The Good Ole Summertime ~ Mountain Mama

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Good Ole Summertime

Summer is not my best knitting time.  For so many reasons. The kids are home.  It's hot.  It's sticky.  The kids are sticky.  Oops, I just dropped ice cream in my lap of knitting.  Again. 

And then there's the kitten.  Kittens find yarn, knitting needles and the synchronization of the two the most fascinating thing in the world.  It's instinct and Midas is a self motivated gentleman--his destiny is to kill it.

My only goal this Summer was a project I owe a friend in barter.  She sent me a pattern.  I knit.  She'll take care of my mother's Christmas present.  Love that.

It's so hard to knit something not of your choosing.  To not stray from the pattern at all.  Not to curse fall and harvest colors (generally my favorite) when you have a lovely creamsicle colored yarn screaming to be knit but the only size 6 needles you have are being used to knit fall and harvest colors.

It was a battle.

The only concession I made in the pattern was adding a bit of elastic in the waist.  There is no way these pants would have fit a toddler otherwise.

Once the final end was woven.  I dove into my stash, pulled out two skeins that have been calling to me and cranked this little number out in 24 hours.

I knit the same pattern last winter.  It's a mite too small this year so I promised Vish a new one.

In other news, I have about 3,275 friends who chose to have lots of fun last fall and are now paying for all that fun in the maternity wards of various hospitals across the country.  I've been remiss to all of you.  I apologize.  Especially BFF in Seattle.

I'm on it.
The yarn brings out his eyes. 
The camera brings out his lower lip.
Harvest Moon, designer unknown.  Knit Picks Comfy (cotton/acrylic)

Peruvian Hat by Pam Allen.  Noro Silk Garden (wool/silk) and Tahki Savoy (wool/silk)


  1. OMG, that is DARLING. You are amazing. I just realized I've actually forgotten which of the kids I asked you to make it for. Guess we'll see which one it fits!

    I'm sorry it was such a pain in the butt for you. :P I know exactly how that is, though - run into it every time I get a commission.

  2. This is so cute; beautiful colors that make me long for Autumn, even if it is still over 100° out here daily. Maybe someday you'll be knitting something for a wee Robertson? Maybe … if that ever happens.

    Also, I LOVE Simon's Cat. I was just on his website this week and didn't see the new short 'till you posted it. He really knows kitties.


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