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Sunday, October 7, 2007

I did it!

My brother David was an avid knitter. And when he died, he had TONS of books, and yarn and needles that my mother adopted. I went home after having browsed through his books and running my fingers through the yarn. It has been years since I knitted.

So, in what feels like a bizarre tribute to David, I picked up my needles again. I had forgotten everything! Fortunately, KnittingHelp.com has some of the best tutorials for learning to knit that I've come across.

And lo and behold, look what I did!


It's for Miles size, but he loathes it. I'm not sure why since it's 100% wool and still over 90 degrees here on a normal day. So, no action shots. But I did stuff it so you could see the form a little better.
I've also finished my first sock. Working on the mate. They're really nothing to write home about. But I'm having so much fun!

10 comments:

Amber said...

That is adorable. Yay for David inspiring you (in a bizarre sort of way).

dastew said...

I'd like to order a pair of fingerless gloves (preferably with a mitten attachment knitted into the top so that I can flip it on if I want).

Alissa said...

in pink stew?

Char said...

How freaking cute! I must learn to knit.

m3ng said...

I wish the one you made me had a black stripe in it :(

sheri said...

How cute!

jenny zemp said...

so cute . . . are you coming to Utah for Christmas? I'm sure Miles will love it then. It's been COLD these last couple of days!

Jennifer said...

oh how adorable. I love the colors! Awesome job!

Ruth Solter said...

A sock!? I too, have been inspired to knit. I just about have the back finished on a little hooded sweater. But a sock!? Now I am truly impressed. To see some of David's knitting go to www.solter.net and follow the links to Davids page. I love the hat, can I order one in Adult size? Maybe maroon with a cream stripe? Love ya.

Brian said...

Hey can you make me one that looks like the one Jayne wears in Firefly?

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19076.20

I'll pay.

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