Knitting for children is so gratifying. You can finish something like a sweater in just a few days and feel so delighted at what you accomplished, and then watch them run around in it, looking all cute and stylish even if the sleeves are too long or the waist too short or the stretch a bit much. Toddler bodies are so forgiving... not so much for those of us past puberty.
These rainy days have brought on a slew of knitting and this sweet little pattern, found here, was just my style. Simple. Easy. Able to be followed by someone who still does multiplication by writing it out and counting on fingers in my head. Math is not my strong point I would say. I did have to work some serious brain power though to try and make this pattern work... it was free for a size one but I needed a 3 or 4. Plus my needles and yarn were not the recommended size.
It seemed to me there was going to be a bit too much finagling involved in order to pull this thing off, and it did still turn out a bit small, but I am at least pleased that it looks proportionate and that my little Scout can wear it for maybe a month or so. Plus, it's not a hat, and as we all know, it was time I moved on from those for awhile (did we all know that?).
I am so in love with knitting. I want to become a knitting evangelist. Everyone should knit, including men and small children. It slows you down, makes you productive instead of consumptive, and is a way to give your love and attention to the people around you both in tangible and intangible ways. Have you converted yet?