Saturday, May 29, 2010

Three Needle Bindoff

Now to knit the sleeves and a neck band or collar.

I like this flat seam!

I did the three needle bindoff ONCE with seven year old Eve. This was three years ago with one of my second graders whose internet pattern called for this technique. We googled to find the video and were very successful.

I used dpns, my favorite with doll clothes. You're right, Ruk, it is nice and flat and perfect for a doll sweater.

Her Socks - Done!

Finally, I finished my knee socks!! I've been distracted by other things and other projects. Beside the toes are special pieces of sidewalk art done by cute family members.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Baby Pumpkins!

I finally found two baby starts on my pumpkin vine. The patch had become so unruly that I trimmed a lot of it and then today discovered that yes, there really are two very tiny pumpkins forming.

Knitting While on Computer

This is a very quick and easy pattern and can be done while waiting for sites to load. We have super fast wireless here but.............. it's not fast enough for me!

Knitting While Blogging

So while the videos are uploading, I'm knitting. Yup, I knit as often as I can!

"Smarty Pants" and "Knitting Girl"

I do hope I have your names right!! You two are great knitters already!

Happy Baby

Happy Baby, Happy Parents

The knitted gift is a huge success. Baby vocalized, squeezed, tugged the limbs, and threw the new toy! It was so fun to watch. Well done, Little Bit (the creator of the pictured knitted toy)!

Knitted Gift from Little Bit

With just a little help from bigger hands, Little Bit finished an adorable "person" to give to a very special baby. Baby is a future knitter; right now, Baby's Mommy is an expert at sock knitting.

Adults Are Totally Impressed

Yes, this little knitter is phenomenal. She will no doubt be a famous knitting designer in the near future. For more information on her knit people, you can messager her on Ravelry via MalinoisMama.

Show and Tell

Little Bit is a prolific and experienced knitter at a very young age.

Smart, Young Knitters

Knitting is fun for all ages.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mud & Park Jacket Sans Buttons

Oops, I forgot to take a picture of the jacket with the buttons. When Grandson begins to wear it, size three and longer because he's a tall boy, I'll post a belated picture.

Spool of Thread

A spool of thread is fascinating when the manipulator is 19 months of age!

Buttons on New Sweater

My little helper was enthralled with buttons on a card and a spool of thread. He also advised me that the sewing needle was "owie, owie" and to "be careful, Namaa."

New Cotton Yarn Dishcloth

We bought this yarn yesterday and it called me to knit something NOW!

We always "need" yarn! Then we walked down the buttons aisle to find the perfect buttons for the Mud and Park Jacket.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Most Special Grandson

Dishcloths Galore

Our little visitor is trying to be so independent, bringing me dpns (yes, he slid a size one out of sock in progress and so proudly handed it to me!) and feeding himself, removing clothes from the dryer, wiping his own hands and spills, etc. so I'm knitting more dishcloths. We're using a lot this week!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Boys and Electronic Organ

Whew! They can be loud!!

Knitting in the Car

On the way to the airport, I knit a few rounds on Hubby's Father's Day socks. Then, I was too busy to knit and here's why!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

His Socks - Done!

He claims they are the most comfy socks ever!

Cloth for Guest Bathroom

If I remember correctly, we haven't had overnight guests since Easter. So, with anticipation of special guests, the guest bathroom gets a needed cloth.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Skyping with Grandson

He can sometimes see my knitting needles (yes, I really do knit all the time) as we skype and tells me "owie." Yes, it would seem like "owie" when four or five dpns are going at once! I'm still on a sock kick.

Little Bit's Felted Project

She designed this and then felted a special case for playing cards.

Little Bit Knitting

This young knitter is more than a pro at her young age.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ready for Brooklyn

She will arrive some time this August! This tiny sweater was minimized with fewer cast ons and shorter length in hopes that newborn Brooklyn won't swim in it! To compare the size, it is photographed on top of a 0-6 month version. The tiny cabled hat is a good fit on an 18 inch American Girl doll.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Relaxing Knit

Almost finished with the "Mud and Park Sweater" for Grandson. What a great weekend, with a nice thunderstorm yesterday and then cooler weather (less than 90 degrees) so that we could sit outside to sip and knit and compute.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pocket of Mud and Park Sweater

After our long walk, I cast on the right front to Grandson's play cardigan in size 3. He LOVES the park and has discovered mud, tiny sticks, little rocks, and that silly plastic confetti that is sold at card shops. Can you imagine what Mommy will find in this pocket?


While at the computer, trying to upload the knitting video, a cute duo skypped me! Is that how you spell this verb? Is it even a word??

Video is Stubborn

I camped out at my computer for an hour this morning, trying repeatedly to upload a cute video of a darling young knitter. I still can't succeed. It's so annoying. I'll keep trying; the video plays great on my computer, I just can't upload it. However, while waiting, I knit a fan and feather dishcloth for my kitchen.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

His Socks -- Half Done

He claims this sock is "the most comfortable sock ever." I'll cast on the second sock this evening.

Skyping with Family

Going Green is Done

Also found some cotton aqua in my sewing room and played with a design by Rachel, found on the net.

April Kal


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Going Green

His preference of size is six inches square. We are going more and more green; haven't used paper towels or paper napkins in a very long time.

Brooklyn's Size 0-2 Months Sweater

His Socks - In Progress

Her Socks - In Progress

Monday, May 10, 2010

Kitchen Gift

Some of the kitchen cloths are looking well used. Time to discard and replace! I found this cotton in my stash and used it all.

Baby Girl's Sweater

We both worked on this cute infant kimono style sweater. I'll change the neck so it doesn't roll but otherwise really like this cute design. Maybe I'll make it a tad smaller too for a newborn.