Sometimes it’s nice to have small easy knitting projects.
When your time is not scheduled for knitting, it’s nice to be able to drop your work and pick it up easily. Without having to spend more time puzzling over following the knitting instructions than actually knitting! I first learned that as a family caregiver, when I might get an hour without being called, or maybe only a few seconds!
This week has been one of those weeks for small projects. The weather turned cooler, so I decided it’s time to try a head wrap. It’s not quite cold enough for a knitted cap, and it’s too chilly for a summer hat.
A head wrap is a nice alternative. Its openness in the back keeps the head from overheating in mild weather while it covers the ears nicely. This one was quick and easy. 2×2 ribbing in short rows for shaping. Next I want to try my own version with a different stitch. Maybe a Fisherman’s rib would work well.
The acrylic yarn I used is reused from a shawl I didn’t like. There was a LOT of yarn in that shawl, so even after making a second shawl I still have yarn left over!
And my second project is a dishcloth made from cotton yarn left over from another project. So in addition to getting my knitting in, I’m using up some of my stash. Dishcloths wear out, and it seems like they all wear out at once! It’s nice to have a stash of completed dishcloths.
Their bright colors add a fun whimsical touch to kitchen chores.
Keep knitting to your heart’s desire – or someone else’s,
Ina Gilmore, M.D. (Retired)
“The Knitting Dr.”
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