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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Knitting is Child's Play

Well, I finished my Bunny Blanket Buddy in plenty of time and have it all ready for our friends' new little boy due tomorrow EXCEPT....the baby was already born last Friday. Crap. That's pretty much the way I roll these days but oh well-at least it's done and ready to be delivered to their home. I cannot decide if I want to add a little face to it or not-what do you think? Leave a comment with your opinion (on the bunny face, not anything else unless it is something nice...) By the way, I could NOT get this to photograph well so ignore the crummy picture quality-it really does look better in person, not so demon-like.


And here is the progress I made on Sheldon yesterday:




While it looks like a little green bikini top, it is in fact his hollow little body-I will stuff it and finish it tonite and hopefully get pretty far on the shell, too. I LOVE knitting this-it is just so cute!! I kept giggling to myself the whole time I was knitting it. (I entertain myself pretty well, even if I entertain no one else.) I cast on in the morning and had the body finished and ready to stuff by bedtime, which is pretty good for me, what with chasing Things 1, 2 and 3 around all day, homework, housework, laundry, grocery shopping and a cold trying to take over. I need to have it finished by Saturday which IS in fact the correct day for this gift at least. I think I can get it done by then, but it will probably be close, especially if I sit around typing on the computer all nite!


Finally, I leave you with the best and most important thing that happened yesterday:



Thing 1, my 7 year old, learned to knit!!! Would ya' look at that?! Move over, Elizabeth Zimmerman! She took right to it and just loved it-she was so proud of her cute, loopy, floppy stitches-as was I! It's amazing to see her delight at doing something Mommy does and I was so proud of her and so surprised, honestly, given her propensity for distraction and scatter-brainness (yes, that is a word because I just typed it and I am making it a word!). It really was the highlight of my day since I am barely fighting off a cold and spent yesterday under a blanket giggling to myself like a lunatic while knitting Sheldon, feeling achy, and sniffling. But anyway, she liked it so much, she climbed in my bed this morning before school, still in her sleepy eyes and jammies, and brought her knitting and sat next to me knitting a row, all the while quietly saying the rhyme I taught her to remember how to do the stitches, while I was sleeping.

What a great way to wake up-I love the smell of yarn in the morning!

6 comments:

Loren said...

The bunny blanket is really cute and I think a little face would add to the cuteness. I can't wait to see Sheldon knit up too. That was one of my favorite patterns in that recent knitty issue. Make sure to bring it in to Mosaic!

hey pat said...

go, thing 1, go! knit it up! =)

Gina said...

Congrats to Thing 1 for beginning the obsession of a lifetime. May her journey be fruitful of projects without much frogging and UFO's...

Bel said...

I love the bunny blanket, too. And you are such a good mommy!!! Teaching the little ones to knit...what a wonderful world!

Gina said...

Did I miss the family today? I thought I saw you guys as I was pulling out of the parking lot?

jody said...

hey Gina-we were gonna come by and we drove into the parking lot and then I looked at the clock and realized I was supposed to be somewhere else- oops! so I didn't come in-but I may go in tomorrow in the morning b/c I have to finish this frickin' turtle and I'm not sure I get the final finishing intructions-give Purl a hug for us!