Last night the Cyclist was away, and tradition dictates that no matter how tired I am I'll stay up way too late instead of taking the opportunity for an early night. Last night was no exception, and here's what I have to show for it:
I've been wanting to make a wrap to carry the Newbie around in, as the one I made when the Kinderboy was a baby was too long and bulky. I also hadn't done anything to mark the centre of it, and I always had trouble putting it on as a result. It was really comfortable to carry him with though, even given his size (he was 4.6kg at birth).
Yesterday I found a beautiful knit at Darn Cheap Fabrics that fit the bill (only $3 per metre but its so lovely that I could almost be convinced to go back for more and try my hand at making some clothes out of it, knitphobia or not). Last night I teamed it up with some Yardage Design 'Swizzle' fabric plus bits from my stash. I'm really happy with the result, and you never know in a year or so the centre panel may make its way into a cushion cover as originally intended!
If you're thinking of making a wrap for your little one you'll need 5 - 5.5m of fabric, cut to around 50cm wide. This one's obviously knit, but my previous was a woven fabric. If you're after a tutorial (including how to put it on) - then try here.