Still no new knitting around here… I have been heeding the advice of a couple of wise friends and just giving my hands a rest. I did rebel and spend a few minutes finishing up this baby sack. All that entailed was turning the thing inside out and doing a 3-needle bind off, but afterward my hands felt like they’d been slammed in a door.
- Pattern: Kicking Bag for Babies by Annika (free Ravelry download)
- Yarn: Interlacements Tiny Toes, 1.5 skeins or about 275 yards fingering weight
- Needles: US size 1/2.25 mm and US 3/3.25 mm
- Mods: I can’t remember if this was suggested or not, but I knit the cables on size 1s, then switched to the larger needles for the plain bit. I also made it about 2 inches shorter than suggested. Then I finished the whole thing off with a 3-needle bind off instead of grafting.
This was an easy project that uses up a fair bit of sock yarn. This particular yarn was a prize I won from Lizzzknits some time ago. I thought the colors were gender neutral, and it’s a soft, superwash yarn good for baby. Had I known how nice the colors would turn out, and that the fabric would be so soft and squishy, I may have saved the yarn for socks! I do have about a half skein left, so if I ever get my manual dexterity back I’ll likely make a matching hat with the same cable ribbing.