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Friday, March 28, 2008

This year I've been learning to knit, and am really having fun! I've never been the kind of person to sit and do just one thing at a time. So knitting is a perfect fit for my need to constantly fidget and do something relatively productive.

In school, I'd read a book under my desk and listen to the teacher (yes, I was actually listening and taking notes) at the same time. It drove my teachers nuts. When I watch tv, I'm working on a project. When I listen to sermons, I'm taking notes and drawing in the margins.

My knitting repertoire is very limited. So far I can make hats, scarves, and mittens. But my friend and teacher Mrs. D. is wonderfully patient, and teaches me something new to make every time I visit her.

Below, Colson shows off his "Viking-colored scarf" and a very pointy watch-cap. He looks like a little gnome in that hat. Or a conehead.

This is one of a series of watch-caps I've made for the boys. It's the same pattern used to make watch-caps for "Master and Commander." The caps look very nice on handsome Hollywood actors, but I find that adorable four year-olds can pull them off quite well.

Braden was not thrilled with holding still to model a scarf.

I managed to convince him to try to smile.

Braden and Brogan wanted mittens out of this colorful yarn. The flash on my camera muted the color a bit; they're pretty bright. Braden's pair are finished, and Brogan's pair are nearly done - they just need thumbs.

Here's Brogan modeling his scarf and one of a pair of navy blue mittens I'm making. I haven't added the thmbs yet. I don't like doing thumbs - they're quick to do, but you have to knit in such a small circle that my hands get tired easily. So I knit both mittens and add the thumbs at the end.

And a matching scarf for Hubert.


At 8:27 AM , Blogger Meliss said...

Maybe you can guess why I'm visiting your blog today. I think I'll come back again later. :)

I got in trouble when my 4th grade teacher caught me reading in class.

Good job on all your knitting projects!

It must be the age: Evan behaves like Braden when it comes to pictures.


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