my daughter has finally picked up her needles to work on her first garter scarf. i’m letting her go at her own pace so it’s ‘her’ decision to knit. (KWIM?)
it all started when we were oot and aboot and came upon a yarn shop. as i was going in to check it out, she asked if i would get her some yarn. um, yah! what good mommy would say ‘no’ to a sweet request like that? my instructions were: it needs to be soft and blue. please. sure honey! she wanted Blue Sky (awww, doesn’t that just warm your heart?) but they didn’t carry it, (drat!) so we compromised and i bought her a skein of Berroco Comfort–in red. (she didn’t like the blue or the green so that’s how we ended up w/the red) i think we did well.
she decided to knit a long, skinny scarf. it’s a little less intimidating and goes a lot faster. i think she’s doing marvelous and i can’t wait until she’s done. these first few pics are from a few weeks ago when she first started…
in the hole,
around the back,
pull it through, and off jumps jack! (or something like that)
and this is her progress as of today. that’s my girl!
let’s take a casual stroll down memory lane shall we? down the winding path of life that leads us back to that very first day. that very first time, you were in a real yarn shop. close your eyes and remember the sights, the sounds and smells. are you remembering? meandering down aisle after aisle of yarn in all colors, shapes and sizes petting and hugging every fiber in sight while all of these questions raced about your brain: what should i knit? what kind of yarn? which COLOR? what brand of needles?!
as you continue down a main aisle and you’re just about to implode when all of a sudden the clerk sees you and her radar goes up. she briskly comes to you and takes pity on you as she has seen the look on your face so many times before. the look of a newbie knitter (which strongly resembles a deer in headlights, so i’m told). she rushes to your side to let you know you don’t have to make the journey alone. ‘we’re in this together’, she confidently whispers. she then smiles at you and leads you off to find everything you need.
a few hours later, after finally making all of those life or death decisions, you emerge from the doors, as if walking on air, beaming with confidence that you are sure you spent more than you should have. way more than you should have…
well, for me, this is that project. my ‘first’. i have finally finished it. i am so proud! *sniff, sniff*
finishing the front
one more sleeve
my sweetie pie, ‘love’-in the yarn:
off and knitting:
strike a pose:
i made a sample of this in Aqua for Blue Sky last year. it turned out so cute Kayla decided she just ‘had to have a set’ of her own. so, fast forward to finally getting some time, money and yarn and i cast on the first wristlet. it’s an easy knit and the YO’s make a cool pattern. i’ll post more pics for your viewing pleasure as i get to them.
here’s a peek at a few little yummies that are currently occupying my stash bins…
Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes in Putty
Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Organic Cotton in Birch
Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino in Twilight
Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton in Willow
(and the ever-so-yummy) Blue Sky Alpacas Melange in Cotton Candy!