Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My 1st Pair of Longies!! I Knitted!!!

I must confess that I have a horrible habit of drooling all over everyone's pictures of knitted wool! I love to look through blogs, forums, anywhere and everywhere at beautiful knit creations! If it involves a baby I love it even more!

When I started cloth diapering I tried wool interlock for soakers and I loved them. Then during the hotter months I switched mostly to PUL diapers and I loved them too. Then I decided to order a custom pair of woolie shorties after seeing someones amazing creations and we ended up with our owl set, which I LOVE! Now a few pairs later and I decided that I MUST learn to knit!!

Now, I tried this once before. Right before I had Tristan last year, I went and bought all of the needles some yarn and a pattern. I cast on and started a pair of longies. Not even 1/4 of the way through I realized they were so big they would fit a 4 year old(they were newborn sized!) and there were so many holes(can you say dropped stitches?) that pee would leak right out!! So I did what any rational pregnant woman would do, I threw a fit, sold the needles and swore I would never knit!

Now over a year later, I was a determined! I went BACK to the store, bought the needles all over again and found some wool yarn on ebay. Last Sunday night I started! And this past Sunday afternoon I finished! My very first pair of woolies!! I love them, just because I made them, but there are quite a few mistakes. Thankfully I think I have learned what I did wrong and the next pair will go faster and easier, at least I hope!

I made a tee for Tristan today to match and I am hoping to go to the Pumpkin Patch later this week to get some action shots. Here is a preview though for now!! Oh and I can't say enough how much I love youtube and knittinghelp.com, they were wonderful and really helped when I didn't understand the pattern!



  1. Very cute Mama! I've been stalking for longies on diaperswappers.com but they can be very expensive. I have a little knitting experience and I think I'll have to try some for myself! Can you share a pattern?

  2. Sarah I used aubrey doodle pants mostly for my first pair, that would be a good place to start. Then I bought the sheepy pants pattern for my 2nd pair which I think I really like. Great directions and pretty straight forward.