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.
Project: 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.