Friday, October 24, 2008

Knitting and Kiddos

I have been knitting a lot lately. I am loving the book
"Last Minute Knitted Gifts" by Joelle Hoverson so much.
This cute little hat on my sweety is a variation on the
rolled brim hat in the book. So, so easy and cute.

My oldest son snapped this photo of me for my avatar, I thought he did a great job! I am wearing the cowl I knitted from the book. I am making several of these for Christmas gifts.
It is so strange to post pictures of myself, even if the kiddos did take them. Feels a bit strange. I am so used to showing off photos of everything else but me.

Every so often I hand my camera over to one of the kids. I love the way children freely flitter about snapping photos of what interests them. I get a precious glimpse into their hearts and minds. Today, what interested my daughter was me knitting. A common sight this time of the year, here I am making another cowl.
She instructed me to make *heart-hands*,
a favorite way to say *I Love You*.

I love this close-up she took. My hands look so hard-working, not pretty hands that's for sure.
I don't mind though, they are hardworking and strong.

I pray that you are all having a blessed and productive Friday. In God's Love, Tami


  1. I would love to learn to knit and sew. Sadly, not skills taught to me. :( How long have you been at it?

    Love your blog,

  2. Penny,
    I am a self taught knitter....I use the videos on alot. I am a person that has to see something being done to learn it. I was taught to sew as a child and embroidery, but not knitting. I have been at it for a few years, but I would still consider myself a beginner. My big new thing this year was to learn knitting in the round. Thanks so much for visiting. In God's Love, Tami

  3. Your children are as terrific with the camera as you are!

    By the way, a person's hands say alot about them. Are they perfectly soft and without scar? Are the nails perfectly manicured? Signs of of someone worried about appearances or maybe a little afraid of work? But, not your hands ... yours show that you are busy caring for life and others. Yours show your servants heart.

    Have a blessed day ... Mrs. B

  4. Beautiful post. Beautiful woman. We love that book, too, and have made up quite a few things from it--each numerous times :o) I hope that each one in your precious family is well. We're doing well. I had no sooner rested up from the move and then God blessed us with the busiest, but also most beautiful-truly-summer, of my entire life, I believe. A bit more rest and quiet-of necessity-has followed the summer, but I'm beginning to be able to spread my wings a bit more once again. So, I'm coming by to say hello and send love. Though I've been quiet for awhile I've been thinking of you and praying for you all along, sweet friend.
    Sincerely, Jewels

  5. Tami,

    I am trying to be a self taught knitter. I've visited and also am reading books. Thanks for the insipration. Have a great week.


  6. Love this post...and great to see you! And, your hands are beautiful...I prefer the look of busy, hardworking hands any day than manicured hands that never know the joys of busyness. My hands have been doing the same thing lately...practicing my knitting skills...if I don't watch myself, it's the only thing I ever get done, lol! It can be addictive this time of year :)