I've written before on how I love wool diaper covers. I wish I had believed people years ago, that they actually worked. When Hugh was born, 13 years ago, I wasn't sewing, and I looked at cloth diapers, but the start up cost was too much (yes, I pointed out how much we'd save over the course of several potential children...). I didn't really start sewing until the third kid, 8 years ago. I didn't get into the cloth diapers until she was almost two. I could have made SO many cute diaper covers!! Even if I had purchased cloth diapers and sewn my own covers....
Anyway. Now, I knit them for other people!
Newborn soakers in a grey/soft white/charcoal blend. Slightly higher in the back to avoid the dreaded plumber's crack. $18 includes lanolizing (but shipping is extra). What modern baby wouldn't love a wardrobe staple like this?
Yarn In: 7837gr
Yarn Out: 42gr + 4873gr = 4915gr
Balance: 2922gr more brought IN than out
Costs: $227.61/222 days = $1.03/day
And yes, I know I still have to add some new yarn to the "IN" total!