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October 22, 2009

Knitting and Little Girls

Filed under: knitting — cindylv @ 5:00 am
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I love knitting.   I love little girls.  I love knitting for little girls.

Madison's cowl neck sweater










Madison Rosie in her cowl-neck sweater.  OK, maybe she’ll grow into it. 

Princess Alyssa










The lovely Princess Alyssa and her snake sweater. Yep, there’s a story behind it.

And here’s a sweater I’m making for Mason Gracie for Christmas.  Don’t tell her.  She hasn’t seen it yet.  I’m also making a matching purse.

Masons sweater










I’m also working on a sweater/skirt set for Madison’s Christmas present, but they aren’t  finished yet.

So I decided that since I love knitting, little girls and knitting for little girls, why don’t I invite the little girls from my street over to learn how to knit?

Knitting with little girls.  Children.  With steel needles. Running around my backyard.  What could be more fun?

Just off the top of my head, I’d guess:

Juggling rattlesnakes?  A greased porcupine chase? Or maybe Lasik surgery without the tranquilizers or restraints?

The three little girls are all beautiful, sweet, loving and um…easily distracted.  We started out with four skeins of yarn, a can of needles, a crochet hook, cheese and crackers, a veggie tray, fruit salad, lemonade and iced tea.

Oh, and I had my best friend Susan. 











And we had a bottle of Pinot Noir (for medicinal purposes). 

And Bailey.  And Ducky.


Bailey and Ducky 









And Pumpkin, who loves children.  For lunch.











Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Introductions were made;  iced tea ignored; crackers, veggies and fruit eaten; lemonade drunk.  The girls chased Bailey and Ducky.  They chased Pumpkin.  Bailey surrendered after two hours, rolled over and showed her belly. 

Her belly










We haven’t seen Ducky in a few days.  Pumpkin hid under the table and pretended to be invisible.  After an hour, he begged to be let back in the house to watch football with Bob.

Invisible cat










Susan decided that she and I would design and knit a few spiders for the girls.  They loved them. 

We ran out of wine.  We still have four skeins of yarn.  The can of needles may be a little short. 

At 5:00, I delivered three kids.  I hope they’re the right kids at the right houses.   We agreed to try again in a few weeks. 

We’re gonna need some more wine–or maybe gin.


August 10, 2009

SSK (Slip, Slip, Knit Two Together)

Filed under: knitting — cindylv @ 9:11 pm
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Grrrrrrrr! It’s weird format day, here at AnUncappedPen. We hope you enjoy the break from straight lines.

I’ve been busy. A knitting fool, actually. I made a cropped sweater for my lovely niece Madison Rosie.

Madisons Sweater

I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn in multiple colors, concentrating on purples and pinks. It’s a little big on her, but I’m sure she’ll grow into it.

Then I made a pink cardigan for another niece, Alyssa. When she was three years old, she brought me a snake from the backyard. So here is my revenge:

Alyssas Sweater

I crocheted the flowers (she’s a girly girl). And the snake detaches for washing. Here’s a closeup of the detail:

Alyssas Sweater Detail

My current WIP (Work In Progress) is a red and black cardigan for Mason Gracie, a tiny smidge of a niece. I’ll post the photos when I finish.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’re working on another project for the backyard. We took a few hundred yards of shadecloth and wove it between the slats on the patio cover. In 115 degree heat, even a few degrees makes a difference.

Shadecloth Project

shadecloth project 2

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