My kids sometimes feel like cobblers kids.
I knit all the time, but things for them seem to take longer than they'd like. Part of this, of course, is because they never ask for something for which they're happy with a specific pattern. If they want, for example, wrist warmers - they don't want wrist warmers from any patterns I can find, they want something ... different.
So, I wind up designing something custom... And designing takes time.
Recently, Kitty has been swiping my gloves. Like me, she has hands that aren't quite what women's glove makers have in mind. I offered to make a pair for her, and she pointed out this delay issue.
I took that as a challenge (though she didn't mean it that way). I bought the yarn within days, and began knitting. Again, without a pattern in mind because, well, standard patterns don't fit us.
She has challenged me in another way. She wants plain gloves.
No cables. No lace. No colorwork. No texture beyond basic ribbing for the cuffs.
That challenge is harder.
I'm trying to persuade myself that the fiddli-ness of the fingers will be enough.