In general, I make things because I want to – for example, Leo doesn’t really need any more sweaters at the moment, but that’s not going to stop me from casting on for new ones. Sometimes, though, I make things to fit a specific need. Lately, that’s what I’ve been doing.
I have just started cloth diapering Johnny, and if you’re going to have cloth diapers it makes sense to use cloth wipes. Rather than pay $12 for a package of 15 flannel wipes, I decided to use materials I had on hand to make my own.
I got a bunch of flannel on sale at JoAnn Fabrics before Johnny was born – I’m pretty sure it was $2.99/yard. I cut it into 8 inch by 8 inch squares using my rotary cutter and mat, and then simply zig zag stitched around the edges. I have around 30 wipes so far and still have about a third of my cute monster flannel left.
Cloth diapering of course gives me an excuse to knit soakers, and I have cast on for my first – the Milo Soaker from Vintage Baby Knits. Photos forthcoming!