Thursday, July 30, 2009

knit 1, purl 2, yo Adrian, I mean yo


Mrs. RWP recently took a break from her ubiquitous counted cross-stitching hobby, which she finds very relaxing, to return to another activity she hasn’t engaged in for a long time. No, it’s not skydiving or horseback riding or long-distance running. I’m talking about knitting.

Her first project was a lovely pale green baby blanket (it’s the blanket that is pale green, not the baby) that she created using circular needles. She also crocheted little shell stitches all around the edges and then threaded 1/4-inch white satin ribbon through the little loops between the crocheted part and the knitted part. Finally, she made a bow of the ribbon ends at one corner. For the basic blanket she followed a pattern. The crocheting and adding the ribbon were her own idea. It was very pretty! It was lovely! It was exquisite! I would show you a picture of it, but we still don’t have a digital camera or one of those multi-functional iPhone thingies that does everything but wash and dry the dishes and put them away.

So did she save it for our first great-grandchild, whom we expect to be along in ten years or so? No, she did not! She gave it away at a baby shower to one of the sopranos from our church choir. Three other ladies put in their orders for one on the spot.

It was a tough fight, Ma, but I lost. I guess our great-grandchildren are just going to have to wait their turn.

Yo...

7 comments:

Putz said...

so she knits while you wuile away YOUR time on the ole computer. my wife shops

Putz said...

oh by the way what happen to your lovely face rwp...it looks like you were in a herrendoous prize fight

Pat - Arkansas said...

I can knit, but I can't purl. I can cast on, but I can't bind off. If you don't have a clue to what I've just typed, ask Mrs. RWP; she will translate.

The foregoing shortcomings in my knitting abilities caused me to take up crochet in my old age.

Wishing you a happy weekend. Yo!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Oh, my congratulations to Mrs. RWP and to the lucky recipient of the baby blanket. I love knitting.

Katherine said...

I knit too. Fairisle is my forte. Or should that be two words, hyphenated?

Get a digital camera Robert. They are very simple and easy to use. (If you get one of the simple, easy-to-use ones.)

Loren Christie said...

Knitting is very cool Mr. Brague. I like to cross stitch but I do not know how to knit. Does Mrs. RWP quilt? I like that too. On my blog there is a link on the sidebar to Spirit Jump, a program that connects handmade gifts like Mrs. RWP's blanket with people undergoing Cancer treatments.

donatella said...

when I learned to crochet at 11, I fell in love with it right away that my mom thought I would be patient enough to crochet an entire bedspread(so she bought 2 big balls of pink and white yarn hoping I would 1 day but never did up to now, after 23 long years). But I've always fumbled with knitting. I bet your wife knits wonderfully. I would've ordered one if I were there too.