Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Finished Soaker

(You can find my Ravelry notes and the free pattern HERE)

The soaker (diaper cover) turned out so cute! I can't wait to see a newborn tooshie in it! I decided that it would make the sweetest picture ever, so I also started on a matching hat. :) The soaker matches up to my size 1 diaper covers perfectly except for the waist, the waistband is a little big because it doesn't have elastic, so I think I may weave in some elastic thread to make up the difference. I have a feeling that the elastic may help with holding in newborn explosions too. I should have the hat finished today and then I was thinking about maybe a vest? I don't know. I have some really pretty, off-white Cascade wool that would compliment the green nicely. I kinda want a sweater, but I'm not really in the mood for knitting sleeves right now so a vest sounded good, but then maybe I could find a flat sleeve pattern? Know of any? 

I couldn't sign off today without saying thank you to all of you. I was flooded with loving emails, comments, and phone calls yesterday and I felt so loved. Your thoughts and prayers mean so much to us. There is a certain amount of mental and physical exhaustion that plays into preterm labor that I can't really explain. After weeks of labor (and labor hormones) I find that even small things are harder to deal with than they normally are. Having support, encouragement, prayers, and loving friends when you are feeling that way is absolutely priceless. Thank you! xo, Sam

9 comments:

Betsy said...

If all the internet could be used for such good things as encouraging and lifting one another up, especially during the low times in our lives....Praying for the best with your little one!

Melissa said...

That shade of green is beautiful.

Marcy said...

This is a favorite baby sweater I have knit numerous times: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-sweater-on-two-needles-february

Praying for you!

Jeannie B. said...

Your doing great! One more day past.

Meghann said...

Random tidbit- I don't knit, but cloth diapered and used a lot of knit wool soakers and pants. They all had knit drawstrings to tighten them.

Beth Fuller said...

Soooo adorable! And if it were mine, and it were for a girl, I would HAVE to attach a hot pink ribbon to the front of the hat! SO CUTE!!!

I also wanted to tell you that the way you advocate for your sweet baby humbles me. I'm so glad to have found your blog via Pinterest. My fifth was a spontaneous birth at 35 weeks four days and he was fine. Tiny, but fine. I pray your sweet one has the same outcome, not matter what day she/he makes his/her debut.

Sarah said...

I usually knit the sleeves flat, you can make the decreases for the wrist on the edges and then sew up the seam. Knitty has a nice little photo guide how to do it and it makes the sleeves go so much faster when worked flat.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html

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