We have been in a knitting mood since Christmas.
Maybe it’s the cold weather. And sitting together near the warm fire. We chat and reminisce and knit. It’s beautiful family time.
Teddy has always loved finger-knitting. And, he’s a star caster-on’er. But now, he’s learning how to knit with needles. At first, I sat with him and knitted while he looped the yarn for me. Then, he took over the needles while I looped the yarn for him. Now, he’s doing it all on his own. A little at a time… but ALL ON HIS OWN. He’s proud of that.
He’s been knitting with the yarn he dyed himself. You’ll see what gorgeous earthy hues he made.
He and I worked together to knit a gorgeous cowl (a cowl is like a scarf that is connected at the ends.)
It’s wonderfully warm. I’m wearing it in the photo of us all on a hike.
Kitty has knitted a lovely green cowl for herself. She’s the one who sews our cowls together when the knitting is done. Neither Teddy nor I know how to do that part yet.
She’s knitted a bag and is now knitting a scarf too.
I knitted a gorgeous golden yellow cowl and a burnt orange one for Teddy .
I know what you are thinking… COWLS! But, oh my… they are wonderful things! They are quick to make. They keep you so warm and STAY ON. With scarves, my kids get irritated with the loose ends and take them off after a while. With cowls, they forget they even have them on and stay warm and toasty all day long.
And, here’s a last one of us, all in our happy cowls…
Here are lots of patterns to choose from if you want to knit your own cowl.
Blessings and magic,