Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why Wool?

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Heather Johnson of Freckle talks a bit about wool as part of your cloth diapering system.

Why Wool?

  •         It is a wonderfully sustainable resource!
  •        Wool is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal.
  •         Lanolin, the natural oil in wool, helps to make your cover waterproof. 
  •         Lanolin reacts chemically with urine to create a lanolin-soap that makes your wool self cleaning and anti-bacterial.
  •        Wool can absorb up to 30-40% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp.
  •        Wool is breathable.
  •        Wool is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  •        Hand Knit wool pieces are cute, comfortable, can double as a wardrobe piece, and if knit properly can become an heirloom item to preserve and keep for multiple children or even the next generation.

Types of Wool Fabric to use for Diapering

  • Knit
  • Crochet
  • Interlock
  • Recycled Wool

What to look for when choosing your hand knit woolies

  • You want a piece that is pleasing to the eyes and to the touch.
  • Look for a reasonably dense fabric.  You do not want a loose knit, as the garment will not stand up to wetness as well.
  • You should not see any holes in your fabric and the stitching should look even.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wonderland, A Holiday Boutique! In-Stock Store

Wonderland, A Holiday Boutique! In-Stock Store

We are stocking today at the Wonderland Congo on Hyenacart. I will have some knits and some wovens available today. Other vendors have great items ranging from soap to jewelry and handspun yarn to baby slippers. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jack-o-Lantern Longies

Large Jack Longies $80 by freckle432
Large Jack Longies $80, a photo by freckle432 on Flickr.

These are one of the most fun knits I've done in a while. Perfect for all of fall and beyond! I hope they find a good home, or perhaps here they will stay? Jackie was a Pumpkin for Halloween at the age of 7 months. Maybe Lily needs to be one at the age of 2 years.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Double Rainbow Double Take

Another little pair of longies for Bitty Fluff. Size small instead of newborn. Trimmed in sky blue. SO soft and squishy!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Newborn Double Rainbow

A little bit of funky pooling, but I think it adds character and will make for some ADORABLE wearing! These little longies will be stocked at Bitty Fluff tomorrow. I just love Kara's Double Rainbow colorway!