Joining Ginny for the Yarn Along.
As a lover of cloth diapers, I have long been fascinated by wool covers, fascinated but slightly intimidated. While pregnant I knit a wool cover, but haven’t wanted to use it because 1) it’s been about 150 degrees and 200% humidity and the thought of even touching a warm, thick fiber made me want to pass out; 2) I wasn’t sure the wool I used was soft enough for new baby skin; and 3) I wasn’t sure it was properly lanolized. As the weather cools just a bit, however, I find myself drawn to hand knits, this included, so one day last week I finally tried it. Good thing I did, because she’s almost outgrown it! What I discovered, though, besides the fact that my cover does in fact need a bit more lanolizing (oops!) is that I LOVE wool covers. Soft and cozy, yet durable and breathable, this cover held in (the majority of) the moisture while wrapping my baby in lovely natural fibers knit up by her mama. It did all this while being super-duper adorable and much softer than I remembered. I think more wool covers are definitely in our future…if I can find the time to knit them.
Ravelry notes here.