My dad sent the sweetest card for my birthday. (The "k" in "Looking" smudged after my assistant drooled on it.)
This clutch, my first knitting project ever, was our first project in my beginning knitting class at JP Knit and Stitch. I finished knitting the clutch and mattress-stitching one side in about a week or so . . . and then took another 10 months to stitch up the other side and sew on the button. Ridiculous!
I was inspired to finally finish the poor thing because my sister asked me to teach her to knit, chose this as her first pattern—and finished in about two days! Afterward, she said, “I just want to do the knitting and someone else can do the finishing.” Ah, you’re not alone, girlie.
Pattern by my teacher, Amy!
After a bumpy, dusty ride on a tractor-drawn cart (the kids loved it), we picked two flats of strawberries. I always feel like the farm owners are secretly amused by we city- and suburb-dwellers, but it was fun, and I love strawberries. The day was dry and sunny but not too warm. Later, Sachi made freezer jam!
KMW loves ballet and loves performing and doesn't get nervous at all.
My first attempt at a lace pattern (and a provisional cast-on and a three-needle bind-off; and blocking). I bought the yarn without a particular purpose in mind, then wanted to work on a new project on my birthday. Searched by yarn weight and yardage and voila--found this great pattern.
Maisie showed an unexpected aptitude for knitwear modeling!
Every Easter, I go out for brunch with a group of about 10 friends, and we exchange small gifts. Many of the attendees are cat owners, so my gift this year was these catnip-filled bunnies (plus gummy candies shaped like carrots). I made 18 of them!
This cowl was our second project in my February 2015 beginning knitting class at JP Knit & Stitch, my awesome local knitting shop. My sister mentioned that a cowl would be useful during chilly morning school drop-offs, so I decided it should be hers!