Oh, let's talk about knitting today, shall we?
Stumbling around Ravelry one night, I found this (free!) pattern for Legwarmies by Alana Dekos. My Adelaide is such a fan of legwarmers - just like Mama - so I needed to make some for her right away. Looking through my stash, I found these some half-finished socks (whose life was blogged here and here - yes, their entire evolution has been blogged) that I could finally admit - were never going to be finished. They were happily unraveled, and I used the resulting Rowan 4-ply Soft to make the legwarmers. (For sizing reference, I did add 4 extra rows of the pattern to make them just a bit longer for her three year old legs.)
And then she needed a matching hat, right? Sure! I didn't easily find just the right simple pattern for the yarn weight I had, so I made my own. The math? It kind of stretched my brain more than I care to admit. But...I can happily report that it fits. And that she loves it all. Except that the hat has since gone missing, which is driving me nutty in the search for it. (My guess? In that pile of leaves somewhere! Luckily, I know three good Thing-Finders - a la Pippi Longstocking. Time to put 'em on the case...Yup, looks like I just came up with a plan for the day.)