Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Knitting. Is. Hard!

I find crochet MUCH easier! I decided that I wanted to tackle trying to make these:


Instead after at least 3 tries, (along with Pollyanna pulling out my work another 4 times because I was silly enough to leave it where she could reach it) this is what I have so far:


Thrilling huh? :) So I've decided I could probably use some practice before I attempt to make something actually useful. And I've started this:


It's going to be an afghan for Pollyanna's dolls ( she's obsessed with carrying around her bed quilt and covering her dolls up for "naps". Which would be fine, except she gets so frustrated when the quilt doesn't lay right, and it's so BIG that it never lays right!) Do you see that ribbed pattern? It's super simple....and also the ONLY knitting pattern I've been able to master with any proficiency. Sad.

Now... why, you ask ( as did my SIL), are you knitting Jen, if you find it hard and frustrating?

And there are two reasons for this. 1) I refuse to believe there is a craft/trade out there I can't master. Heavenly Father has blessed me with both a creative mind, and the ability to pick things up very quickly ( when I set my mind to it!). So...perhaps it's a pride thing. But I really think it's a skill I'd use more often...if I could just learn it. Reason #2) I want to get one of these:


Isn't she a beauty?? I'm DIEING to learn how to spin!!!! However...Skunky, being the frugal man that he is, is probably going to be a hard sell on a 400+ $ piece of equipment ( not to mention what it will cost to buy the wool...or our own sheep {hehe!} in the near future!!) if the only thing I can do with the yarn is make a few crochet hats and a blanket!

So the knitting continues. And I will master you, you blasted knitting needles!!

Here's some joyful pics of Pollyanna from last week:


Her new thing is to rip off her Pj's and run around in nothing but her diaper and a dishcloth! She looks like a little indian!

She loves the Mrs. Potato Head we got her for Christmas! Here she is modeling the glasses. :)

And here is a video of Piglet pulling to a standing position for the first ( well 2nd really cause I didn't have the camera out for try # 1) time!!



5 thoughts:

Undaunted ~ My Life One Day at a Time said...

He is growing fast. I think that the spinning wheel is beautiful too. Although there are tons of crocheting that you could do that would justify the expense. :)

Nicky said...

Hehe! I just love the Mrs Potato head photo! My mum used to crochet a lot when I was young - she'd make some fabulous clothes for children, it's quite a talent.

Katie said...

I wish I could crochet better, maybe that should be my next adventure. Love the glasses and the standing!! Woohoo!

Navy Princess said...

You can do it!!! I wish I had a fraction of your creativity! If we live near each other again I am going to pick your brain to bits learning everything I can. Love the pics and the video of the kidlets... they are getting so big! We love you guys!

Nana S. said...

Go Jen Go....you can do it, just like "P" did in pulling himself up. It alsways amazes me that those precious little babies learn to do so much in the first year of their lives. And Miss Pollyanna preparing to dress and undress herself while being the caring little "mommy" to her baby. Love it, them and you. ;-)