Monday, September 18, 2006

A Finished Object and A Work In Progress

Thanks for the comments. Yeah, I don't eat bon-bons and watch soaps, I knit and watch Charmed reruns. haha. What a tiring weekend. Aren't weekends supposed to be restful breaks? When I typed about my inner-monk I said 4 people, a dog, and a cat. I wasn't counting myself, but I guess I should have said 5 people, since about 70% of the mess is mine. Or maybe 60%.

I turned the heel on my newest jaywalker sock. I knitted a few rows on some slippers that may or may not turn out to be a Christmas gift, and I started another dishcloth. I think I'll make a list of all of my WIPs and UFOs and really work on them before starting the thousand other projects I want to do.

Here is another progress pic of the jaywalker! I swear, I feel like the most boring knitter sometimes. I really want to do a sweater for myself. I've never knitted a sweater, and I think it's time. I need some ideas, though. I also need to finish some things that are going first.


My little knitter made a hat for her baby doll, on her knitting loom. Isn't that cute! She has one started for herself on one of the bigger looms, in the green and rainbowish red heart (oh) that she got for her birthday. I woke up Saturday, to the sounds of LD sitting on the couch, knitting on her loom; saying "I'm hungry, Mom. I'm hungry, Mom." Which is the normal chant around here, but she was working on her loom!

It is so neat to see her pick up her knitting! She is very proud of the hat. She has plans to knit her cousin some golf club sock thingys for his 6th b-day. There is a pattern in the knitting loom booklet. I think I'll crochet (double-oh) a golf tee holder. It's neat, I made one for his dad, it looks just like a huge tea-bag for a cup of tea, but when you unfold it, it is full of golf tees.

So, the FO wasn't even mine! LD has knitted (on needles) half of a face cloth for herself. She decided to bind off when it was a triangle. She uses it, too. I think both of my boys started knitting something - ages ago, but never finished anything.

Well, time to go try to set this place back to rights after the weekend. I really don't know why, though, as soon as they get home, it'll be all undone again! Then, I am going to work on those WIPs, so I can show off my own FO.

13 comments:

Gewel said...

Love the hat. She's a whiz!

And personally? My inner Monk clashes with my outer Clutter Bug.

Whimsical Knitting said...

How sweet that you have a little knitter!
Now, for your sweater, do you want a cardi or a pullover? Long or short sleeves or possibly tank...your thoughts?

del said...

How cute is that hat! Isn't that nice that dd knits?? Mine does, too, but she hasn't become addicted...yet.

Cindy Larson said...

Cool hat!!! DD picked up her knitting yesterday and I actually touched my dish cloth. However the quilt still becons.

tatjana said...

That's so awesome! She's such a prostar finishing a hat already :)

Romi said...

Great hat! How completely cool. :)

Marce said...

Your knitting is far from boring, and you're sharing this crafty talent now with LD - the yarn in your house will be plentiful!!

Your Jaywalker's colors are so pretty!

Larjmarj said...

The sock is looking great! Love the way the colors are knitting up. Jaywalkers are great with stripes.
I was a youngling when I learned to knit, it's a great skill for kids.

Mindy said...

The hat is lovely. Every once in a while my inner Monk comes out, but mostly he is tied up by my inner Joey.

g-girl said...

the hat is great. so you watch charmed reruns? I watch dawson's creek reruns. ;) so it's sweater time for the both of us?? Hmmm...what about the mariah? I've been eyeballing it ever since I saw someone else do it.

cps said...

Cute,Cute,Cute

Jeanne said...

The jaywalker is looking good! Very cute hat - soon she'll be making sweaters!

Mama Bear said...

I love her little hat! It's so great to watch children learn and feel the accomplishment of taking some string and turning it into something useful!