Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Knitting Story

I have just spent a few rainy days at the end of the school holidays with five of my grandchildren.
We had so much fun, and it became a special time for me with one little girl who asked if I would show her how to knit.

I don't have a photo of Keira knitting...she was tucked into my side sitting on the sofa, her little hands dwarfed by my larger ones and her wee feet crossed at the ankles, every inch of her concentrating very hard. If I had a pic, it would be very cute !
Keira is four, and I started her off with ten stitiches on a pair of doublepointed needles with a knob of blue tack stuck on the end of each one...that was all I had with me at the time.

Her cousin Esmae is seven and has been knitting for a while now... here she is providing us with inspiration.

I managed to find time to cast off on a pinwheel blanket I have made for Esmae's new brother or sister that we are all looking forward to meeting in February.
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After two miscarriages earlier I thought I would wait this time before mentioning the exciting news !

I have made several of these blankets before and have found them to be excellent for wrapping a newborn in...and the mum too, when she is feeding in the early hours of the morning.

I handspun some angora rabbit /merino mix and dyed the wool before I knitted it up in the pinwheel design that you can find here.

4 comments:

Bob & Shelly Muhlig said...

Very pretty!

BellaBree said...

oh yay!
thanks for the pattern..I have itchy hands and have just cast off a beanie, and some woll that hasn't got a urpose...so viola!...now can you tell me, where is a good start to look into learning to spin??
All the best for the new preganacy...miracles happen...awesome!

Kimberlee and Lies said...

All you are girls are sooo clever!!!
]I've read about the pinwheel-knit, wow it's amazing!
-Lies

Katie Driscoll said...

that yarn sounds absolutely heavenly! It would be so soft and warm perfect for a new baby I think.