knitting was a crafting challenge that i had not taken yet. Something about the two handed coordination was pretty intimidating. I got some great advice from my friend Mary who is a knitting queen. The things she makes are amazing and gorgeous. I got the yarn and the needles and the book she recommended and i got to work. Fortunately my neighbor knits as well and could get me through my first challenge, casting on...which is the first step and without it you can't get anything made. I was getting nowhere fast!!
Once i figured it out i started practicing some of the stitches i discovered that purling makes my hand fall asleep so i kept doing a knit stitch!! That turned into this little number...i decided it would be a little "scarflette" for Avery. But it was a little boring so i added a ruffled edge and some buttons to hold it closed. Chris says it is like a victorian collar...very queen like he said. Somehow, that seems fitting for the Avery. She wore it quite a bit today...she was not feeling well and i think it was making her feel a little better. There is something about a homemade cozy item that makes you feel better...whether that is a blanket, a scarf or even a hat.
My name is Leslie. I live in Virginia. I am a wife to Chris, a super husband/great daddy/army officer/PhD candidate. I am a mother to three very exciting kids, Avery and Mitchell, ages 13 and 10 and "baby" Delilah who is 5. I am a little crafty. I love fabric, quilting and I love my friends and family. I hope here I can keep up with all of you that are so very far away.
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