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Old 06-24-2006, 01:36 PM   #1
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Question OK, give me a lesson in wool....

SO many of you love wool. All these shorties and longies, etc are so cute, but I have no idea how to use them?? I really don't NEED anything else, but I'd like to be a well rounded CDing mama

So, what goes under the shorties? Please enlighten me!

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Old 06-24-2006, 01:42 PM   #2
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Re: OK, give me a lesson in wool....

All you need under a well-lanolized wool short or pant is a fitted of your choosing.
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Old 06-24-2006, 02:06 PM   #3
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Re: OK, give me a lesson in wool....

What kind of care is required for these? What is lanolizing, how do I was, etc. My Grandma is a master crocheter, can she make me some? Or do they need to be specially made to use with diapers?
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Old 06-24-2006, 02:37 PM   #4
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Re: OK, give me a lesson in wool....

They're so easy. You can use fitteds or prefolds under them. They require handwashing but it's quick and only has to be done if they get poop on them or every week or two. You hang them up between uses if they're damp, the liquid will evaporate and they're ready to use again--and no, it's not gross at all, those are the wonderful properties of wool Washing simply involves sudsing up some wool wash in a sink or bowl, letting the soaker sit in it for a few minutes, swish it around a little, wring it out, lanolize if desired and then dry by laying it out overnight or on a fan. Here's a great link I found the other day too http://www.cookiepants.com/clothdiaperreview.htm
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Re: OK, give me a lesson in wool....

I am a HUGE fan of wool. Believe me...I still love my pockets, but fitteds and wool are so much fun. Plus, that's the only thing I think will work at night for DS.

Give it a try. If you don't like it, someone will def buy your stuff!
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Re: OK, give me a lesson in wool....

i'm new to wool (started using some shorties i bought here like two days ago), but so far I'm a huge fan! i thought it'd be scratchy and hot, but like everyone says, it's totally not! my husband even started using them with a snappied prefold instead of all of our other options (FB's, BG's, BSWW, prorap, stacinator fleece)!!! we do snappied prefolds during the day and kissaluvs fitteds during the night (with a newborn).

also, you can get patterns at various places to make your own shorties/longies/soakers. i got one at www.woolywonder.com, but I'm not sure if they have crochet patterns or just knit (i don't know how to crochet). there is a thread on here somewhere about patterns for wool covers, if you do a quick search and it has a few other places for patterns in it.
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Re: OK, give me a lesson in wool....

I REALLY want to some wool, but I don't know where to start. A mama has some soakers and shorties in FSOT that I am sooooo loving, but I'm scared to try

Maybe I'll just give it a shot and see what happens

I'll keep you updated. And if Amy likes it, then I'm sold
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Re: OK, give me a lesson in wool....

I'm so glad you asked this! I'm going to knit some and see what I think! I've even got some really cute wool that I love but haven't used yet. Whoohoo!

Oh wait. Maybe I should finish the blanket that I knitted for him while pregnant. Sheesh. It's almost done too. But soakers next!
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You can crochet or knit something wool that will work quite nicely, as long as it is untreated wool (not superwash).

This is my favorite tutorial for wool care: http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/lanolize.htm

They sell the stuff you'll need to lanolize too.
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