Here is a place where you can enjoy listening (reading) about all my adventures as a lefty in a righty world. It is not easy to do this at times but I have managed to do it for over 60 years. Crafting is probably the hardest thing to do as a lefty since all directions are printed for righties. I have managed to adjust and will be more than happy to share my crafts with you thru pictures and writings. Enjoy!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
It's a good week (or two)
Here is the family I had to leave. They are so wonderful and really fill my heart with love and joy. The boy on the far right is the one who received the spider man blanket. He looked at it and said "cool". So I think that means he likes it. The boy/man next to him is our oldest grandchild. He just graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia and was home for a little R&R. It was great to see him as it had been 4 years since last we had. The one on the far left is graduating from high school this year. He is an avid track/cross country runner and medals quite often in his heats. The boy next to him is starting middle school this year. He is special because I got to be in the room when he was born.
I also took my socks with me to work on while I was away. And I did work on them. I knitted and frogged and knitted and frogged and knitted and am ready to frog again. For some reason I am not getting the toe right. I do toe up magic loop socks. I have made almost 10 pair this way and for some reason I can not manage to get it right this time. So they are put on the back burner again.
I also have discovered that I need to add to my YOP list. And here is the reason why.
I have not made a scarf for a young boy/man before. I was thinking of using cables in it but don't know if that would be considered girly or not. I could just do a ribbed pattern all the way up with seed stitches on each end. I know that a lace pattern is out of the question. I have looked on ravelry but there are so many and I just can't decide.
So if any of you have any great pattern ideas for me please let me know. I have cast on for the scarf and have about one inch of ribbing done on it so far so am ready to start on a pattern now.
Last and not least..................while we were gone I really missed this person...............
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Irish hiking scarf has cables and is not "girly".ReplyDelete
What fun, sewing together! The sofa cushions look terrific!ReplyDelete
All those boys! That must have been fun to see what each and every grandchild was up to!
Awesome colour in the hat and scarf. I'm sure she'll love it.ReplyDelete
What a lovely post, and how nice to spend time with your daughter and all the grand-boys.ReplyDelete
I recommend the waffle stitch. I made one for my sister's father in law last Christmas and received 4 requests from all the other men in my family for one for them. Also, my husband says the honeycomb cable pattern is not too girlie either if you really want to do a cable. I love the green scarf set. Your family is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Being a Grandma (Mimi)myself, I really enjoyed your post. I am bracing myself for this Fall, when my daughter and son-in-law move to the other side of our state, taking with them my only 2 Grandys. They live 10 minutes away from us right now, and I cry just about every time I think about it.ReplyDelete
How wonderful your relationship is with your DIL--to get to craft together sounds like a blast. My next oldest child will be proposing to the love of his heart, but she is not really the crafty sort. We will see how that pans out over the years though!
*smiles and happy knitting*
I love your hat and scarf and the flowers look really lovely on the hat.ReplyDelete
I think cables will work if its a nice boy coloured yarn, good and strong in colour. As a mom to an 11 year old boy I'd go with ribbing personally.
Either way I look forward to seeing your scarf.
Oh my gosh what pretty hat & scarf! I think you made the right choice taking both flowers, they both look wonderful! And I totally understand you want to give it to her now, it's such an awesome gift! I know she will absolutely love you for it!ReplyDelete