Sunday, August 1, 2010

Finally. . . It's Hobby Time!

I have been knitting and crocheting for the past 3 years, however it has been almost a full year since I have felt to soft yarn between my fingers! I have been so busy working and scheduling shoots outside of work that I just do not have a moment to sit away from my computer and I kinda resent it!

Today, when Lorelei asked me to teach her to knit I was inspired to do so myself. We headed to the local Michaels craft store and bought her a loom to start with. She picked a cranberry colored yarn and after dinner we got started.

I showed her how to weave the yarn around the spokes of the loom and once the second "round" was complete I showed her how you use the hook to loop over the yarn. She got the hang of it really quickly- though she did get slightly frustrated at times. Of course she is only 4 so, she lost interest kind of fast, but I was so proud of her and I loved that she was doing something that I also enjoyed. BONDING!!

Then I found my pattern - Shell Stitch Beanie - I will make matching ones for both Lorelei and the baby (once I know what sex the baby is) and found my yarn too. Cascade 220 Peruvian Wool yarn in soft pink.

I had to look through my stitch dictionaries to make sure I remembered what I am supposed to do, and now I am pleased to say that I am halfway done in just over 3 hours!! I cannot believe how much I miss knitting and I really need to get it back into my love for hobbies!!
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