your hands on those two sweaters, it's so much fun when you find XXL wool sweaters!!  I showed my covers to a friend with a 2 month old, and she begged me to give her sewing lessons next week!  Who would've thunk!! 

 

Well, I hope you can find some time to go back and grab those sweaters... Oh, and post some pics, I would love to see your handiwork!  Happy sewing!


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wow, that's gotta get your heart racing!  i'm glad you guys were ok!

 

i agree- why rob the goodwill?


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I've knitted these covers for LO. A couple girly just in case :) Sorry for the pic overload innocent.gif

 

My first knitted project (lots of errors but baby won't care :lol ) NB Sized

 

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More NB sizes

 

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Smalls

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Beautiful MommytoanAngel!  Can I ask what yarn and colorways you used on the 1st, 2nd and 5th pictures?


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Might as well add the 3rd and 4th for me, please?  lol


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Mommy2anangel - Those are amazing!!  So beautiful... I can't believe they were your first knitting projects, they seem perfect!


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Mommy2anangel - Those are amazing!!  So beautiful... I can't believe they were your first knitting projects, they seem perfect!



Thank you!!! love.gif I frogged and re knitted that first one too many times! Lol.

 

Sarah and Conchobar, the colorways are

 

1. Unknown colorway that I bought from a mama on hyenacart.com

2. Mosaic Moon chocolate lollipop

3. The colorway is sweethearts or something like that, I can't remember who the dyer was redface.gif

4. Body is gaia bulky yarn and the trim is dashing dachs horsie 

5. Lots of Scraps from Family roots 

6. Mosaic Moon girly owl 


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