I decided this week to give you a break from my niece’s jumper. I figure I tortured you enough with my trials and tribulations.
So let’s see what the princesses have on their needles, yeah?
Princess Jellybean spotted this yarn on our last trip to Michael’s:
She had tried out a circular cowl but we had to frog after discovering she was knitting inside out. So the 8-year-old decided she wanted to knit a scarf, but try purling also. After watching a video on YouTube, this little one got her purl on, alternating sections of garter stitch with stockinette.
You can see she is a medium to semi-tight knitter. Did I tell you I showed my baby how to cast on recently and she was able to cast on all by herself? Isn’t that grand? I’m so proud of her.
Of course her tween sister would not be outdone.
Because the 10-year-old kept telling me how she liked the cotton yarn that was sitting on my dresser and how she wanted some, I let her have most of the Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream.
Princess Cupcake was inspired by Knitting for Children: 35 Simple Knits Kids Will Love to Make by Claire Montgomerie. One of the beginning chapters is about stitch patterns. Seed stitch caught her eye. I mentioned to her dishcloths would be fast and easy projects, so the oldest is trying to knit some as Christmas gifts.
This is the second time she started seed stitch. With an 8 circular, the fabric was
so too loose as we discovered the tween is a loose knitter. We frogged the first try. This time I had her go down to a 5 circ.
Okay, off to finish my Bigelow green tea. The girls are chomping at the bit to play outside with their friend. I need to bike my laps (20 laps = about 1K steps) around the court too. I stopped roller blading because it made my left knee muscles feel funny. I need to take care of this body. I’m not in my 20’s anymore.
Have a good afternoon!