21 May 2011

Getting Knitty With It

Here is another post about my latest knitting creations. Now that "prayer shawl making season" has ended, I want to show you the last shawl I made for our group. It's a somewhat more ambitious pattern than I've done before, so it was a bit on the frustrating side. In fact, one night I got so frustrated I decided to just finish it where I was at. I then decided I really shouldn't do that, but the more I looked at it, and the more I thought about it, the more I realized I should. After all, children need prayer too. And the shawl was perfect (in my mind anyway) for a little girl - after all, it is shades of pink and purple, and has diamonds, sort of. So, here it is, being modeled by one who is close in size to whom I imagine it might some day go to:

He was a little sad he couldn't keep it for himself. Sweet Zeke.

Another project I've started up involves more things Zeke is sad he can't keep for himself, even though I insist on using him as my model for photos, are super cute headbands. It started with this one that I made to try out the pattern, and LOVE, so it's all mine:

After I saw easy and relatively quick the pattern is I decided to make these as teacher gifts for Zeke's teacher, classroom aide, and speech therapist. (I'll also be making some for his extra curricular speech therapist, but shhh, it's a secret.) Here are the ones I've made (and given) so far:

There was a day I had Zeke and Deacon wearing these for me so I could take pictures. They had a good time (which you'll see, if you want, whenever I get the pictures up on flickr) and thought the headbands were super cool, and wore them around for a bit. As the silliness went on, I turned to Finn and saw him making this face:

Yeeeeahh. He's just not sure about those big brothers of his sometimes. And honesly, I don't blame him one bit for his concern.


Embrace the Circus said...

Beth, you need to open an etsy shop. (I love, love, love etsy, by the way. Genius!) I love the headbands; I'd totally buy one. Or more. :)

Meagan said...

I agree...get these on etsy, they are adorable!

Michelle said...

I agree--you need an etsy shop. I'd love to commission one from you for me before next winter.

Chris and Kim Todd said...

Those look great, Beth, but I'm not sure what Josh is going to think about Zeke wearing one!