Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Boy Who Knits

Oh I just HAD to post this! My 10 year old, who is the most energetic, soccer playing, hill climbing, dirtbike riding, toy gun toteing, all-boy kid I have personally ever laid eyes on, takes time to relax and actually LET me snap these pics! I could not believe he let me get these, because he's usually a little reserved about letting the world know he knits. However... he is getting a bit looser about that rule, and even knows I'm posting this :-) Here he is, knitting himself a pair of slippers.


Apparently my 8 year old needed a Caterpiller! He came to me today, with my "Knitted Toys" book, a pair of needles, some yarn and said, "make me a caterpiller, mom!" Soooo... Here's Kyle with his caterpiller finger pupet! BTW... in the interest of good manners, I did remind him to say "please" :-)

Friday, June 8, 2007

Tree Of Life

Well.... since I've been so busy knitting sweaters and such for family and friends all year, I finally decided I need a sweater too! My choice is the Tree Of Life cardigan from Lion Brand. I really love it, and I can't wait till it's done so I can enjoy it!. I actually started it out in "Cranberry" Wool-Ease, and got both front pieces, and half the back done, but I decided that red trees were just not what I had in mind! Soooo... I frogged the whole thing, went back to JoAnn's to get the "Mushroom" instead, and now I love it! Yeay! Unfortunately, the knitting is going real slow because of the end of the schoolyear, fieldtrips, and finals, but what the heck, I won't actually NEED it till fall, so there's plenty of time! Here's a link to the pattern: