It’s no secret that I’m more than a little over-the-moon that my son has taken to knitting. It’s been a wonder to watch him go from all thumbs to a knitter who routinely plops down in front of the TV & knit away through his favourite show. The novelty has worn off a smidge, but he still picks up his knitted snake daily. In fact, he’s at least a half to two-thirds of the way through his first skein of the main color. Like I said, I’m sitting here in awe.
One detail I’ve been struggling with a bit has been finding a knitting bag appropriate for my almost 9-year-old son. I personally have a ton of them, but when I went to look through them for one my boy could use I realized that for the most part what I have is pretty girly. The only possibilities were too small for the 3 skeins of worsted weight yarn he has for this project. Then, a couple weeks ago while I was setting up the May Challenge for Socks with Sarah I noticed that one of the sponsors, Stitched by Jessalu, had a couple notions bags in superhero fabric. Batman for the DC fans & a montage of old school comics for those who prefer Marvel. When I saw these superhero fabrics, I just knew this would be perfect for him as he is currently on a total superhero kick. Since there were no large bags in the comic fabric, I contacted Jess about a special order for my son. Despite being super busy with shows right now, she could not have been more kind and got a special order set up and sewed up in a flash. Yesterday, it arrived.
First of all, it came wrapped (awesome!) with a little hand-written note (awesomer!).
My son was totally not expecting a special little surprise. My kids rarely get gifts outside of their birthdays or Christmas — at least not ones that are wrapped. It’s even more rare for my son to get something like this when his little sister doesn’t. This was a special treat all around.
We grabbed his yarn and were delighted to see it fit his little project perfectly.
With all his materials in order, my little knitter got right to work. Yep, I think we nailed it. Thanks, Stitched by Jessalu!