Saturday, June 13, 2009

Knitting away

My mom, also known as Knittergran, arrived on Monday, and she and I immediately pulled out our various project bags and had a show and tell. She also brought me two new skeins of yarn - a bright Arucania sock yarn and a New Zealand yarn that has possum hair in it. My stash has grown exponentially in the two years since I started back to knitting.

The girls also pulled out their little knitting bags and joined in on the fun. B walked through at one point and chuckled at the sight of all four of us knitting together. Later he said that it did his heart good to see that.

The girls are much more into free-form knitting. They knit lots of "scarves" and "lovies" and rarely end up with the same number of stitches with which they started. But they have fun and are learning as they go.

Mom taught them both the simple chain crochet stitch, and they've both taken to crocheting. I think offers them more instant gratification. Now all the adults are wearing bracelets that the girls have crocheted for them. It's beyond cute.

Today is World Wide Knit in Public Day, so mom and I will be knitting in public at Ella's rock climbing competition this afternoon. We'll also be heading to the Knitting Nest after the competition to meet the famous Franklin. I'm going to see if I can get him to take a picture with Elizabeth, so that I can add to her collection of pictures with famous knitters.

So, all you knitters, get out there and knit today!

1 comment:

Cathy said...

i had no idea Saturday was knit in public day--i didn't get to knit on Saturday but I did a lot on sunday--trying to finish my first baby sweater. :)