September 23rd, 2011I Know How to Make Things!
High school can be trying. It’s even more of a hassle when you’re trying to keep warm during class and your only option boils down to a sweatshirt. The school dress code forbids wearing jackets during school because they cause a “distraction.” Anything with buttons or a zipper is classified as a jacket, as far as the school board is concerned. This brings us back to sweatshirts.
Take your average teenage girl who has spent most of her morning primping and getting her hair just so. Then drop them into a cold classroom and hand them a pullover to keep warm. So much for hair. I wanted to give Lisa a wider range of options that would both keep her warm and not mess up her hair. In the ultimate act of paternal sacrifice, I picked up my knitting needles to seriously construct something for the first time in two years. I dug through long forgotten yarn and found two skeins of Cascade 220 Heathers in a teenager approved color. After all the other back-to-school shopping, I needed this project to be as cost effective as possible. I pulled out my copy of Fitted Knits and prayed that my intended project would pass muster.
She gave the go-ahead and then (*gasp*) I pretty much knit it without wandering off or getting distracted by shiny things. Once it was all finished and blocked, but before Lisa could wear it for the first time, we ran into a tiny issue…