Sunday, September 05, 2010

sweater pants :: re-fashion

we are busily gearing up for cold weather.
i recently took some thrifted sweaters and sewed a few wool diaper covers for luca. we almost exclusively use wool cloth diaper covers - either knit or sewn from recycled or purchased wool fabric.

these were made from the sweater sleeves. super quick and easy. there are quite a few tutorials available online. i really like this one ::
sleeve pants
and the leftover sweater pieces will likely become eco pixie hats.

the rainbow stripes is our favorite pair. i also just finished knitting a pair of rainbow pants and am currently knitting one more pair for him with the yarn from my previous post. then it will be time to move on to wool mittens and wool hats, and perhaps a small wool sweater or two.

on an unrelated to this post note, i think it is seriously cute that he sucks his thumb! i suppose a tiny pair of wool sucky thumb mitts would be a fitting project for fall, no? maybe to match his wonderful wool pants... ah yes, add them to the queue.

happily yours from the little house of wool,


Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

I have to agree that the rainbow ones are my favs, too.
I love his sweet red hair, he's such a cutie!!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Love the pictures he sure is a cutie:)Hugs Darcy

Freely Living Life said...

The wool diaper covers are simply adorable!! I love to come across a person who uses their natural creativity. Thanks for sharing! =)

Anonymous said...

Those are adorable! Love the little heart appliques. : )

Devonmama said...

What adorable trousers, and a cute little person too! x