I have months upon months until I'll be dealing with diapers, but I'm already considering which dipes and covers that I'd like to use for the baby. I never did sell any of my son's old diapers so I'm pretty well set to use cloth part-time. Thanks to the wealth of knowledge (and the healthy dose of paranoia as it relates to paper & plastic disposable diapers) on the internet, I want to use cloth full-time with this baby as soon as my existing diapers fit. I know that this will mean waiting several weeks, possibly months, because I don't have any newborn sizes and I have only a few small sized diapers and covers. I guess I don't buy all the paranoia about those dangerous disposable diapers since I'm okay with using them in the beginning.
I don't really have any diapers I'd like to buy for the new baby, but I do have one thing I'd like to try. I never used wool with my son and I'd like to with the new baby. The idea of picking up a wool sweater from a thrift shop and upcycling it into wool shorties or longies is terribly appealing. There is a big obstacle to me doing this: I don't sew. However, I do know how to crochet and I might be insane because I want to try my hand at making my own wool shorties or longies. Note that I do not, and probably can no longer, follow a crochet pattern.
I'm not all that crafty, but surely it can't be that hard to make shorts or pants. I'm willing to bet that most yarny-type stores have wool yarn available for reasonable prices. I'm not exactly sure what a yarny-type store is though. Maybe Michaels or Jo-Ann Fabrics? Trip down memory lane time: There used to be a Yarn Store on Beach Blvd., right next door to a XXX theater, and my Grandmother used to park as faaaaar away from that theater as possible whenever she was shopping for yarn - haha. Anyway, a soft cashmere or merino yarn seems like it would make an awesomely soft diaper cover.
What's your verdict? Am I insane? Have you crocheted wool shorties or longies? Can you offer any tips or advice?