A while ago I saw a thread on Ravelry which had me wondering - the posters were discussing playground safety for children.
Now, you know me - my kids were Playcentre kids - when they fell over they picked themselves up and dusted themselves off, I don't believe in fencing the entire shoreline or sterilising your kid's cup until he is 15, but the thread did trigger a little idea.
So here it is - the Little Ripper, it's a "playsafe" cowl in sizes 1-6 years which just tears off if junior gets caught in a tree or by a bully, the fabric is a cellular style stitch pattern, very bulky and squishy, while the yarn is sportweight, making the garments light but warm. I used my own handpainted yarn and was delighted with the effects of the stitch pattern on the colourway.
The hat is very plain, quick and easy, and both pieces are reversible - jeepers it just keeps getting better!
The photos are not very inspirational - my model is a little...stiff, unfortuantely my favourite little person is still in London and her Mum is rubbish at taking photos.
Cool - now that I have got that out of my system I can resume getting the Victoria and Clipper patterns sorted, and boy oh boy do I have another cute one lined up!
I do not feel that I have any authority to discuss the bushfire situation - it is a desperate human tragedy happening just next door. Please go donate to the Red Cross then visit Serendipity who has organised a raffle as a thank you.
Another Australian who use our help is wee Ayla -if you are a Ravelry member see the details here then knock out a wee hat or two (or 3, 4, 5...)