In this household there are several factors that are mandatory if you want to learn to knit.
1. You have to wear your PJ’s. I don’t know why but whenever the kids express an interest in knitting it always seems to be when they are in their PJ’s. Maybe it because when they are sick and bored knitting always seems to be mentioned as a way to keep themselves occupied or maybe it’s just because I seem to do most of my knitting when I’m in my PJ’s after tea when it’s my time to relax. Either way – PJ’s are a must.
2. Start knitting while standing in the kitchen so Mum, who is madly rushing around trying to get tea prepared and cooked, can keep an eye on your progress.
3. Have Milly sitting behind you expectantly waiting for you to drop something. Milly has not yet worked out that wool and needles do not mean food and that she will not be fed – no matter how cute she looks.
I refer you to the photo below in order to support the above facts.
Ohh and by the way – Elise is knitting a piglet. Progress is slow but steady at this point in time.
I have been knitting too.
Two beanies as a friends were expecting their second child shortly and of course we didn’t know what sex the child would be.
Luckily I just got the second one made the day before their beautiful baby son was born. How’s that for timing? I’m glad he was a boy as the second hat turned out so well. I used the Easy Roll Brim Beanie hat Pattern from Crazy Aunt Purl and cast on just 64 stitches. Knitted about 5 inches and decreased. Too easy and it is soooo cute. Got to admit it’s been years since I have knitted something that small – but it was fun and so quick to do.