Tales of a Perfectionist

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Diaper Swap May 1, 2009

Filed under: Knitting — Becky Marie @ 1:46 pm
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We use cloth diapers and have since BeBop McDudley came home from the hospital.  I love them!  We started just using prefolds (flat diapers).  Once BeBop started walking, I started having trouble getting the prefold tight around his legs, resulting in a mess on more than one occasion.  I recently started sewing diapers so I could experiment with different styles.  I signed up for Diaper Sewing Divas and have learned all I know from the various tutorials and suggestions.  Thanks Ladies!  I also signed up for a diaper swap this month.  A friend in California made a pocket diaper, a mini diaper and a cover for me.  She also sent me some fabric that will become a diaper soon.  I have no pictures of the pocket diaper because BeBop has immediately pooped in it every time I put it on him.  The mini diaper is a little too big so we haven’t used it as a diaper yet, however it has spent some time as a toy:

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And the cover: 

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In return I made a pair of wool shorts for her daughter.  I hand dyed the yarn in the crock pot and I am very pleased with how it turned out.  The colors are a little off in the picture but is mostly two shades of green with specks of blue and white.  The drawstring and flower are navy blue.  I used the curly purly waist band (adding an eyelet row after round 7) and the Aubry Doodlepants pattern for the bottom.  I used a picot bind off to create a small ruffle.  I am very happy with the result.

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I used the left over yarn (plus my various wool scraps)  to make a set of dryer balls.

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I have one more surprise planned that I hope to finish up over the weekend.  Thanks for looking.

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One Response to “Diaper Swap”

  1. Tami Says:

    I love the pants that you made. Very cute. Okay, I’m going to sound stupid here, but what are dryer balls?
    I’m so excited that you started this blog. Now I can stop by for visits. 🙂


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