i think, after careful research, we're going to go with the following:
the diaper stash
kissaluvs fitted diapers - which we'll use for overnight and long outings.
recycled t-shirt diapers - which i'll make and we'll use the majority of the time
wool soakers - which we'll use as diaper covers. but i'm not quite clear on how/when to wash and lanolize them. so i still need to continue my research on this. i may also sew and/or knit some of my own when time allows.
for now, we're using some velcro nikky covers over chinese prefolds, in a reverse angel fold, secured with a snappi. these were a few larger diapers included in a lot i purchased from ebay before i was a parent. it's not the best cloth diapering option, but it'll work until i can beef up the diaper stash.
the washing regimen
i haven't decided about the diaper pail yet. should i have one in her room - dry - and one in the basement - wet? or should i just have a small pail upstairs and keep the washing machine full of water where i can dump them nightly and let them soak for a couple days before i do the laundry?
i doubt i'll hang them in the sun to dry. we live in a city near lots of busy streets. i feel like the smog and dirt to which they'd be exposed might not be so nice next to a baby butt.
so that's the plan, at least. i'll report back on our progress.