I knit this in record time. It's that kind of last-minute knitting project and I am in love with it. It's a free pattern, Schmatta, by Kay Gardiner of Mason-Dixon Knitting fame. I entered very little information about it on my Ralvery page because I stole the lovely bulky wool yarn and 13 needles from my eldest daughter's stash. She was working on a doll scarf and the minute she was done, I jumped on it. We traded yarn. She got a skein from that unfinished sweater yarn of mine.
The unexpected bonus from fitting small knitting projects into my life is the girls are knitting now too. Both the 9 and 7 year old. They learned last year, but it was short lived. They learned again about a month ago and took off. They make "thingies" and "blobs" and we bind off when they look interesting (or they are sick of them) and fashion them into doll clothes, scarfs, or kerchiefs, which are great with unplanned increases. They don't work with patterns, just go for it and we increase and decrease as needed. It's pretty awesome. I love teaching them and am so happy they are content with not using patterns right now, but just learning how to make shapes and deciding what to do as they go. We have the most chic doll shawls to show for it. I need to gather these up and show them.