Sunday, April 09, 2006

Soaker up for auction!

LLL Canada is holding a charity auction on ebay.
"Breastfeeding gives babies the best possible start in life. Most mothers know this and eight out of ten make the decision to breastfeed their babies. However, by the time most babies are three months old, less than three are still breastfeeding. Yet, the Canadian Pediatric Society recommends exclusive breastfeeding for at least six months. La Leche League Canada can help more mothers to breastfeed their babies but we need your help to support our programs. "

I have donated a punk knitter's soaker cover to the auction - please help by bidding on items posted :)

Direct link to the soaker -

I knit this using bernat lana 100% in the natural colour - then dyed it using a combination of Kool-Aid and foodcolouring in a crockpot (I used a combination of instructions from and and,2025,DIY_14141_4185709,00.html). I then wound the hank of wool by hand ( and voila, started knitting the punk knitter's soaker pattern -

What did I do before internet???

Saturday, April 08, 2006

No rib, no seams soaker

Finally finished my soaker - this soaker was as a result of things that I liked to avoid, and things that I heard from others they didn't like about knitting soakers...I still have to perfect this pattern, but it did work out neat!

1) Ribbing stretches with use - so made a tube and drawstring waistband
2) I hate sewing seams - so knit in the round
3) Grafting/Kitchener Stitch seems to intimidate some - so started at bottom using a conditional cast-on and then knit up the stitches as legholes were done
4) Personally, I don't like knitting up stitches for legholes, there inevitably is a 'hole' somewhere, so did I-cord edges for legholes.

Will let you know the verdict on fit, etc after lanolizing!