Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Emily's Sweet Contribution.......


I wrote about this sweet baby outfit the other day. I also mentioned that Emily had made something for her new baby brother. Actually she made three items. She knitted a pair of booties, a hat, and a bonnet.




The booties were a complete surprise to me. She made them the day of our local SAGA workshop with Claudia Newton. When I returned home that afternoon she was all smiles as she showed me the fruits of her labor. I was so amazed. She found the pattern for all three items in various knitting books that I have. Then she tracked down the proper needles and yarn. And the kicker is that she can actually read and follow the patterns with no help. They stump me from time to time.




And for this cute bonnet she re-designed part of it before she even started. Then she had to pick up stitches to make the neck edge. She figured it out....and on her own. It took me awhile to figure out how to pick up stitches a few years back. It's hard to believe but each of these items only took her a few hours to complete!!! I think she may have a future career here!!! She is a nine year old knitting machine. Several local ladies have asked her if she would teach a beginner knitting class. I might have to get her a class schedule started!!!!

7 comments:

squeeli2 said...

What an amazing job. Tell Miss Emily that I am sooo proud of her. Maybe she could teach Kelsi and Keeli and their Mommy a few things.

Susan said...

Absolutely amazing! Emily did a great job.

Goosegirl said...

Miss Emily is a knitting genius! I am just in shock. You have every right to be proud of your girly!

Blakely said...

WOW! She did a great job.

Kay aka dkswife said...

That is awesome work! Knitting is my favorite hobby of all time!

Casey said...

You have one amazing little girl! I tried to learn to do things like that and for the life of me I can't get it. She did a WONDERFUL job! Hope you are feeling well...not long now. :)

maggiebsmocks said...

Emily, you are THE BEST! big sister!
maggieb!

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