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mahkev
« on: January 28, 2008 07:56:20 PM »

aww ya!!

I machine knitted (a big square) this with leftover cascade 220, I know Im a cheater, and then partially felted so it wouldn't fall apart when I CUT, eek, yes cut it up to sew this super cute soaker!

here is the tute I used http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007/10/instructions-for-sewing-soaker.html

first time I've ever used the machine Wink



and here is one that I hand knit with yummy malabrigo (using the ottobre pattern)

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tajhia
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008 08:06:25 PM »

They are really cute!

I especially like the bottom one....

I used soakers on all 4 of my kids and they were the best diaper covers out
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lowree
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008 08:07:51 PM »

Those are adorable...What kind of knitting machine do you have? I was looking at one of them... but haven't a clue on what to look for as far as features go.

I LOVE the pink and green one,soooooo cute!
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008 08:31:52 PM »

i knew i knew that soaker as soon as i saw it! i love katrina! she's my go to girl for alot of things, she is awesome and always willing to help!

i also have a knitting machine and never would have thought to use it the felt and cut!! off to go try that now
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008 08:33:16 PM »

i love them both! and i'm going to try both patterns! my dd's wearing diapes made from ottobres free pattern, slightly altered, and i cut her only wool soaker that fits from the same pattern. i have bunches of felted seconhand sweaters just sitting around waiting... off to get the patterns! yeaaa! wool soakers rock!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008 08:58:35 PM »

Those look great!  I love the colors in the first one. I really want to make one in that style, and am working on the ottebre one now.  I also have made some from felted sweaters.  Wool is the best for diapers.  I wish I knew about it sooner!
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mahkev
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008 09:28:56 PM »

Thanks for all the feeback, thats why I love this place!!

I have an ultimate sweater machine I bought at joanns.com using the 50% off coupon, make sure it always hangs tight coming off the needles or it won't work, I learned that the hard way today  Smiley

I may have felted it a little too much, it lost a lot of its stretch, but its still cute, so whatever

The pattern pieces for the sewing tute, I found through the yahoo group wool_soaker_group

I can't wait to try these out, I still have 5 more months to wait... I'm 18 weeks preggo so far

I will be making more over the next few months, I'll be sure to share!

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2008 11:30:31 PM »

Clever! 

Those are some fancy pee catchers.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008 07:30:33 AM »

  Wool is the best for diapers. 

WHAT?!?!  Ok, I'm using disposables (sorry), so I don't know much about cloth diapers, but wool???  Why?
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2008 08:36:32 AM »

  Wool is the best for diapers.

WHAT?!?!  Ok, I'm using disposables (sorry), so I don't know much about cloth diapers, but wool???  Why?

Wool naturally has lanolin, a greasy substance that repels water.  Wool naturally repels water, but at the same time is absorbent and also breathable.  You have to wash the covers by hand in mild soap occasionally and every once in a while treat them with lanolin.  This works best with wool that has not been processed (the super wash stuff) You can use the processed kind if you felt the cover before using.  I was skeptical until I tried it.  Now I'm hooked!
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