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Kniteroo
03-31-2009, 11:20 PM
Hi All,

Well, I learned to "knit" (not even pearl) about two years ago, and made a scarf. Then I didn't knit anything until now, and I made these soakers for my little five week old daughter. I used the videos from this site to learn how to do everything...they are very helpful. :-D The original pattern (from www.curlypurly.com) was to knit in the round, but I didn't have that type of needle so I used straight needles. The pink one is my first attempt (made it with large needles and then felted) and the cream one is more like the original pattern, used smaller needles and it fits better.

Melissa

Jan in CA
04-01-2009, 12:01 AM
Welcome to Knitting Help!

Those are really cute! Congrats on your new baby!

ArtLady1981
04-01-2009, 01:59 AM
Oy! Very very nice little soakers! Your photography is really excellent, too! Love the colors!

Debkcs
04-01-2009, 02:43 AM
The little pink ones are just too adorable! As ArtLady said, your photography is wonderful. Good job all around!

MerigoldinWA
04-01-2009, 03:04 AM
Good job. You were pretty clever to figure out how to convert the pattern to straight needles.

WandaT
04-01-2009, 06:55 AM
Congrats!!! And welcome back to knitting and KH! They both look beautiful!! Oh, and congrats on your new baby too!

margz3
04-01-2009, 09:18 AM
Welcome - very nice job! I could never have knit something like that when I first started - impressive!

GirlChris
04-01-2009, 12:23 PM
those are really great, good job.

lulubell
04-01-2009, 06:04 PM
Too Cute! I like the pink ones best I think.

Kniteroo
04-02-2009, 02:19 AM
Oy! Very very nice little soakers! Your photography is really excellent, too! Love the colors!

Thanks. Just bought a new lens for my camera...I love it! I am also a photographer. It was fun to make the soakers.

Kniteroo
04-02-2009, 02:39 AM
Oh, just in case you might try and make these, make sure to use either 100 percent merino wool or at least 80 percent wool. then after making them, you must lanolize them to make them water resistant. wool is an excellent material for diaper covers, as it lets the skin breathe, retains up to 30 percent of its own weight in moisture (holds some of what the cloth diaper cannot), is naturally antibacterial, and is water resistant when lanolized. Anyway, there is info online about all of that, just a heads up. :-D HAPPY KNITTING!!

AngieLanigan
04-02-2009, 11:47 AM
I really like these. Good job! I'd make some myself if I wasn't using all-in-ones!

Kniteroo
04-03-2009, 07:26 PM
Yes I've heard a lot of good things about the all in ones. Those seem like a good option as well. I love scrapping, too! How old are your little ones?

dustinac
04-06-2009, 10:12 AM
:happydance:very cute!