Pattern: Monica from Knitty
Size: 6 years
Yarn: Cotton Ease - Not quite 1 skein of each color
Started: Thursday afternoon and finished sewing it up today.
Overall I really loved knitting this pattern, and it knit up so quickly too. The straps are the perfect length, which I was a bit worried about. I just estimated the length for Isabelle and it was just right. She has taken to wearing it now and wont take it off (dont you love it when they do that). She also had a haircut yesterday and got quite a bit snipped off, so now her curls have returned.
Lachlan also got motivated yesterday and weeded the old vegie garden (I should have taken a before photo) and has now planted some garlic, cucumbers, silverbeet, carrots, and snowpeas. I will try and remember to take a photo when it all starts growing so you can see some progress. I cant wait for some fresh vegies from the garden. I hope that he keeps weeding it too, as I think it will be good for him. Last year he planted some vegies, and after 2 weeks lost interest so it was left to me. I dont mind weeding as long there arent hundreds of them to do. If I keep an eye on it it should be okay. Oh and the postman dropped off some parcels yesterday in front of the letterbox inside of the fence. Luckily I was home otherwise it would have been ruined from the rain we had yesterday, or it could have been stolen. I think the post office needs to take more care with delivering parcels so they dont get damaged or stolen. I received my copy of Charmed Knits which is a really good book and great for any HP fan. Isabelle loves the wizard robe in it, and Lachlan likes Errol the owl. I quite like the bookmarks and Hermoine hat.
Also I bought Easy Knits for Kids which has quite a few nice patterns in it for young children. I really liked this book when I read about it a few months ago in a knitting magazine. It has some lovely patterns in it and nothing looks too complicated. I am waiting on some more knitting books to come, and fingers crossed that they arrive next week. I did order a third book with these two so I am waiting to hear whether it was sent with them or whether they were still waiting for it. Well that is it for now, must go and sort out some other things to finish up and cross off the list. Happy knitting!!!