Friday, 22 January 2010

Look at What I Made!

A knitter!!!
Some of you may recall that last year I gave gorgeous god-daughter Genevieve her first knitting lesson -- and she was a bit of a natural.

Hoping to encourage her I gave her some needles and a skein of Noro Silk Garden and helped her cast on for a hat. She completed a few rows of the knit 2 purl 2 pattern and I sent her home with instructions to complete 30 rows.... and then it went a bit quiet.

I didn't like to ask her too much about it as I didn't want her to feel obligated to knit. As much as I love knitting, I can appreciate why it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea.

Anyway - last night Gen
turned up for our usual pizza and
gossip evening and just as I popped in The Office (American version) DVD Gen announced she had something to show me and dashed off brought out AN ALMOST COMPLETED HAT!

How talented is she?! One knitting lesson and she goes off and produces 30 amazing rows with no help!

I taught her how to decrease and she finished off the final few rows in no time at all. I did the seam for her and there it was..... a hat!

She popped it on her head and her smile and squeals of delight told me she was hooked. Next week we cast on for matching fingerless mitts!

It might seem a bit early to declare anything 'the best of the year' yet -- but I'm pretty confident this little hat will be my favourite finished object of 2010.


Gale said...

Get them addicted to the habit of knitting young! Good work Soo.

Opal said...

woohoo! you hooked one! :D

the hat is gorgeous!

Trista said...

You will have her knitting beautiful lace shawls by the end of the year I predict! What a lovely girl and a natural knitter for sure.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on making knitter! Her hat is gorgeous and so is she. I can't wait to see those mitts!

LittleBerry said...

Congratulations I bet your so proud :o) The hat looks great too and she's done brilliantly.

Kai said...

Woohoo!! Great to have a new knitter amongst us.. :)

Fabulous first hat, I would have squealed too.

Batty said...

Oh wow, that's a first? It's fabulous, Gen really is a natural!

Linda said...

That is a lovely hat! Well done for making a knitter!