Tuesday, January 26, 2010

NEW! Adjustable newborn-to-small AIO

My primary frustration with newborn size diapers is that the baby grows out of them so fast. But small diapers can be bulky on a newborn, and may end up leaking since a newborn's legs are usually quite skinny. Fitted diapers are often made adjustable with a fold-down front for their extra row of snaps, but an AIO (all-in-one) diaper cannot have a fold-down or it would leak.
So what's a mama to do?!
This diaper is the solution I came up with for my own son: A small AIO diaper with an extra row of snaps so that it can be done up tighter (and with a shorter rise) during those first days or weeks. The inside layer is soft (either velour or flannel) so it will not irritate that tender belly button even though it will cover it.

This photo shows my son wearing this design at about 8lbs (dark blue) and 13 lbs (light blue).

I've just stocked my first of these at LilBees, and plan to stock more in the coming couple of weeks.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Facebook Fan Page

I now have a Facebook Fan page...I am still learning how to use it, but it's there, and I'd love to have you be my fan there too. Come join up, everybody's doing it! ☺

Monday, January 11, 2010

Looking for knitting pattern testers

Calling all knitters!!

Fire and Smoke

What do you think, do you like it?

Purple Rain

This is the Swizzle Hat, a pattern I developed when I was learning stranding. It's a nice beginner pattern because the carries are usually just 2 stitches wide (occasionally 3) so it's not too hard to keep the tension even.

The two hats pictured were the ones I did as I developed the pattern...they both have flaws so I have kept them for my family rather than sell them, however I do want to sell the pattern (along with future hats). I think I have all the kinks worked out and that the pattern is written clearly, but I would like to have a couple of people test it for me before I start selling it.

If you would be interested in testing it, I would send you the pattern (free) and in return I would like you to give me the following:
  • Any feedback you have on the pattern--mistakes, confusing parts, etc
  • Let me know what needle size/yarn weight you used, and how many stitches you CO for that gauge (this is a simple repeating pattern so can be easily adapted to different gauges) I'd like to be able to include tips for multiple gauges on the pattern, and thus far I have only knitted it in sport weight.
  • Send me a photo of your completed hat that I can use in my pattern listing
  • If you choose to sell hats made from the pattern (and you're welcome to do so!), please give me pattern credit in the listing
I would like to find at least two people to test this pattern. So what do you think, will one of those people be you?! Leave me a comment (with a way to contact you) if you are interested!

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