First things first. We’re south and west of Sandy’s fury. We still will get many inches of rain and/or snow, high winds, etc., but we’re not in her direct path as those north of here are, nor are we getting the sustained winds those to the east are getting.
I had another blissful weekend. I finished two projects, blocked a third, and can actually share one of those today. I started the Kicking Bag for a little boy baby, but his first-time parents were overwhelmed with gifts galore, so I set it aside… until a dear friend with that newborn I can’t get enough of happened to mention she’d really like a kick bag for her baby girl. I asked if she cared if it was blue and yellow…
Pattern: Kicking Bag for Babies. It’s really a VERY simple pattern, and if I make it again, I might use multiple colors as the pattern suggested. I’d forgotten how easy and tidy a 3-needle bind-off is too.
Yarn: Cuddle Muffin, by Jo-ann Sensations, as in the craft store. It’s a self-patterned yarn, so the yarn did all the work. It’s a synthetic, but it was soft and a little sproingy, so it knitted more like a superwash fingering than an acrylic.
Needle: #3 circular Susan Bates. Boy do they make fingers on a chalk board scrapey sounds. I’m glad to be back with my Knitpick Options in the Harmony Wood tips. Pointy and silent…
Verdict: I’ll knit it again, even though it took forever. It seems much more functional than the bulky weight snuggle bag I made earlier this year.
How was your weekend?
If you’re in the northeast, I hope you’re safe and dry.