I decided to knit Mittens. Mittens are apparently my kryptonite.
Truthfully my big boy has had a little bumpy pre-school adjustment. We're slowing getting better, but I tell ya, his teachers are SAINTS. And despite all of the tears, I do know he really likes them. In fact last Thursday he wanted to invite one of them over for dinner so she'd keep playing with him. :-) One of Parker's teachers is pregnant and due in January, and so I'll give her a blanket. (I have a HUGE pile of un-gifted blankets that I'm just going to start handing out like crazy and get that space back.) But his other teacher, the one who I think is the designated "crying kid" teacher, I want to give her something special too. She's been so great.
SO- I'm making her mittens.
I cast these on and very quickly they grew.
Now- the first mitten is cast off and I'm ready to cast on mitten #2 already! It's amazing how fast mittens knit up when you aren't designing them.
I'm already thinking MORE mittens and maybe a hat for my kiddo.... but I'm full of ideas and we'll see what I actually commit to next. It's both exciting and a little overwhelming to have such knitterly freedom!