Vacation Knitting

Because I love the “Wouldn’t You Like to be Knitting Here?” series by Knitting Dragonflies, I am borrowing it.

Wouldn’t you like to knit here?

I can testify that it is lovely, since this is the view from Dan’s grandparent’s deck where we spent the long holiday weekend.

We did many wonderful things while we were in Tennessee:
*Visit with family.
*Visit with more family (Hi, Tim!) in Knoxville.
*Take a tour of the lake on a pontoon boat.
*Eat blueberry pancakes.
*Take a walk around the neighborhood after a good rain.
*Watch the men set off fireworks in the backyard.

Yet, my most prized memory is teaching one of Dan’s younger cousin how to knit.

Miss E with her new scarflette.

Miss E is 8 years old and loves to make crafts. She had been wanting to learn how to knit, but did not have anybody to teach her. I was thrilled to able to pass on the gift to one so enthusiastic to learn. Miss E’s mother kept thanking me for taking the time to teach her. Truly, it was I who was thankful to be able to teach Miss E. I even sent her home with her own set of bamboo needles and yarn.

The specs on Miss E’s scarflette:
1 ball of Lion Brand Landscapes
Size 10.5 needles
The instructions: Cast on 10 stitches.
Knit in garter stitch until only a little bit of yarn is remaining.
Bind off all stitches.
Weave in the ends.
Sew one button on. No buttonhole is necessary due to the nature of the large stitches.


7 thoughts on “Vacation Knitting

  1. I’ll have seconds on the blueberry pancakes, please :)

    Love the scarflett. You chose a great color and project for her – it really looks nice on her.

  2. Gee, thanks tons, I’m blushing. Yes the deck view is great. There is nothing liking teaching someone to knit, it really gives you warm fuzzies.
    I wish I was doing everything on your list, yummmm Now I’m craving blueberry pancakes.
    Have fun

  3. Could there be a more relaxing knitting location? Its so peaceful, calm, and being near water is at the top of my list! What a blessing for Miss E to learn to knit and have a wearable as the result! Lovely weekend for you!


  4. I learned to knit when I was about Miss E’s age and I believe she’ll be happy you did. Actually, she looks pretty happy now. That’s a beautiful picture.

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