Very recently I decided that it was time to re-learn to knit. Years ago I made a scarf (I know…how original), but I figure with 2 little boys it is the perfect time to pick up the needles again. I planned to knit both kids a hat and mitts for Christmas, but there was two little problems with my plan.
Problem one: I am not exactly an expert at making things the right size so I needed to test the hats on the kids and that is where the dilemma lies. If I test the hats on the kids heads they will know that I am making them hats for Christmas. While chatting with my sister she mentioned that she is also knitting hats for her boys for Christmas, and she tries the hats on the kids while they are sleeping. Her husband thinks it’s child abuse, I think that it is genius. Unfortunately I didn’t talk with her until after I had already started knitting so my hats will not be a surprise. If I am still knitting next year maybe I will try the sleeping trick.
Problem two: Mittens are HARD, at least for someone with a couple of weeks of knitting experience. So the solution is a hat and scarf, maybe mittens will happen a little later on.