Lily is about as fierce as a 9 year old can be. This is something that will serve her well as an adult, but sometimes causes concern for her parents and teachers. She is intense, she is rational, and although she’s got a huge heart, people often overlook it. I like to think of her as a Viking Warrior Queen in training. She likes to think of herself as a Secret Agent Ninja in training.
So when this fierce little thing (who hates the cold) asked if Momma would knit her a cowl to keep her face warm, what was I to say?
We came to agreement on some Three Irish Girls DK that I had in my stash. I pulled out the Honey Cowl Pattern that I’ve knit before and loved. I wanted to make it the larger size so that Lily could loop it around her neck several times. Lily disagreed. She knew what she wanted and what she wanted was a tight fitting cowl.
So I knit the small size. She periodically checked up on my knitting progress (“Momma, are you done knitting my cowl yet?”) She’s a bit of a taskmaster that one. But how do you not love someone that wants knitted items so badly?
Lily was very excited when she was able to wear her cowl to school for the first time. It was a good cowl. A pretty cowl. But it wasn’t quite as functional as she wanted. See, she wanted a ninja mask tight-to-the-face cowl.
What’s a Momma to do?
I MacGyvered it.
One button, one little I-cord loop sewn in place. Viola!
We decided I might have to move the button just a bit as she’d like it even tighter to her face. The really great part about the button is that she can still get it over her head and glasses without a problem before she buttons it up.