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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Fetching

I have been knitting Fetching...over and over again....For Christmas presents. It is a nice quick knit but I am growing weary of it.... I am sticking to it until the end because I want to prove that I can and be sure to have these prezzies done!

Currently I am knitting my LAST TWO! On hand almost done in both greens....



Four Finished Fetchings viewed below. Four fine people will recieve these. A total of six pairs of fingerless gloves. Twelve fingerless gloves...Did I mention I am getting weary of them?

I like how they look though. Next up in the Christmas category, a Sock Monkey Hat.

The Poncho is on hold till I have another block of time to work on it. Getting back to work puts a crimp in my knitting time!

I have started knitting with my Junior and Senior Kindergarteners at the daycare! They love it! I do Nine O'Clock Knitting. Everyday at least one person is invited to come and "help" me knit. The children either place their hands on my hands or on the needles. Some just placidly lay their hands there and others try to move the needles themselves (it makes knitting much more challenging!) . I repeat a few times every time "in, around, out, off as kind of a knitting chant. It is a good tool to teach them left and right, fine motor coordination and counting (the rows and stitches). It also gives me one on one special time with someone new everyday! We have decided that every month we will knit with the colour of the month and by June we should have enough knit to make a blanket that we can take on a special picnic! This month is purple. I keep trying to remember to bring my camera so I can take a picture of their little hands helping out.

Nothing much else happening other than work or sleep with a bit of knitting thrown in there. OH! I did joint a Grey's Anatomy KAL. I can't wait for the new season! I think I'll start with the Sock Monkey hat seeing as it is mainly grey.

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7 comments:

sandra said...

Oh, you are fetching maniac! Great they are all in diferent coloures! I was thinking of fetching, but really need something with fingers (the semi ones - shit, can't remember right name for it!)
Here in Croatia has just started first season of Grey's. Was more than surprised - a good surprise!

Cathy said...

That's a whole lot of Fetchings! I don't think I would make it that far.

I think it is cool that you have one child help you knit. It is such a great experience for them!

Melissa said...

Glad you joined the KAL!!
The Fetchings look great. I need to make these!
Love the idea of knitting with the kids. How sweet!

Dorothy said...

Wow, twelve of the same thing. I admire your fortitude. They do look great though.

I love how you decided to teach the kids how to knit. Sounds like a great way to get them used to the way you move your hands and needles.

Dipsy D. said...

Quite a lot of Fetchings that you did, I can imagine very well that you're growing a bit tired of them! But they all look fantastic, they'll make for amazing presents!

Monika said...

Way to go! I'm still thinking about christmas presents. I've got to make a list for my knitted projects. Thanks for reminding me! ;o)

barbp said...

Thanks for the nice comment. I loved working with the Jagger Zephyr. The combo of silk and wool is a wonderful feel and I think the silk should make it very strong. It's the DK weight by the way. You are a Fetching wild woman - I can only imagine that you may be a little weary of knitting them.

I'm very familiar with Whitby as my stepsons grew up near there with their Mum and Step Dad.

BTW - You'll love the Hedgehog and I can't wait to see how yours turns out. I've added you to my bloglines so you'll see me back.

Happy Knitting.