I've been wanting to knit a pair of longies forever. If you don't know that longies, are, they are basically a wool soaker with legs...and they are super-cute, even if you don't use cloth diapers (which I don't. Confession here: I love the concept of cloth diapers and have tried several different systems and I just can't get them to work for me. I feel like such a crunchy mama failure but I promise, I will make up for it by using coconut oil as a moisturizer, or something like that.)
Anywho, I found an easy pattern and went to work. This was a really fun project and knit up fairly quickly. I struggled a little with the Kitchener stitch, in the crotch, but other than that, it went smoothly.
They look adorable, both on and off of Beatrice. The only problem is that since they are a little big on her, and since she isn't walking yet, she stretches them out when she crawls in them and they end up basically falling off of her. I'm trying to figure out what other mamas do to solve this problem...they would work great if she was a little baby and not mobile yet, and I think they would work fine if she was walking, so maybe this is just a bad stage to wear longies? Or maybe they just need to fit much more snugly.
Regardless, I am glad that I tried them and I would like to try again. Probably next year, since we are about to hit sundress weather and I have sewing on my mind now...
Or maybe I will make some shorties. They might work better.