Wahoo-wah!

Okay, so I *AM* a closet UVA fan, especially for basketball, and if you aren’t a college basketball fan, you might not know we’re having a banner year.   One lucky, expectant UVA friend will receive this FO (finished object) this week.

Oh — and UVA fans are Wahoos.  I’m really not sure why, but evidently, I’m not the only person in podunk who makes up words and then inserts them into her vocabulary.

UntitledProject: UVA Kickbag.  This is the second time I’ve done this pattern, and the third kickbag I’ve done.  One friend has already asked for a second bag for …B3 (her second child, and I won’t explain why I’m calling it B3 for privacy’s sake), so evidently, these sacks are functional, so they’re my new go-to-knit for my fertile friends.

Pattern: Kicking Bag for Babies is a very straight-forward, simple pattern.  I love the baby cables in the ribbed top, and after that, it’s mindless knitting in the round with a three-needle bind-off.  I’ve only done this pattern with self-striping/patterned yarns, so it wasn’t mind-numbing.

Yarn:  Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Team Spirit, from The Loopy Ewe.  Yummy goodness, and machine washable too.

Needles:  Knitpicks #3 Rainbow (wood) fixed circular in 16″ length.  (Anyone have the Caspian version?  I need more needles like a hole in the head, but this nature-lover is also a blue-green lover!)

Verdict:  I’m wondering how quickly I could do some for the TWO friends expecting TWINS in the next 45 days or so…  which is to say I really like this pattern.  It’s going to keep a little Wahoo snug as a bug this chilly spring at her first baseball games!  (I’m pretty sure her mom doesn’t read my blog and doesn’t have time right now even if she normally does…)

Now, if  you’ll excuse me I do have TWO baby blankets to finish/start, so back to the knitting.

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10 comments on “Wahoo-wah!

  1. Marjie says:

    I always bought “grow bags” as they were called – a baby blanket/bag with sleeves. Then the little guy could wave his arms around, while still being able to kick, curl up or whatever inside the bag without the bulk. Long sleeved undershirts with built in mittens were a must, of course, to keep the baby from scratching himself. So complex! I’m sure Baby Wahoo will enjoy his bag – or at least Mom will. Good luck powering through 4 more bags in the next 6 weeks!

  2. Katherine says:

    I love kick bags–I just didn’t know that’s what they are called! I knit one for Bryce and he used it for at least three months. I figure that is a long time for a growing baby.

    I love sports, but college sports–not so much and basketball not at all. I watch gold and pro football with DH but never college sports! I get a lot of reading done.

  3. nancytimber says:

    What a darling knit for a newborn. I’ve added it to my Ravelry library:I hope I don’t forget it’s in there.

    WaHoo for all new WaHoos!

  4. Kristyn says:

    Very cute pattern. I would wish your team luck in the tourney but since they play my team on Friday I can’t 🙂

  5. Kathy says:

    That kickbag is cute. I knitted ‘baby buntings’ as they were called way back when. Still have them in the cedar chest.
    Your twin is an avid basketball fan and I’m sure she will forgive you for rooting for UVA….lol.

  6. kathy b says:

    Awww what a great new knit to add to the repertoire. I love that Virginia is ranked so high this year. Lucky friends and lucky babies!

  7. AlisonH says:

    Oh cool! That one I’m thinking is likely to get someone nicknamed Tigger.

  8. Love it! It is, however, too late in the “spring” around here for something that warm, so I need to figure out what to knit for warm weather babies….ideas?

  9. Barbara says:

    Those kickbags are sweet! What lucky moms (and babies!)!

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