7.02.2008

summer



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.

20 comments:

berto xxx said...

Having fun reading of your blog.


berto xxx

melissa said...

Yes, I noticed that "internet gambling" had a very nice comment. Must have come from a very educated and kind computer brain! Ha!

Anyway, you are so hilarious Lynne, you kill me! A. and I about fell off the couch reading your post. I think A. wants to take up knitting too. Though I'm not sure if he'd wear the nightcap, as he's a huge nighttime sweater!

Daria said...

So funny!

Lauren said...

I love that E is knitting!! I can't wait to see the final project - I loved knitting because I remember we were allowed to watch TV if we were knitting - which was a rare thing in our house!

I don't remember finishing anything though....

BTW You can delete that weird comment so nobody clicks on it and goes to some site that will give their computer a virus.

xo

Oliver Rain said...

Very crafty. I can't wait to see the finished hat. He's very ambitious. Love the embroidery. What a great idea. You also have a sweet little chicken.

Renae said...

My kids love those circle knitting looms. One of my daughters likes the smallest size so she can make hats for dolls or newborns and give away. Good for your boy that he is getting in on the trend. My son will do it too, though he is not quite as into as maybe he should be to finish a project.

Little Lugs said...

It's so sweet to see kids crafting! I'm a big fan of those knitting looms; my Mom and I use them to quickly knit lots of warm hats for donation to charities in the winter months. I love the thick, squishy fabric they produce.

Jen said...

Now E will be the one knitting blankies for all the new babyies. So, so, so great of him to learn. Gotta love him...oh and the chicken too! Man, your kids are cute!

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Tammy said...

I love your nifty knitting son and super chicken girl!!!

Hmmm...just to be a fly on the wall!!!!

Prue said...

My son is also desperate to learn to knit but he is only 4 years old - I've just made him and his sister jumpers (sweaters) for winter and he wants to get in on the knitting fun. I thought of getting out the knitting nancy (a smaller version of what your son has - only about 8 pegs) - I'll have to go looking for it to see how we go. I have told him that if he still wants to learn in a few years time that I will happily teach him. Want to encourage that!!

Audrey said...

I love that he is knitting! I guess if he can do it, I should try too!

lera said...

A few years ago we had an on-going HFPE activity of making preemie hats using those types of looms. I think they are great for children to use.

Barbara Brown said...

my boys are into knitting also. my oldest wanted to knit his bear a hat only i don't know how to knit in the round so he found instructions in my "complete guide to needlework" book and did it himself. totolly amazed me. i still can't figure it out.guess i'll have to have him show me. our four year old son is also big into night caps, belts gloves, etc... guess he thinks the fashion police will visit while he is sleeping.

Jess said...

I don't know how you keep up with the fashion trends in your house, it must be exhausting!
Eagerly awaiting your new website!

david santos said...

Wonderful!!!
Have a nice weekend

Kathryn said...

Way to go dear boy. I can only guess what his friends will get for Christmas. The embroidery in the picture is lovely.

jojo-caramel said...

Magnifique Photo !!!! J'adore !
:)))

Joslyn said...

it's like my four year old and your four year old are the same person...audrey loves nothing more than dragging out the too small halloween costumes and wearing them around the house...for fun.

love the red hat!

Bethany Hissong said...

My daughter wanted to learn to knit but got frustrated very quickly... I need to try your son's Knifty Knitter! I also need to find some old drawings my kids did when they were younger and embroider them. I do love this idea! Now my kids draw about as well as me! And your daughter would get along with my son wonderfully! He is always pulling out costumes and wearing them around the house, making everyone laugh!