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January 25, 2012

A little yarn along...spool knitting!

A while ago we got a wooden spool with 3 nails atop....and my 8 and 10 year old girls have taken turns working on it...it's about 50 inches long right now. We plan to twist it up like Lori did and if it's big enough make a small rug!In addition to spool knitting, we attempted i-cord (there's a link to the wonderful Purl Bee tutorial) this past week...that is what Hannah made using the purple yarn...3 stitches. The blue is made with the spool. I also made an i-cord with 5 stitches using my DPNs (double pointed needles) made it into a little bracelet for my niece.We got The Four Seasons of Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem from the library...what a sweet book, the stories are lovely and illustrations beautiful! I especially love this wintry scene above.

Follow what others are doing with yarn here ...Ginny's yarn along! ♥

P.S. I just learned how to make a heart! Thanks to Lori. If you want to make on, press the "fn" key at the bottom of your keyboard AND the "alt" and then the "3" on the right hand side!

10 comments:

steph said...

I've been wanting to do this again, too!!! My Dad "made" me one when I was a very little girl--such good memories!!!

Lee Ann said...

That is lovely - such a wonderful thing to do with your kids! The rug is looking great!

pinkundine said...

Spool knitting looks like such a relaxing activity, I might have to give it a go myself ;)

Ellen said...

Brambly Hedge books have such beautiful illustrations - we have several of her books treasured on our shelves. I've been wanting to try spool knitting too recently as I've seen it mentioned on a few blogs.

Jen said...

Spool knitting is one of the first kind of knitting that I did when I was a kid.

Jeannette said...

Cat tails? Is that what we called them... I also made little squares on a loom from little kits and then learned how to make braided wool rugs. The quiet hand work lends itself to contemplation...

Xen Xen said...

I need to see if we still have ours; I think Kat would like to make items for her horse toys, dolls, and things.

Lori ann said...

i love that your doing this with your girls marfa! what a great idea to combine the icord with the knitting spool cord. it's going to be such a cute rug.

and now i need to figure out to make the heart again!

Wendy said...

I'm impressed with the knitting (and love the Brambley Hedge books!)

You do such a good job with your blog, I've nominated you for the LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD. Hope you accept. Keep up the good work. :)
http://goodbooksforyoungsouls.blogspot.com/2012/01/passing-along-liebster-love.html

Allison said...

Hi Martha! Hope your days have been going well lately.

The spool knitting looks so cool. It's definitely a good way to get kids hooked on knitting early. I've wondered what you could make from spool knitting--a rug will be so pretty. Can't wait to see it.

Also, thanks for those instructions on how to make a heart. I'm going to try it!