I got a message from a childhood friend the other day asking if I would make a cover for her kindergartener's nap mat. Now, as long as I have enough information, I'll knit anything I can figure out how to knit. I'm knit-fearless.
But, I'm a childless woman (cue: sad violins) and while I can imagine or perhaps even recollect what a "nap mat" is, I actually had never heard of a cover for a nap mat. However, with a little sizing info from my friend on the particular mat that her son uses, we decided to do a sort of duvet cover style sleeve for the mat.
She hoped for something super-snuggly and therefore nap-inducing. My favorite snuggly yarn is the lumpy-bumpy homespun variety. And after a quick trip to my local Michaels, with the babe's favorite colors committed to memory, I was able to whip up this little number.
Not bad considering it's the first one that I have ever made, huh?
So, it got shipped off to its new home in Oklahoma, and upon it's arrival, this happened:
And my friend told me that her older son declared that he wished he was back in kindergarten so that he could have one to nap on. How's that for a ringing endorsement?
And in closing, I'll leave you with this photo of Nappy the Naptime Nap Mat Cover cuddling up with his new little man. They make a cute couple, don't they?