Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Reece loved his whale! And I was very pleased with how it turned out and am pretty excited to try more of Linda's patterns.
After requesting a pair of fingerless mitts, I set Reece free in my stash of yarn so he could pick something he liked. He picked red, which didn't surprise me at all. I finished them up on Sunday night and when he saw them Monday morning he squealed in delight making my heart melt.
And then I promptly cast on something for me. I am only a few rows in, but hope to be well on my way by next week.
I also found a little bit of time to do some needle felting, creating some colourful spring flowers that I hope to use for a little bunting.
Doula reading has been my main focus on the reading front, but I did get a chance to read through this magazine which I received in November. It was my first issue and it is pretty awesome!
What are you knitting and reading this week?
Joining in with Ginny and Nicole
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It is so nice to hear how excited Reece was to see his mitts. And red, that is Emerson's favorite color, along with orange.ReplyDelete
I am glad you are knitting something for you, it is going to be beautiful.
PS- I haven't forgotten and will get an email to you by the end of the week.:)
I am not sure where the red comes from, but it has been his fav from the start. And no worries Tracey, when you have time is fine :)Delete
you are going to look fabulous in the shalom!! Great pattern choice. Love the bright red mitts you whipped up for him :)ReplyDelete
I love the pattern for the shalom sweater. It will look beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks, I hope so :)Delete
You have been knitting up quite a storm :) A shalom is on my list for me soon too. I'm looking forward to seeing yours.ReplyDelete
I try :)Delete
Love those little felted flowers, and those mitts. so cheery!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lisa :)Delete
i love those little free form felted flowers!!!! and i've never met a grey anything that i don't love!!! doesn't it do your heart good when your little actually gets excited about a knit???ReplyDelete
Thanks. Grey and I are friends too :) And yes, my heart loves hearing him get excited about my handmades :)Delete
that's cute that he chose red! sounds familiar... fingerless mitts are perfect for the early days of spring, aren't they?ReplyDelete
The flowers are so love cute! And the mittens are fantastic. I need to do two pairs of those for both girls! What pattern did you use?ReplyDelete
Thanks KC! I sort of created one using this pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-fingerless-mitts-2 I cast on 28 stitches, did 1 inch of rib and stockinette stitch, only did 4 rounds of the thumb shaping and then finished with 1 inch of ribbing. I wasn't sure if it would work, but was really happy it did. And they knit up quick, took me about 90 minute to make one. Have fun!Delete
That cardi is amazing and I am so glad you are making something for YOU!!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I am looking forward to wearing it :)Delete
Hi Kim- Just saw this post and thought about you and your upcoming road trip.. maybe you can get some ideas? http://www.ucreatewithkids.com/2013/02/11-awesome-boredom-busters-for-road.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UcreateWithKids+%28Ucreate+with+Kids%29ReplyDelete
It is so wonderful when they love what we do for them. That squeal of delight had to be music. Your flowers are so stinking cute!ReplyDelete
It was awesome! Thank you :)Delete
You have been very busy! I love the cardigan you are making ~ and will add to my list of things that I will some day have the skill to create. And VERY nice choice on the red mitts ~ your little one has a good eye for color!ReplyDelete
A lot of it was car knitting :)Delete
Love the felted flowers- so pretty.ReplyDelete
My boy loves mitts too...it's so sweet when they get excited about something you make!ReplyDelete
You are a very busy lady..love the mittens so cute...I can see spring is in the air your flowers are wonderful!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, a little bit of spring is so welcome around here even if just in some felted flowers :)Delete
the shalom is a great pattern, it knits up so fast. :) i recently knitted one for myself.ReplyDelete
don't you just love when they enjoy what you knitted for them. :)
Good to know, I had a feeling it would knit up fast, not to find the time :)Delete
Isn't it a lovely feeling when kids ask for you to knit them something! my little guy loves when I make him socks!ReplyDelete
Your shalom is going to be lovely in that blue, hope you enjoy making it, it's a great project - I've made two!
One of the best feelings!Delete
Got to love those squeals over mama-knits! Have fun with your shalom!ReplyDelete
They are the best!Delete
Red Mittens are my favorite. I have 2 pair that a friend made quite a few years ago, who has now passed away. Guess I'd better figure out how to do them before much longer!!ReplyDelete
He loves them!Delete
It makes all of your time and effort so worth it when that are that happy to have mama mades, doesn't it?!ReplyDelete
It most certainly does :)Delete
Your fingerless mitts are really sweet - looking forward to seeing your sweater.ReplyDelete
I love to knit, but am not doing so currently. Finished up a pair of socks most recently and need to cast on again... Reading the Hobbit with my 8 year old son.ReplyDelete
Socks, how fun!Delete
very cute mitts kim! and the whale, so sweet, linda is amazing.ReplyDelete
Thanks Lori, and yes I couldn't agree more Linda is amazing!!!!Delete