Needles…yarn…laughter…

Although I do not have much time to devote to knitting, I do enjoy the clicking of the needles. I don’t have speed and I can’t say that I’m all that great at knitting but I love it. The steady rhythm of the clicking of needles is so relaxing. I even love to look at my needles. I have a few of the Harmony Wood Circular Needles that are interchangeable from KnitPicks and I love them. I hope to be able to pick up more tips soon. (I won’t admit how much the new Sunstruck needles are tempting me….)

Harmony Wood Needles

It has been some time since I have cast on a new knitting project. With so much on my to do list, knitting was not even on the list. However, I have two talented knitters in my home and I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to join in the knitting fun. Bekah and Mary are both working on new knitting projects and the projects are fun, fun, fun!

Bekah is working on a Rag Doll that is so funky and cute! I can’t give away details but it is a gift for someone. I love how Bekah is not afraid to try a new project and learn as she goes. She has not fear of the knitting frog. Here the Rag Doll pattern she is using. I meant to snap a picture today but time slipped away from me.

Mary’s project is just adorable. I can’t wait to see it finished. Elefante is on Mary’s needles. It is coming along very nicely. She does have a bit of a bump to deal with. The ears are crocheted and Mary doesn’t crochet. She will need some support from Bekah to help with the ears.  Elefante is in high demand with a certain 4 year old her. Sadly, Mary does not like to do repeat knitting.

My project? I was going to do a dishcloth. Yep. Exciting, I know. Dishcloths are easy. I can stop and go and it isn’t any trouble. Knits up relatively quick. I was not having any fun! I decided it was time to join the girls for something fun. Headed over to Ravelry to see something fun and easy to do. I chose a lovely shirt/dress pattern for Martha called Longevity. Hopefully it will be a quick knit. I would love to make a matching hat and/or leggings. I will also be recruiting Bekah to crochet me a flower or two to accent the dress. I’m sure she isn’t busy!

It was a lovely way to end the day. The girls sitting around, knitting, chatting and laughing at Martha trying to catch all the yarn.

Proverbs 31:13 She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands.

Baby Hat #1 is Complete!

I finally finished up the final touches of the hat today. I didn’t quite follow the pattern and add tassels on the top. I debated but in the end let my girls persuade me to leave them off.

Not the best picture I have ever taken, but I just couldn’t get a good shot of it. The yarn is so soft. I can’t wait for the opportunity to put it on a precious little bald head.

This picture is not much better. It really is a nicely shaped hat. I realized later that I should have borrowed a baby doll to “test” the hat for pictures. Oh well. I love it. I’m thankful I knit is so quickly (for me) and now I can get started on another one.  That attempt has not gone well. Little people are constantly wanting to help me “hold” the yarn or count stitches for me. I finally gave up. I’ll try again later. It will pink. Just in case the man’s wrong. It could happen.