Today, I got ALL the grading done. Makes life beautiful until next Monday when I’ll start collecting work again.
With the extra time today, I made a soaker. What’s a soaker, you ask? Its that outside barrier for when you use cloth diaper that doesn’t have a water proof layer. Plenty of cloth diapers come with an outside barrier layer, such as PUL (I think the most common). I’m sure I will have several of those, but my tightwad nature and crafty hands desire to make something for my baby. Nearly a year ago, I purchased two XL sweaters at a garage sale for a quarter each with plans to try yarn recycling. That idea flopped when I realized how small the yarn was, so I saved the sweaters for something else. One is 100% cotton, the other 100% cashmere. Cashmere is wool, I thought, I could use it to make a soaker. Wool soakers are excellent at providing that outside layer, while giving baby a comfy bottom situation (not hot, not cold). Others have praised wool as soakers, see http://allaboutclothdiapers.com/brrrr-its-cold-pull-out-the-wool-longies/ for a much better explanation than I can offer. I realize cashmere might not be best of wool choices, but I thought I’d give making such a small garment a try.
I used a the pattern from http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=227301.
Hank is even there to keep me company.