Introducing April!

Hi! I’m April. I’ve been knitting since I was 7 (yikes.. that means almost 20 years) off and on. My first project was a “big bird yellow” blanket for my barbies. Lots of cross country skiing and engineering school kept me busy until recently with the birth of my kids. I’m not a person who likes to sit still, so I revived my craft while holding my sweet littles.

I’m at home with my kids this summer taking a break from my other life as an engineer. I’m licensed to sell two products: Vanilla baby diaper covers and the Dear Liza hat (special thanks to Annie for sharing this pattern with me). I’ll list both of these as finished objects as I have them available. I’m most excited about being able to knit the diaper covers “custom”. Here are the details.

Pricing

I primarily knit on a Your Yarn My Needle (YYMY). You pay the cost for the cost of the yarn and I provide the labor. At this time, I strongly prefer you select Cascade 220 wool for your yarns to ensure quality. I’m hoping to expand to custom dyes in the future. If you have a special yarn you are interested in having me use, please let me know and we can discuss our options.

Knitting prices are as follows:

  Newborn Small Medium Large Extra Large
Vanilla Soakers $18 $20 $21 $23 $24 $28 $27 $33 $30 $35

Note rates are introductory for August and September 2011. In October, prices will rise to align with EviePants pricing by Nachomama and Mandy.

Wool items do not come lanolized. I am happy to provide instructions on how to lanolize. I’m happy to lanolize for you for an extra $5. Please note that this will delay your shipping time by several days while they dry.

I am also willing to ship products at your expense. I ship first class with a delivery confirmation. I love it when you let me know how you like things when they arrive.

Standard sizing:

 

Newborn

Small

Medium

Large

X-Large

Waist 12” 13.5” 15.5” 18” 19.5”
Hip 13” 16.5” 19.5” 22” 24.5”
Rise 17”* 19.5” 21” 22” 23”
Crotch Width 3.5” 4” 4.5” 5” 5.5”

 *Note newborn sizing comes with buttong down flap for umbilical cord.

Dear Liza hat $20.

I’m happy to do matching hats or booties as well. Message me about pricing at april_privett@yahoo.com.

Diaper cover soaker garmets are knit with permission from Love Unlimited using a cottage industry license.

 

Policies

This is a work in progress. I’ll be adding to it as I go, I’m sure.

-unless specified, longies, shorties, soakers come with a rolled cuff and an i-cord drawstring

-wool items do not come lanolized. I am happy to provide instructions on how to lanolize. I’m happy to lanolize for you for an extra $5. Please note that this will delay your shipping time by several days while they dry.

-I ship first class with a delivery confirmation. I love it when you let me know how you like things when they arrive.

Trade ideas

Updated 8/15

I am always willing to consider doing knits for trade, rather than cash! I love WAHM stuff: clothes, unusual jewelry, all things crunchy, try me!

Some ideas for now:

ISO
Diapering
(stains OK, good elastic and closures a must)
-apparently, I’m a sucker for cute fitteds, sized to fit a 13 lber on up or one size. I’m very interested in prints based on classic children’s books. I’d love to try Orange Diaper Co, Sbish, Elbees, KL Marvel, Bububebe, Sticky Peas, Bugga Bugga Boutique. I love Mutts, particularly M/L Babyshapes. Snaps or snappiable, not an Aplix fan.
-I’d consider fleece or wool covers embellished with characters from children’s books (no Pooh).
-Goodmama hip snap covers, maybe 2 pair

Maternity/birth/nursing/postpartum
-try me on nursing tops, tanks and jammas, size M or L

Baby/Kids
-Sweet Pickles books, we have some already, try me on titles.

Leftovers
-I’m interested in hand stamped items, but picky
-I’d love to get some colored glass straws, preferrably bent ones

-I’d love an assorted pack of biodegradable poly mailers
soft yarn for knitting, Purewool!, MM on Gaia, other super soft/HC or super soft undyed

 

Evie Pants!

I am now a licensed Evie Pants knitter. I can knit longies, shorties, board shorts, capris, soakers, and skirts. You can add ruffles, cables, pockets. I can use your yarn or mine. I can dye yarn especially for you. I am open to trades. If you’re interested in having me knit something for you, email me: nachomamasknits@gmail.com

Pricing: (Take 20% off these prices until June 1 for my official opening!)

  Newborn Small Small/
Medium
Medium Medium/
Large
Large Extra Large
Soakers $20 $23 $25 $28 $30 $33 $35
Bloomers $35 $38 $41 $45 $50 $55 $60
Shorties $27 $30 $33 $37 $40 $45 $48
Capris/Board Shorts $30 $33 $36 $40 $45 $50 $55
Longies $33 $36 $40 $45 $50 $55 $60
Skirties $40 $43 $48 $50 $55 $60 $65

 Pricing does not include the cost of yarn, just the cost of having me knit it. If you provide your own yarn, this is the price + shipping, if necessary. If I provide the yarn, I just charge you what the yarn cost me, unless I’m dyeing it for you. In that case, message me for an idea on costs.

Standard sizing (or I can knit custom from your measurements)

  Newborn Small Small/Medium Medium Medium/Large Large
Waist 12″ 14″ 16″ 17.5″ 19″ 21″
Hip 14″ 16″ 18″ 19.5″ 21″ 23″
Rise 14″ 16″ 17″ 18″ 19″ 20″
Thigh 7″ 8″ 9″ 10″ 11″ 12″
Inseam 1.5/3/6″ 2/4/7″ 2.5/4.5/8″ 3/5/9″ 3/5.5/10″ 3.5/6/11″

 

I’m happy to do matching hats or booties as well. Message me about pricing.

This garment was knit with permission from EviePants Wool via a cottage license. EviePants assumes no responsibility for the quality or safety of this knitted item. If you would like to learn more about this pattern or licensing options, please visit
EviePants Wool at http://hyenacart.com/EviePants

About NachoMamasKnits

Hi! I’m NachoMama. I’ve been knitting for 10 years. I’ve recently started experimenting with dyeing yarn using non-toxic dyes. At this point, I’d like to give a go of having my own little knitting business. I’m in the process of becoming a licensed knitter of longies, shorties, skirties, soakers and bloomers. Stay tuned for more on that.

I can also do all sorts of other items, hats, socks, booties, you name it. If you’re interested in having me knit something for you, you can contact me at nachomamasknits@gmail.com for more info.

Update!

See this post for info on Evie Pants stuff.

I’m sure I’ll be updating with terms and conditions soon, too!