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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Simple Knitting

I am not in the upper echelons of knitters when it comes to executing patterns and textures. However, I find the act of knitting a relatively relaxing pastime and I enjoy making what I consider utilitarian items for my family. I knit socks and have a rotation as to who receives the next pair. They all seem to like wearing what I produce, so I keep at it. Besides, I have a hard time sitting still for long and knitting the same pattern repeatedly keeps me from fidgeting. A recent trip resulted in 1.5 socks..a few hours here and there will finish those up. Then I will cast on the next pair for when I need to keep my hands busy.

This Christmas I wanted to knit a little joke for my daughter. She is a curler and is always telling me how cold she is in the rink. Since I do not have it in me to knit a lovely Mary Maxim seater (remember those? a bulky cardigan with curling motifs?), I knit her a wool hat. And I added some buttons for curling stones...just to be cute. She has my permission to remove the buttons..

She posed for me, we both ended up crying from laughing so hard, and we took a great series of photos of her wearing her hat. This however, if what you get to see...the top of the silly hat. She did wear it once and her curling mates laughed and suggested it could have been worse. There is a pattern circulating that looks just like a curling stone, handle and all. I am sure Simone is grateful that I don't do patterns well!

Since I had lots of wool, I also knit hats for my son and my Dad. I kept them simple and basic, like all my knitting is.


  1. hahahaha! Yes I bet she is happy you don't do patterns!!! This made my day! Love it!

    Happy Valentine's day Jennifer!

  2. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauFebruary 14, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    Oh, yes! She is extremely happy I don't! lol Simone is real sport to wear it. Happy Valentine's Day to you, too! Enjoy the pre-storm day!

  3. Fun hat, but oh my! It is probably a very good thing you don't do patterns!

  4. I actually wear it to all my curling matches now! The wool is great to keep me warm! Though I will probably take off the buttons post curling season so I can wear it day to day :)

  5. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauFebruary 14, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Good to know!! Glad the wool keeps you warm - I suspected it might even though it isn't too tightly knit. And of course, you can take the buttons off...

  6. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauFebruary 14, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Yes, it is probably best! This is the one I could have knit...lol http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-149110-1.html My daughter was relieved I didn't when I showed her this one...haha

  7. It is so cute! And I bet it keeps her warm too. I just hope that she is throwing blue rocks. :)

  8. Ha, ha, I like the curling hat. I keep my knitting simple too and like you I always have socks on the go for TV tome and road trips.
    It's very calming.

  9. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauFebruary 16, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    She is actually wearing it! What does her mother know? lol And my sister said the same thing about the blue stones! : )

  10. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauFebruary 16, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    Thanks, Holly! I like fun gifts and it was mindless knitting. I am like you, I need something to work on when sitting..otherwise I fall asleep really quickly. The knitting helps delay the naps for a little bit at least..lol