Jan 11, 2008

The girl is mad about knitting

My girl with mad knitting skills and she drives a mean A.T.V. too.

Her very happy siblings, with their new scarves.

Well, my oldest, Pirate Jacky (16), has gone over the edge.
She took up knitting in October, started by proclaiming a knitting contest with her 2 sisters (who can knit a little). They decided after a few weeks that knitting is not their thing, so they stepped away from the contest. However, my Pirate is a driven girl and wound up knitting 9 scarves. The 9 scarves were all finished by Christmas (yes, that means the first was started in October...the last finished before Christmas.) Yikes! Each was given as a gift and honestly they were beautiful. I am amazed, because I am still working on the same pair of leg warmers that I started in October...obviously she didn't get the "driven" gene from me.
She now has taken up circular knitting needles and has made 3 hats for her younger siblings. I have never even used circular needles- hope she can teach me. I am hoping she takes to making socks, as I so need a mentor...perhaps my mentor is right under my own nose. Wouldn't that be wonderful!


Sniz said...

I don't even know what circular needles ARE! That's awesome that she's 16 and already so productive!

Stacy said...

Well, she may not have gotten your "driven" genes, but she did get your beauty genes.
You and your girl are BEAUTIFUL, Kimmie. I mean, really- lovely.


BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh how wonderful that she made gifts for her siblings...and she did a GREAT job!! I love seeing all the smiling faces!

javamamma said...

Those scarves are way cool! What a talented gal ya got there (and beautiful too). I hope you'll post pics of the hats sometime.

Kostas said...

Are really splendid and the three photographs, persons with laughters, full happiness, and joy.
Sunbeams in the full with clouds days of winter.
The god him it blesses and him it protects always

Jenni said...

She is a knitting machine AND completely gorgeous. I've got some knitters at my house too, and I'm always amazed at what they produce (I've never gotten the hang of it).

Expat Mom said...

I love those scarves, particularly the one Princess Sunshine is wearing! Knitting is something I´ve never gotten the hang of, I´m impressed at Jackie´s dedication. :D

Michelle said...

She did a great job on the scarves. I am impressed!

Cindy said...

Wow! Amazing! So is there hope that I could still learn something like that? The scarves are beautiful. I think Princess Giggles has my favorite one. :)

Elise said...

What a girl! Such a blessing to all around her! I just know I would *adore* knitting... I simply need a human teacher. Books are no help. :)

Christin said...

Wow...will she give the rest of us lessons!? :)

I've been MIA in blogdom for a while now. Busy busy. :D But it's been good to look through your posts and sort of catch up.

Amrita said...

Thise are neat mufflers *as we call them here) good knitting Jacky

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