Keeping warm

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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!

About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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23 Responses to Keeping warm

  1. barnraised says:

    Lovely! Nice work, mama!


  2. sally says:

    It is very pretty! Lovely colour, and it looks so professional but lovingly handmade at the same time if that makes sense!


  3. Well done you! They look lovely…….here’s to more knitting πŸ™‚


  4. Oh Beautiful! Can you tell me what pattern you used? I wanted to make some last year, but never got around to it (we had just moved). I haven’t been knitting for too long, and was just thinking a few days ago about why that might be. You have inspired me Yanic!


  5. Carlin says:

    they are beautifully done, and i LOVE the color!!


  6. Kim says:

    Yay, you finished them. They look great, and since I have a kiddo who totally appreciate mama made hand knits, I know just how much she loves them πŸ™‚

    Happy knitting my friend. xo


  7. KerryCan says:

    Oh, you’ve only just begun! Pretty soon, she’ll want a sweet, matching cardigan . . .


  8. kathrynpagano says:

    They look great! Well done! I’m knitting something for myself first this year. The barn sweater from Taproot issue 11. I’m pretty excited about it. knit on size 6 and 7 needles it’s coming along fairly quickly.


    • Yanic A. says:

      Thank you! I cast off another neckwarmer yesterday. Sterting a new one again today. I do want to make myself one, but I feel the pull for Xmas presents strongly.

      Oh! That is such a beautiful pattern. I hope you’ll share it with us when it,s done. πŸ™‚


  9. nice knitting you have there and it fits her perfectly πŸ™‚


  10. Appleshoe says:

    Awe, this is such a sweet post. They turned out lovely. I understand the concept of circular needles, but have yet to master it myself. I’m sure your Little Miss will treasure her new lovelies.


    • Yanic A. says:

      Thank you, she does loves them… I love circular knitting. I tried dpn but I’m really no good at it. Someone offered to teach me the magic loop technique on circular needles to do smaller things like socks. πŸ™‚


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