Pocket it
Wednesday October 23rd 2013, 9:28 pm
Filed under: Family,Knitting a Gift

Before John gets here, thought I’d mention. While waiting for Richard at his doctor’s appointment this morning, I worked on an 8″ square(ish) to go in a baby afghan for someone at Purlescence–and I gave it a little pocket.

But it occurred to me: if I don’t sew the bottom shut, then I have reversible pockets, one on each side, but not really pockets because it goes through to the other side at the bottom. Remembering Parker and his blankie, it would be a safe way for a little one to stick their hand through their blankie without tearing anything.

I have not sewn that bottom shut. Should I?

(Added hours later, he’s home, he’s home!)

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I vote for leaving it open. Seems like it would be a neat little surprise that way. And welcome home John!

Comment by DebbieR 10.23.13 @ 10:54 pm

Sew it loose. Then they can poke it through themselves and feel victorious.

Comment by Afton 10.24.13 @ 4:46 am

A blanket with a pocket! What a neat idea!

Comment by Donald Meyer 10.24.13 @ 9:19 am

This is a cool design element – it could be a way to hold the remote control out to change channels in an adult afghan. And really, babies won’t need to keep much change in their pockets, so it doesn’t need to be sewn shut!

Enjoy your son!

Comment by twinsetellen 10.24.13 @ 5:55 pm

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