Check this out...Whose nimble fingers could those be?
The fingers of my 5-year old son, Iain, of course. While big brother was out playing with friends, Iain expressed an interest of learning how to knit. So - with some chunky yarn and size 13 needles, we were off. He's a quick study and quickly proclaimed "I'm getting the hang of this!"
Even the pros need a little help. Here he's asked me to 'frog' a couple of rows to fix an oops. Yes - he even knows the knitting lingo. First he learns the lyrics to Duran Duran songs & now he's knitting. What's next? I so love this age - where their minds and will are so pliable!
He says he's making a scarf - I'll let you know how that works out.
Meanwhile - here's some big kid knitting:
Socks complete to count for November credit for the SAM4 and the pair for Sockin' in to Maggie. I even finished by the deadline & before the yarn ran out - whew!
Pattern: Broadripple (modified) from Knitty.com.
Yarn: STR lightweight in "Spot Rock On" colorway.
Needles: Addi Turbo Size 1 US. Magic Loop method (of course)
Modifications: The original pattern calls for a heavier yarn & knit over 56 stitches. I CO 72 & increased the number of knit stitches between the decreases and yarn overs by 1. I'm happy with the way they turned out - no pooling this time!!
Works in Progress:
- Fetching Pair #2 using Mission Falls 1824 wool
- Mystery Fair Isle Hat
- Child's French Sock from the Vintage Socks book by Nancy Bush