Smells Like Teen Something
I got the bad news this week that Emily doesn't "need" a Halloween costume, thanks all the same.
I was planning on making this nice one on the left here.
The truth is, it's hard to knit for a teenager. I've knit a few things for Emily, with mixed results. By the time I'd finished one sweater, she had already grown about three inches. Colors we chose for a sweater in the fall were too dorky to wear in the spring. And don't ask me about the poncho.
A knitted pair of socks is always welcome, but often one of the pair finds it's way into the parallel sock universe portal of her laundry basket.
I think I hit it big, though, with this Calorimetry pattern. Em gave it a rave review, at least now while it's still 80 degrees outside and I am not asking her to puh-leeze wear a hat this morning your wet hair will freeze to the back of the bus seat. It's a quick knit, and an ass-kicking stash buster. Since you need less than 100 yards you can rescue quite a few widows and orphans right in time for the holiday season, and maybe make a teeenager say awesome.