Monday, March 24, 2008

A Wallaby for Each

I finished the girls' hoodies and just couldn't wait until their birthdays, go gifted them as Easter presents. My friend Nancy made them matching scrunchies for their hair. (Have I mentioned that I really, really can't crochet. My fingers act like they have no memory at all. )

Both sweaters turned out a little large, but I guess that's good 'cause they may get a couple years out of them. And both girls seemed to like them. The youngest at 6 years old, Elizabeth, decided that she needed to learn to knit yesterday. That lasted about 5 minutes and we moved to the spinning wheel at her request. We waited until Meredith, 8 years old, finished the roving that she was spinning, and put Elizabeth on. Actually, she did quite well and took home a little ball. In the past she had only wanted to "pedal"

I have started a Wallaby sweater for the girls' mom, Nikki. Yesterday I asked her if she wanted a pouch and a hood. Yes, please. Guess I was kinda hoping that she would say no. But I'm still excited about doing this pattern. It works from the bottom ribbing up and I added stitches for Nikki's pouch last night (twice 'cause I just couldn't get it the way I liked).

9 comments:

Marianne said...

Cute girls!

Is the pouch on the Wallaby sweater tricky to do?

SapphireChild said...

Extra cute sweaters Maple! Is that hand-spun?

Knitted Gems said...

I'm so glad the sweaters fit and both girls like them (what a relief!). I always hold my breath during the trying-on process.

Lisa said...

Aww they look darling in their sweaters! I'm glad they're happy with them. Better too big than too small.

fireflynights said...

How wonderful that the girls are learning to spin at such a young age. I had my first spinning lesson on Saturday and I'm probably fairly close to your age. I think I recall that you use a Majacraft wheel. I love the Suzie so much, but I was much better at using a Fricke so I think that's what's going to come home with me.

woolies said...

Your Wonderful Wallaby's look great! I've saved forever the one I made for my son when he was six.
and marianne - the pouch isn't too tricky. :0)
sara

Tracy said...

Woo Hoo! Beautiful sweaters and girls. You're becoming a knitting maniac.

Ohiocrochetlady said...

I love the sweaters. Your grandaughters are adorable.

Margaret said...

Beautifully knit up, Maple! Thanks so much for sharing the finished 'wallabies' with us. I am waiting for my pattern to arrive in the mai! Gorgeous sweaters with room for your beautiful granddaughters to grow into! :)

Map