One of the wonderful apects of the blogging world is the inspiration one gains from the numerous other women sharing their lives on their blogs. I am often touched and challenged by many of the women I have become friends with via their blogs.
One things that has continues to inspire me has been the crafty abilities of so many. I love to craft but am not great with coming up with my own unique designs. I also find new techniques intimidating. I am more of a hands on learner when it comes to crafts and like to be shown how to do something.
All that being said I have always wanted to learn to knit. My mother knit beautifully. I treasure all the sweaters she has lovingly made my daughters. Unfortunately she took up knitting after I had left home and she is too far away to show me how.
So I turned to one of my favorite crafty women, Amanda Soule, aka Soulemama. Lucky for me she listed Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick among her recomended books. What a wonderful introduction to knitting and not just for kids.
After looking through the book and knitting a few squares in different patterns, I was ready to try something more. There is an adorable pattern for a doll's vest. I just knew Rebekah's doll Rosie needed one of these vests.
Here is Rosie in her new vest. It is a little large as the pattern was for an 18" doll, but I think it looks ok. And Rebekah thinks Rosie new vest is the best!
Now to find a hat pattern. My goal is to knit hats for the family before next fall. Wish me luck.