Friday, May 21, 2010

Wool for soakers

Back in December I tried knitting the Curly Purly Soaker and I liked it a lot. Now I have two friends far away expecting babies next month and they both plan to use cloth diapers. I asked both of them if I could make them some soakers, and both said, "Yes!"

So I'm knitting for a baby in North Carolina and for another baby in Colorado. I got a little excited about the color possibilities (can you tell?) and ordered a range of colors in Peruvian Highland Wool from because it made such a nice fabric with the soakers I knit a few months ago, and because it is so inexpensive.

(Tracy made lots of soakers and she's the one who inspired me on this project!)

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Blogger Jennie C. said...

And you make such lovely soakers, too. :-)

2:50 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you, Jennie!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Margo said...

I'm a cloth diaperer who uses rubber pants. Do soakers really work? Stay dry on the outside? Stay dry through the night?
If they do, I think I will make some soakers because I'm a knitter too! And the colors of your yarn are just inspiring.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Oh, Margo, they are so much better than rubber pants! Knit them with wool yarn and then you can lanolize them to make them even more water-repellent on the outside.

All you do is boil about a cup of water and add a teaspoon of lanolin to it. Fill a sink with warm water and pour the lanolin water into it, them gently immerse your soaker into the water. The lanolin will cling to the wool and make it waterproof, yet still breathable.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

They are fun to knit. My friend that I knit them for loved the Curly Purly pattern best.

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Halima said...

Just seeing all the colors of your yarn makes my fingers itch to knit something! Beautiful!

1:19 AM  

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