The things we do for our children.
Son #3’s latest. Fingerless mitts in Demons’ colourway.
I didn’t even use a pattern for this. I just cast on what I hoped would be an appropriate number of stitches and went for it (note to self: knit a band of rib or moss next time before launching into stocking stitch). He requested blue and red, and it wasn’t until I was ready to add a stripe of red after the thumb hole that he sheepishly asked for the red to be in "this" pattern [insert hand gesture here].
That was when I realised. We have a little AFL football fan on our hands.
Since then, I’ve had several requests from his classmates to knit more in their favourite team colours. Jeez I must have done a bad bad thang in a past life.