Friday, 6 June 2008

Hey Mum, can you knit?

My 12-year-old blossie has put in an order for an iPod cover. She spotted this very cool felted number in the latest Inspirations magazine Issue 58 prompting the query, "Can you knit Mum"?"Well, yes my sweet, in another lifetime I do vaguely recall doing something click-clacky with needles & wool - perhaps you could ask Grandma?" I replied hastily, hoping to flick-pass the job to the wonder knitter of the family. Undeterred, blossie cajoled, "Oh no Mum, I'm sure you could do it. Now, I would like it in these colours if possible": And so, as any mother of a cajoling daughter with her heart set on a pink, lime, mango & sea breeze coloured iPod cover would do, I set off to look for some yarn. I fully expected to draw a blank on the colours, especially in pure wool required for felting. But blow me down, I found just the thing: And so I find myself a long way from my usual fabric & thread & have blown the cobwebs off the knitting needles. Yikes! Here is the progress: With an excited daughter at my side urging on every stitch, I expect it should be finished soon!

14 comments:

  1. The colours look amazing, I really like the design too. As a left hander I can not knit for the life of me. Everyone that has ever tried to show me gives up in frustration! Oh well! I would tell your daughter to keep this a secret...it could be the next big craze...and you will be making them! Jo x

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  2. I'm so impressed! No way could I do that LOL Love the colors too, so springy!

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  3. I am sure she will keep you at the knitting needles until it is finished.

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  4. What a Great idea & the colours look Lovely,yes I wouldn't be spreading the word either......all her friends will be wanting one too.
    cheers
    maree

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  5. You are multi-skilled. Looks Good.

    Jodie

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  6. I too am into knitting in a big way ATM.I made a shawl for a friend back in Feb and I am hooked!!!

    It looks great...be sure to post pics whens its finished!!!

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  7. You have started something now when its finished all her friends will want one I have been caught out like that many times he he he he Happy knitting by the way you are doing a good job.

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  8. anonymous here forgot to say
    Hugs Mary.

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  9. Are You There Yet Mum? Luv those colours...

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  10. That knitting is FANTASTIC. I agree, we do get doing things for our kids, but isn't it nice they have so much faith in us and our abilities, even if we don't sometimes. Good job!

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  11. Looks great!
    The crochet bug came by and bit me!!!

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  12. Love the colour combination. And I agree, her friends will be asking you for one for them too. Nice to know that knitting is like riding a bike, that you can always just pick it up again. I'm struggling to pick it up the first time!! LOL
    Great stuff. :)

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  13. I love that little bag may have to knit myself one it puts my ipod bag to shame. Looking forward to seeing yours felted.

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  14. I'm impressed. I think I'm going to get my husband's old i-pod when he upgrades soon, I might just have to make myself one too!

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