Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yarn Pom Poms



I've started collecting ideas for things to do with the kids this summer. Taylor has shown interest in knitting, sewing, all things her mother isn't good at :)

Here's something I stumbled upon at The Creative Mama that I might actually be able to pull off!


The Creative Mama- Yarn Pom Poms in a new way!

1 comment:

Kounting Sheep said...

If Taylor is interested in knitting, I have a few recommendations for books and such.

The kit I actually used to teach myself to knit is "I taught Myself Knitting." We sell it at Michaels or you can get it on amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Taught-Myself-Knitting-Beginners-Kit/dp/B000WV867Q/ref=sr_1_34?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1274903627&sr=8-34
It comes with a good instruction booklet and basic supplies for getting started.

Then there's the book "Cool Stuff Teach me to Knit" (again either Michaels or http://www.amazon.com/Cool-Stuff-Teach-Knit-Leisure/dp/1574866389/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274904092&sr=1-1)which is geared specifically towards preteen girls and comes with "cool" beginner projects.

Size 6 and 8 needles are the best for learning and to start off with. Most basic, beginner patterns will probably use one of these sizes. And make sure she learns using light-medium solid colored yarn. If it's too dark or is variegated (has a bunch of colors), it'll be hard to see what she's doing.

If I lived a little closer I'd offer to teach her myself! Feel free to ask me questions anytime!