Melissa is taking a small blogging break and so more from my little household. This summer my son told me he wanted to learn one thing and one thing only: how to knit himself a hat. He loves to wear a nightcap to bed and he grew out of his old one. So, with trepidation in my non-knitting heart, we took a trip to the store - and found the "KNIFTY KNITTER" - a fabulous product that makes knitting a hat into a project that is achievable for seven-year olds and thirty-two-year olds alike! If you haven't tried it, you should - it's so great. I myself keep stealthily picking it up and doing a row. And for some reason it is hilarious to me to hear my son saying things like: "I'm not ready to go to bed yet; I'm still knitting" or, "mom, can you please hand me my knitting?"
While he knits I embroider. I've been trying to transfer some of the four-year-old's pictures onto fabric as suggested in soulemama's terrific book. Very satisfying (and if you look closely you can see my awesome new sketchbook that I found at the black apple).
And while I embroider, the four-year old gets bored so we do things like pull out the bin o' halloween costumes and she wears her chicken costume (SEVERAL sizes too small - I can only imagine how excruciatingly uncomfortable it must be to wear, but such is the price of beauty) around the house.