Now that the weather is finally starting to break and the leaves are changing colors, my knitting needles have come out of hibernation.
Last year I took on a new knitting challenge. Up until then, my knitting forte had been scarves -- and LOTS of them! But I wanted to branch out and this seemed like a perfect project for the pumpkin patch with my little ones. Nothing screams child torture like being forced to wear a pumpkin on your head. :)
I found this simple, beginner pattern here. I went on a mad hunt to find the perfect shades of deep orange and green and landed with a color combo from the Vanna Choice collection by Lion Brand (the colors I used were Rust and Olive). It is just the right deep, not screaming orange shade AND has a nice softer feel for infants & toddler. Plus the yarn is very forgiving -- when made to the "infant" size of the pattern, this yarn will actually "give" enough to fit my 2.5 yr old toddlers again this year.
This is a quick, easy project. Have fun pickin'!