I have a new favorite baby knitting project! A cozy little bag to wrap newborn baby up in. Disclaimer – it is not meant for baby to sleep in and baby should never be left unattended in the sleep sack. I found this project on Ravelry.com – my favorite knitting project website. I can get lost for days searching for fun new projects to do!
This project took two skeins of yarn, and only a few days for me to complete both the bag and the hat in intermittent knitting sessions. I still have more than half of the second skein left, so I am planning to knit some matching booties as well. It is almost impossible to see in my picture (don’t mind the scary looking baby doll model
…I’ll try to remember to replace the photo with one of my daughter when she is born in a few months!) but there are adorable little owls knitted into the pattern.
Aren’t they adorable?!?! I am just dying to put my baby in them! Also, this is the first time in my entire history of knitting that I purchased yarn somewhere other than your big corporation craft store. I made the effort to drive to one of my local yarn shops and bought some “real” yarn. The pattern recommended Malabrigo worsted, but I used Manos maxima (no website available, but Google it) – any worsted weight yarn will work. Be sure to check the yardage. I don’t think I will ever be able to go back to buying yarn from those big wig stores ever again. This yarn cost 2-3 times as much, but the quality is 100 times better! Totally worth spending the money, and now I understand why. Of course, at our house we have been on a buy local kick for quite some time now. The CSA I just signed up for has a few farms that sell their own yarn. I may have to try that!