I’ve still not done much knitting, especially since I managed to slice my fingertip when slicing bread the other day (talent, I know). But I did start working on making a sleeping bag for the baby. I’m just using an acrylic yarn, and I like the red. I might duplicate stitch a design on after I’m finished, but I’m not sure yet. As you can tell, I don’t do pastels.
If you’d told me years ago that I’d contemplate using cloth pads, let alone making my own, I’d have said you were insane. Yet here I am, making some for after the baby is born. I started off with a circle pad, as that seemed easy enough for me to handle. Ignore the unmatched fabrics. I just got whatever I could find that was on sale, and since Joann’s was having a nice sale, it worked out. I do think I’ll tweak it a little for the next one by leaving a seam allowance and then not cutting the PUL down, thus making it slightly larger. Overall I think I like it, though I don’t think it’ll do well for immediately postnatal.
I therefore found another another template that I tweaked. I really like the idea of the removable pad like with the circle pad (or with LunaPads, for that matter), especially since I prefer to hang things to dry whenever possible and therefore like things to dry quickly. So I added the fleece bands as with the circle pad. I also made this one a bit longer than the template, as I plan on this one being for immediately postnatal. I’ll make a thicker pad for it, too. So far I’m pleased with how they’re turning out. I hope I still like them as well once I’m using them.