Refurbished woollens

Word Lily knits

Asa is getting some good use out of a wool soaker that was first worn by his great-grandfather. Grandma had two of them in storage, and since she knew we were going to cloth diaper and also because I love wool, she got them out while we awaited the little guy’s arrival. First we washed and aired them out. Grandma mended the holes. The drawstrings had disintegrated, so we picked yarn and I knit new I-cords. In both cases (I only have a photo of one of them for you today, but there are two soakers) the seam is machine sewn.

Dusk light and pillows, in his great-grandfather’s wool soaker. You can click the photo to view it larger.

I love pieces — and crafts — that span generations!


10 responses to “Refurbished woollens

  1. Amy @ My Friend Amy

    omg so cute!

  2. Wow, what a treasure!

  3. That is really, really cool Hannah!!

  4. jenn aka the picky girl

    That is really, really neat. Plus, it’s so cute!

  5. What a cutie 🙂 Hugs xo

  6. What a cool heritage! 🙂

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  8. So amazing! I hope my knits will last through the generations.

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