Friday, October 2, 2015

His First Project



My little man has taken to knitting in a way I never expected. He gets up in the morning asking to knit, he sits in the afternoon knitting quietly, and before he goes to bed he wants to knit a row or two. It has been an absolute pleasure to watch him, to see the excitement in his eyes, and to sit beside him, both of us with needles in hand, knitting.

He completed his first project on Tuesday, a chicken. I did the casting on for this project, he knit a square, and then I did the casting off. I then set him up with a yarn needle, we folded the square corner to corner to make a triangle, and he stitched up the sides. Near the end, he left a little spot open, stuffed it, and then sewed it up. Together we pulled the left over yarn through the center, to create the body of the chicken, and then tied it off. Reece then finger knit a yellow comb for his chicken and I attached it for him.

To say he was a little excited to see the finished product would be an understatement. That chicken has gone pretty much everywhere with him, and he quickly decided that a baby chick was necessary, and once I cast on for him, he was busy, knitting away, making his baby chick.

44 comments:

  1. Wonderful! What a lovely, lovely first project :)

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    1. Thank you! He has since knit another one, and is currently got one on the needles :)

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  2. Fantastic! Well done to Reece. I see a whole knitted farmyard on the horizon....

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    1. Thanks Emma. Haha, yes, maybe, although right now he is all about chickens, and wants to keep knitting them up :)

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  3. thats is wonderful! how clever :-)

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  4. Oh how awesome! Great job Reece!

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  5. Oh that's just wonderful!!! And you know what, I have the same little guy at home, wanting to knit with his mama on morning and nights... And I think it's thanks to Reece and it's beautiful present last time in the snail mail...

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    1. Thanks Sandra. Oh that is wonderful, I can't wait to tell Reece, he will be so happy Issa is knitting too :)

      We put a letter in the mail this week, should be there soon. Happy weekend to you and your beautiful family, my friend. xo

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  6. Fantastic job Reece. They are beautiful...I love their colours.

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    1. Thanks Erica, I will pass that along :)

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  7. He did a great job! I love children knitting. Hoping my 8yr old gets back into it.

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    1. Thanks Darcel. I love seeing him knitting, and his little friend too. Yesterday afternoon we sat, all three of us, knitting away for over an hour. It was wonderful!

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  8. Oh my gosh, that is the sweetest thing ever!!! It's beautiful. I can't wait to show the girls, they will be so impressed. Nice job! :)

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    1. Aw, thanks Carlin. He is pretty proud of his chickens :) I will pass along your kind words. Who knows, he might want to knit some up for the girls and send them with his next letter :)

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  9. Oh, I just love first knitting projects. And these chickens are beautiful! It's so heartwarming to see how proud our children can be over their handwork projects. Way to go to both of you!

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    1. Aw, thanks Jean. He is so proud of his work, and that means so much to both of us.

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  10. Oh that is so cute and such a fantastic first project - I love that he's really taken to it - nature and nurture working together :)

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  11. That is just the cutest first knitting project ever! Great job Reece, well done!!

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    1. Thanks Anke, I will pass along your message :)

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  12. How wonderful! Now he'll have a very handy skill for life!

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  13. Wow! I am so impressed. Reece did a fantastic job with his chicken. My son would love to make one too. We're big chicken fans around here. Tell Reece he is an amazing knitter!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I will pass along your kind words to Reece.

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  14. so cute! very excited for your little man and his new abilities!!!!

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  15. I am impressed and awed! He did such a great job :)

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    1. Thanks Karen, you and me both. I honestly can't believe how easily he picked it up, and how much fun he is having with it. He just loves it. And I love sitting beside him, both of us knitting away :)

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  16. What a beautiful job! your little man can really be proud of him!

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  17. That is a great project, well done Reese! Nice that he has found another thing he is good at.

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    1. Thanks Matt. He is creating quite the collection of knitted chickens :)

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  18. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Very heart warming to read this post- good on you mom for teaching him- so happy that he loves it!

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    1. It doesn't :) Thank you my friend. xo

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  19. What a perfect first project, I was wondering what he would make first and can't imagine anything better for him, they're great.

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    1. Thanks Sally. He has made four in total, and loves them all :)

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  20. Awe. So exciting and so sweet. Well done!

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