We had the delicious pancakes, and Rob said he'd carry Megan for awhile. I said you've got to at least give the FrankenKozy sling a try--it was so crowded, I really didn't want him to try to hang on to her while getting through the crowd. He was willing to try it out!
He didn't put her down while I tied it around them--I felt like such a newbie, LOL. I've never tied one on someone else before! I really like this carrier, I started it in the fall, but finished the leopard print one for the winter and left this one to finish in the spring. The other side is a blue flowery chintz. It was going to have butterscotch coloured straps (the colour is in the chintz fabric), but when I went to FabricLand a couple weeks ago to get thread, they had all these summery fabrics....so I made the straps double sided. I was also worried about the strap length. When I tried the leopard print one, it was inside my coat, and the straps were long, so when I cut the brown straps for this one, I made them a bit shorter and tapered the ends. But then I started carrying her on my back, over my coat, and the straps were just long enough. i couldn't add extra length to the brown straps very easily because of the tapered ends. So I cut off the tapers, and sewed it together with the blue fabric, so about half of each strap is double layer, adding extra strength and support (I don't think the blue fabric would give enough support by itself) but the part you actually tie is only the blue layer. Aren't I clever? LOL. It's so nice and flowy and summery. Now, if we could only have spring again!
You can also see Megan's homemade "BabyLegs" baby legwarmers. A must for the slung baby, it fills the gap when their pants ride up, LOL. They were just a pair of girls' knee high socks, with the foot cut off. Didn't even finish the end. It rolls up, and you don't notice.
I teased Rob that the only reason he wanted to carry her was to keep warmer. He laughed, but didn't deny it :)