I am used to knitting preemie items, but the size of this sleeping sack surprised me. The pattern gave no indication of the size, so I was quite surprised when the finished item weighed only 20g and barely made a dent in my ball of 4 ply yarn.
Some knitters find it upsetting to make these small items, but I find it strangely uplifting. I suppose I am happy to be making something useful that is hard to find in the shops.
I found the pattern here. It is the "sleeping sack" pattern at the very end of the list. It was fairly easy to knit and involved minimal sewing. It also let me use up some of the many buttons that I have saved over the years. I will definitely knit more of these.
I find it amazing that I could, in theory, knit 5 of these from one ball of yarn. I probably paid about £1 for this yarn. So one sleeping sack costs 20p to make. What else can you buy for 20p these days?
......and now here is a sneak preview of something that I will be working on for several weeks/months. I am combining these 2 coned yarns to make a mystery project and I'm already loving how it is turning out. The pink really is that bright and I'm relying on it to cheer me up during the grey winter months ahead. Watch this space!