My son

>> Saturday, June 26, 2010

Three years ago I was teaching myself how to knit.  I had purchased a DVD that had basic knit and purl instructions, some yarn, and a pair of plastic needles that came with the DVD.  I had a 2 year old daughter and was pregnant with my son and I had visions of handmade knits for all.  My grandmother passed away in 2003 and when she died I came home with a box of cream colored yarn.  No labels on any of the skeins just wound balls of yarn.  After I had mastered knitting and purling and didn't require the DVD in slow motion to knit some stockinette stitch I decided to use up the yarn and make a blanket for my baby to be.  Of course only the simplest stitches would do because I was a complete novice and I needed a project I could pick and put down while I chased after a two year old and battled bouts of morning sickness.  When the blanket was finished I washed and folded it and waited for the baby to put inside.

These are some photos I came across of my son Jack swaddled up in the blanket when he was days/weeks old.  The edge of the blanket has y/o increases and decreases and I threaded some blue ribbon through the the holes as a little edging on the blanket.  I quickly tore it out though when visions of choking ran through my head.

As I write this I am watching my son build a fort.  He ran over to me with the above blanket in hand and asked, "Mommy did you make this all by yourself?"  I replied yes I did and he then informed me that it is perfect (or as he says ferfect) but I need to fix all the little holes on the edge.  :)

Hope you are having a wondeful Saturday!


The Holiday

>> Saturday, June 19, 2010

So last night I wanted to knit.  Work on my project.  A project that nobody in the house is excited about but me because it is only for me.  My current knit is the featherweight cardigan.  There are 1,577 of them on Ravelry so I don't think I can go wrong with this one.  I am knitting it longer in the body and so I am doing what seems to be thousands of knit/purl stitches to keep that stockinette going.  On a warm June evening what is a girl to do to help encourage masses of knitting using lace weight yarn???

 Well I turned to my TV for a little help.  The Holiday.  An adorable romantic comedy that takes place over the Christmas holiday.  I have to think that you have all seen it because this thing is chock full of beautiful knits.

Some are just so gorgeous that make me feel like if I knit them then I will look like Cameron Diaz or Kate Winslet :)

Other knits in the film (along with the beautiful English setting at Christmas) just help make me feel like knitting...unlike the summer sun where I am.

A few of the light sweaters that Kate Winslet wears just help me want to finish my own light knit so I can wear it.  So there you way to help inspire hot weather knitting.  Hope you are having a wonderful father's day weekend!



>> Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hello everyone.  I intended to get over to this space weeks ago.  Everytime I would try something came up.  You know the drill.  I didn't have the right photo to show or I decided to chuck it and go to a baseball game with my family.  Date night with my husband.  Good TV or a movie.
I intended to knit a bunch of mitts like I did last May and Hats like last June.

Instead of all of that I'll get back into the saddle by sharing a few photos from a trip we took up the Oregon Coast at the end of May. 

We combed beaches and explored.  It was a nice way to kick off summer. Since I've been home I have been attempting to settle into a new summer rhythm.  The weather has been cooler than normal which has thrown me off but next week I hope to start up our weekly trips to our favorite beach.  I am working on a summer knit for myself (gasp) I know usually everything I make is for my children but I am hoping to finally make something that I really like for myself. 

I hope you are all having a nice start to summer and I'll post some more info on my knit soon.


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