With the temps dropping and the kids running off to school needing to keep their ears warm, I decided to whip up a little ear warmer.
I have three skeins of this Madtosh Chunky that I really don’t know what to do with. Since this project is done, I now have 2.5 skeins I don’t know what to do with. Chunky yarn makes me uncomfortable!, there, I admitted it.
Making one of these is super simple… I’ll walk you through what I did.
A size 9 needle, provisionally cast on 16 stitches and knit all rows until desired circumference. (I just kept wrapping it around her noggin until it looked like a good fit – snug, but not too snug. Undo the provisional cast on, and graft to your live stitches.
Now for the “bundle” part – I used a size 7 needle: cast on 8 stitches, knit stockinette for 2.5 inches and bind off leaving a tail. Wrap this little piece around the headband (I placed it over the kitchener to cover, but you can do whatever you want), and seam the ends together. Voila!
Little miss was also lucky this week to have her momma make socks for her. She picked the yarn (Regia) and I knit away. Toe-up, stockinette, and can you guess the heel? Do I even need to say it anymore?
They are a little hard for her to pull on, but the fit is good once she’s wearing them… can someone explain to me how my 6 and 8-year-olds have a 56-stitch sock, and I have a 60-stitch sock? And hers is tight? My feet are by no means small either, I’ll have you know. What is the deal?
I think my next priority is to finish my Lightweight Pullover and some other old, languishing WIPs. It’s time to clear out and make way for new things! Speaking of “clearing out,” now may be a good time to go through your stash, before the holidays. I went through mine this week and felt a bit sheepish by the size, but thankfully 2014 hasn’t been a big stashing year for me. I’m having fun working through the stash I have and really haven’t felt much an urge to buy yarn this year. What about you?