I think they are super cute and nicely made. They also work very well as far as daytime wool soakers goes.<br>
They run a little small or tight in the thigh for the overall size of them is the only thing that could be a negative that I can think of, and sizing up doesn't always solve it for many, because then the rest of the soaker is too big.
I agree about the leg holes. I had got a large and it was overall too big except for the leg holes which seemed too snug on his chubby thighs. I would get a medium but since the leg holes on the larges were too tight I'm sure the mediums wouldn't fit.
I love LTKs- the one I have is my main daytime cover and I've two more on the way so I can retire some old PUL covers. I have also used it at night just fine when I couldn't find my aristocrats.<br><br>
They are nicely knit and have been leakproof for my heavy-wetting toddler and are very breathable. My ds is tall and lanky so the leg is not too tight for him and he has room to move, but you could maybe order a custom thigh size bigger for a chunky baby.<br><br>
They come in great colors and the wool is natural from a humane source.<br><br>
They go over any diaper I have- prefolds, any fitteds, even nighttime dipes.<br><br>
I have never needed to lanolize mine- they are very easy care. They dry much faster than some other soakers like aristocrats or ecolovables.<br><br>
Theresa is super nice to work with and you can also buy the pattern from her to knit your own.<br><br>
On the drawbacks- they are a pull-on soaker, and some people prefer snaps. They do have a drawstring, which I was leary about, but I stitched it in back with a few stitches so it can't pull out and I feel safe with it that way.
I love mine. I have Theresa make mine with a 1/2 inch higher rise. Also the leg holes seem tight at first, but now as I look (a couple months later) the leg holes have expanded. I think sort of like a shoe, they conform to the person that wears them.
not to hijack...but I got the pattern on Theresa's one day sale last week and started it last night.<br>
I was terribly intimidated as some of the techniques were new to me, but so far its been a BREEZE and I'm really enjoying seeing it take shape and "turn into something" before my very eyes LOL.<br><br>
Granted, my MIL is here for the weekend and helped me with some of techniques that were new to me (like knitting in the round and stitch counting, marking and all that)<br>
However, for someone who has never made anything other than straight knit washcloths, the soaker so far as been relatively simple.
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Kermit</i><br><b>I think they are super cute and nicely made. They also work very well as far as daytime wool soakers goes.<br>
They run a little small or tight in the thigh for the overall size of them is the only thing that could be a negative that I can think of, and sizing up doesn't always solve it for many, because then the rest of the soaker is too big.</b></td>
i second this comment, also the wool is getting a bit scratchy with age. perfect functionality though!
A few thoughts...<br><br>
1. Theresa can most likely customize the size to fit your baby -- accomodating for thigh and rise size. Her pattern is fully adjustable!<br><br>
2. Theresa is great and very easy to deal with and a brilliant knitter/designer.<br><br>
3. If the wool gets scratchy, try a lanolin treatment. Ahhh...<br><br>
4. Theresa is on vacation, so if she doesn't respond to your request or question, that is the reason.<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> hth<br>