Friday, July 5, 2013

Scarves in the Middle of July


It seems to defy seasonal logic, but Julie and I have taken up knitting.  Yes, let's knit a winter scarf in the middle of July.  What can I say, I don't always do things that make sense.


And we're not the only ones in on the action.  David has decided to try as well.



Unfortunately, he just doesn't seem to have the dexterity or the patience to keep at it for longer than a few minutes.  Julie, however, gets the stitches down very easily.  Her problem is that she is not interested in practicing.  She wants to be perfect right away.  Instead of practicing her knit/purl stitches, she tries to jump right into a pattern and gets frustrated when she doesn't get it right the first time.  She is continually pulling out her whole piece and starting over, trying to be perfect.

(Perfectionism is one of those fun little traits that she inherited from me.  Don't you just hate it when you see things in your kids that drive you nuts in yourself?)

So I made this little doohicky.


What is it? Really it's just me practicing my stitches, but just for kicks, we'll say it's the front of a skirt for Julie's American Girl doll.  Only problem is I really didn't keep track of what stitches I used to make it, so I couldn't reproduce it to make a back half, even if I wanted to.

Which I don't.

But it's cute anyway, isn't it?

Maybe by winter time I'll actually finish something like a scarf...maybe.

5 comments:

  1. Maybe make everyone a scarf for Christmas gifts !

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    1. I forgot to sign my name - Love, Aunt Val

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    2. We'll see how the first one goes, but that's a good idea. :)

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  2. So excited to see someone else pick this up! I love knitting and there are so many things you can make. You should definitely joing ravelry.com Lots of great pattern ideas and neat way to track your projects. I'm cherylp on there.

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    1. I joined ravelry.com today! I'm starting out small. I let each of the kids pick out yarn for a scarf for themselves. Hope I can get them done by winter. Let me know if you have a good scarf pattern to use.

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