I’ve been wanting to learn to knit more seriously. I’ve been saying for a long time that I wanted to branch out and learning how to use circular needles this year was a goal. But honestly, all summer long, I’ve been falling back into dish cloths because 1- flat and rectangle is easy and 2- you can finish them pretty quickly, leaving me feeling fulfilled.
But with fall coming, back to school happening and my daughter being more and more vocal about wearing some things that are not hand-me-downs, I had set a goal for myself : come October, she would have a knitted neck warmer and head band that was made by me from yarn she had chosen.
It took a while for me to get the size right. I had to pull apart the neck warmer a few times since the 2 X 2 rib was stretching so much. I really didn’t want her to have it too loose, letting too much air in. I finally landed on 80 stitches and it seemed just right. For the head band, I did the same number of stitches but went for a 4 X 4 rib for 10 rounds, then knit until I was satisfied and finished with the same 4 X 4 rib for another 10 rounds. I’m pretty happy with the result and so is she. She’s been waiting to wear it for a few days now, the temps having been a bit too warm. But the icy cold wind and rain this morning made it perfect and she left home excited to wear something that was totally hers.
And if that is all it takes to make my little lady happy, then knit her more pretty things I will definitely do!