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!!!!