When people think about modern machine knits, Sloomb’s Basewoolies are often the first thing that comes to mind. They’ve become the standard, even though it seems like Sloomb is branching away from them. Continue reading
Month: November 2016
Yooki Classic Leggings and Shorts
Yooki Classic Leggings are knit with the thickest gauge wool of the machine knit leggings, and with a slightly looser weave. They come in solid and melange colorways. Continue reading
Rox + Rumble Double Layer Slim Pant and Capri Woolsters
I have a bunch of Rox + Rumble Double Layer Slim Pant and Capri Woolsters in my collection, they wear well, are easy to lanolize, and are so cute. Both the pants and the capris come in a variety of colorways, and there will be new colorways in their Winter 2016 line that is coming soon. The pants and capris are very similar, with the capris having a shorter leg and smaller cuff.
Wool for Cloth Diapering: Modern Machine Knits Index
My wool stash is probably 75% machine knits. I have pants, shorts, capris, and covers, and today I am going to go into great detail about the major machine knit companies and their various products. I will be adding reviews here as they go live on the site, and my goal is to review every piece of wool meant for cloth diapering. That means there will soon be posts like this for Traditional Machine Knits (think Engel and Disana) and Interlock, and eventually Upcycled and Hand Knits, too. That may be a little pie in the sky, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to make a good effort!
We are spending Turkey Day with my sister and her family. There is a turkey smoking outside, pies in the oven and more appetizers than I know what to do with. More importantly there is love, and family, and joy.
Cloth Diapering With All Natural Fibers
So you want to cloth diaper without using plastic or other synthetic materials. It can be done, but the learning curve is a little steeper, so I’m going to try and lay out some options that might make all natural cloth diapering seem more approachable.
Zero Waste: Cloth Diapering
There are lots of ways to cloth diaper and all of them reduce waste on some level or another. I use a combination of the types of cloth diapering I’m going to talk about today, because different situations often call for different approaches.
Flip My Life: Laundry Room
When I say laundry room what I mean is laundry closet. We live in the blandest and most boring of rental houses as we save up for the house we hope to renovate. Which means my laundry closet probably looks similar to every laundry closet in suburban builder built subdivisions in the US: off white walls and a white wire shelf.
Low Plastic Holidays: Wooden Animals
This is the first year we’ve tried to combine Christmas and being a low plastic/low waste household. Some things have been easy, like replacing gift wrap with cloth bags. I don’t know about you, but having an excuse to never have to deal with wrapping odd shaped packages and the inevitable paper cuts makes me want to dance in the streets.