It is Labour Day – the official “end of summer” for many, at least around here. The kids go back to school tomorrow, and the weather is always unpredictable from here on out. This weekend has been typical of many Labour Day weekends – rainy and on the chilly side. A good weekend to stay inside and snuggle up with your knitting under a nice blanket. Or maybe cuddle up with your knitting that IS a nice blanket. It would be pleasant to have someone to keep you company in this snuggly venture, wouldn’t it? Well, let me introduce you to Draggo, the newest creature chez Joey.
Draggo is all the things we’ve just been thinking of – a bit blanket, some knitting to do and some company while you do it. Draggo isn’t very chatty, more the grumpy, silent type, but that just means he won’t comment if you make a mistake.
Now don’t get too concerned that you have SO much to do – kids to get ready for school, lunches to pack, laundry, etc etc. Draggo is flat and cuddly, but he is not as big as a blanket – he’s only about 40cm/16″ tall. He is knit mostly in the round, so there is not a lot of seaming to be done at the end. And he has only minimal stuffing, so even that won’t take long. His pocket and the little baby that rides in it (his name is Blob) are optional, but really, you want a Blob don’t you?
Of course you do! Draggo is now available for sale, either through my Ravelry shop, or at Shall We Knit , should you happen to be out New Hamburg way. Karen will also have Draggo kits available at the K-W Knitter’s Fair, next Saturday September 11. I’ll also be at the Fair, so if you see good ol’ Sock Monster hanging from my bag come on over and say hi! I may even have some swag on me!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have laundry to ignore, lunches to not think about, and a kid who is happily playing, not thinking about school tomorrow. I think I hear my blankie calling.