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http://www.tickleturdle.com/

What do you think?? Looks cool!!
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It's beautiful and looks super-cozy...but I have to wonder about it stretching out over time.. I read on the size page how she makes it very snug, to allow for stretching. But I would imagine that over several months of serious wear, it would strech "out", so as to be inpractical.

If I had a small enough child to sling, I'd knit one myself and give it a try.
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What do you think??
I think... when does the class start? LOL!

I was thinking few days ago about whether a knit pouch would work. Wondering about the stretch factor mainly...

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You'd have to wash it relatively often to help it keep its shape.
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Looks easier for me to make than a soaker :
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Hmm, interesting.

I like FAST projects though.

Soaker shorts are my limit in size of project
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I think... when does the class start? LOL!
Oh, it's not my project Amy, just something from one of the mamas on the wool soaker group egroup.
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Oh, I know... I was joking, silly!

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So cool!

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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It would also take a long time to make, as it would have to be knit on very small needles to keep the fabric from being too open.
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Oh, bet it's super comfy! But I agree on the stretching... might be a problem. Hmmm... did she use a knitting machine or by hand? This would take *forever* by hand!

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The first 2 pics of the link don't work for me but the one with mama and toddler modeling the sling works. And I have to say what a lovely pair they make, such a pretty momma and toddler .The sling looks comfy and I would think that regular washing would keep it tight.
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Think it would be crochet-able?

My mom doesn't knit, but she can crochet.

I agree that washing it would help it keep its shape. I'm always nagging the kids to stop using their afghans for tent-making, but they always shape up after a wash.
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You know, I'm actually surprised at the price being so reasonable. It's only $40 including shipping. There are soakers out there (covers for cloth diapers) that cost that much!!

I must say, for that price, I'm tempted. It looks like a nice, warm pouch for my October baby. I like the denim-shade ones (perfect for my little fella!).

I'm going to have to think about this. I don't really have $40 to spend, lol...but I can always find it somewhere!

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I was thinking about a knit pouch the other day when I saw a crochet pouch pattern. I reckon it would be very easy to knit. I'm not so sure as I like those stripes but then I'm not a big fan of stripey jumpers. You could do the smile seam with a kitchener stitch to graft the edges together. I may give it a go when I've finished my latest project.
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Okay, those are SO COOL!! I want to get one before she has to raise her prices to keep up with demand.

And the sizing should work if she's knitting it only to stretch across and not down (like fleece) and if the stretch isn't very extreme. My only concern would be that she hasn't had a baby yet and maybe hasn't had time to troubleshoot the problems that come along with wearing a bigger baby/toddler in a knit pouch - like excessive weight, etc. But then again, maybe she's been wearing kids in her knit pouches that aren't hers. But has she dealt with an ornery, twisting, back-arching toddler in a grocery store in one of those?
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Pretty cool. My only question is why she would want to spell "turtle" like "turd." LOL!
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So cute! I would love one for my fall baby! Have to put that one on my list.... :LOL
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T Lucysmama... I *love* the quote in your sig file! Sooooo cute!!

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Am I the only one who can't get the link to work save for one pic? I've tried several times and I can't pull any pics up except the one of her friend and toddler
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I couldn't get the pics to work on my home pc, but they all appeared on my work computer.

Dunno why.
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You know, I'm actually surprised at the price being so reasonable. It's only $40 including shipping. There are soakers out there (covers for cloth diapers) that cost that much!!
Yeah I was thinking $40 seemed really low, but the difference is cotton is much cheaper than good soft quality wool, and her cotton isn't hand dyed like alot of soakers are.
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soooooo. has anyone tried it out?

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And the sizing should work if she's knitting it only to stretch across and not down (like fleece) and if the stretch isn't very extreme.
I was thinking about how to do this, and you would essentially have to cast on like 5,000 stitches to be able to knit them without it stretching down. (Because you would have to cast on the entire length of the pouch and then knit across rather than casting on the width and knitting the length.) You would have to have circular needles as big as your couch. Also, if they're made of cotton, that would pose another problem. Cotton doesn't retain its shape the way knit wool does. Which is why when you wear a cotton sweater, you can easily see where your elbows were after you take it off.
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That looks so cool!

 
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