Another reason that I loved the Handball at the weekend, was that it provided me with four uninterrupted hours of knitting. Despite very strict security procedures I successfully smuggled in my knitting (wooden needles don't get picked up by metal scanners, and dpns look just like pencils on the x-ray machines...), and I managed to finish off all but the last centimetre of this red baby kicking bag, while I was cheering on the Angolan team.
This one is destined for my sister's new baby - a little girl - who is due early in 2012. She will be a winter baby and will surely appreciate a little sleeping bag to snuggle up in.
I've knitted this pattern twice before. Here are two of my nephews modelling theirs.
Aren't they snuggly? This is such a great pattern - simple to knit, and practical to receive. It is a free pattern - you can download the details and see other people's versions of it here.
I do so love finishing knitting projects. Mainly because it gives me license to start something new. I have a second sock to finish for C before Christmas, but I think I should also have something else on the needles too.
Maybe some baby mittens to match this kicking bag? Maybe a new shawl for me? Maybe some armwarmers for O? Maybe all three!