All Squared Up

Here is a Square I came up with for our blanket.  I used US size 4 needles and came up with a 7 inch square.  The picture isn’t the greatest, but the yarn I used had sparkly tinsel running through it.  It turned out very nicely.  Happy knitting!

My Little Paige is Knitting!

Paige made me sooo happy yesterday when she asked if I would teach her to knit.  I had heard a cute little rhyme that helps children learn to knit and I read in a book that kids can learn as young as 4 or 5 so I gave it a shot.  She totally gets the concept and does a great job!  I sit right next to her and let her do as much as possible on her own.  I am just there to help with mistakes and keep her on the right track.  She recognizes when she did something wrong and asks me to help her.  We are going at her pace and taking it slow.  I want knitting to be a great experience for her.  I am very impressed with her!

Entrelac Square

When I first started knitting (September of 2010) all the girls decided we would do squares to contribute to a large blanket.  I have talked about this here.  When I was a beginner even the easiest of patterns were a little challenging.  As I have gotten better and better I enjoy trying different techniques through my squares.  I saw some entrelac patterns on Ravelry and thought it was unique.  It wasn’t too difficult once I got the hang of it, but it did take some getting used to.  I watched planet purls videos for entrelac knitting and just followed her pattern starting off with 6 triangles on size 7 needles. This got me a 7″ square. If you are like me this looked pretty intimidating, but I am so happy I tried it! Here is the first video to get you started. Happy knitting!

Take Along Blankey

I love that my children are attached to blankets!  Especially when they are attached to the blanket their Grandma knit for them!  I knew that my little baby would be the same way with her blanket and I thought that it would be fun to have a little take along blankey that matched her full size one so that we could preserve the large one longer!  My 3rd child absolutely loves her blanket and it has taken a beating!  She brings that thing everywhere and whenever she gets hurt or feels sad, her blanket is always there to cheer her up.  Her blanket has held up amazingly well, but I thought it would be nice to have a small blanket for my last baby that we can just grab and go.  It wasn’t too much work so if I forget it or lose it, I would be sad, but it would not be as awful as losing her big one.

These make great gifts too.  I wish that mine was just a little bigger, mine measures about a 13″ square.  Also, I ironed mine after I was finished and it gave it a nice sheen, I don’t normally iron my knitting, but in this case I loved how it turned out. Happy knitting!