I should add a disclaimer, stating that you really must go to the Curly Purly website to see how beautiful and trim this soaker truly is, as I am a beginning knitter. In stating that I’m a beginner, I’m also adding a disclaimer that it really shouldn’t take you the month or so it took me to knit this! To be completely honest, I took a lot of breaks, mostly from making silly mistakes…and not catching them until hours of knitting later. After having to unravel hours of knitting, multiple times, my frustration level was such that I had to put my knitting down and walk away.
I am, however, determined to have my son wearing lots of wool this summer, so I perservered. While I have the other soaker that I knitted, it’s way too big. But, I have my Little Fawn Organics soaker, a Living Green Baby fleece soaker (I’ll talk about this one soon), this newly-knitted one, an adorable pair of wool shorties ordered from Squishable Baby, and plan to try my hand at sewing some upcycled wool soakers in the next few weeks. Here is the finished product on Declan:
A little big, but that makes all of the trial and errors worth it, as he’ll get more wear out of it. It really is a hot mess to look at close up, but I’m still proud that I stuck with it, and have an incredible sense of accomplishment.
I will note that I am not a great knitter, so this soaker can easily be made over the course of a week of knitting in the evenings. I really love the patience knitting teaches me, and this project was a HUGE lesson in patience! Also, the more mistakes I make, the more I learn. However, my next project is going to be a super easy one, as I need a break and I need a project without a ton of instructions and techniques!