Tuesday, March 01, 2011

One Thing Leads to Another

So, I just finished knitting up the most adorable baby rattle, (pictures forthcoming since for some reason March is starting off rather deary), anyway, the kids--all four just went crazy for it!  The first thing they did after shaking it, you know, to make sure it would rattle to their own personal satisfaction, was to use it as a microphone. {grin}

Well, that got me thinking.  What if I tweak the pattern and make them each a little microphone?  If I could make it work, that sure would save wear and tear on the Rockband microphone!  I dug through the stash, found some silver crochet thread leftover from the little tea set I made last year and then a bag of leftover sock yarn scraps and went to work.  This is one of the first times I've actually gone ahead without a specific pattern.  I am relying on the rattle pattern, but am modifying it to suit my needs, and that is kind of fun.  It is by no means an original design, but is a tiny step in that direction.

Times like these, make me thankful that my Mom taught me sew and sew well, and to those that know me, no, the irony of that last statement is not lost. {grin}  The ability to eye ball something and know if it is "right" is invaluable when it comes to knitting, and I am grateful my Mom persevered with her lessons.  One of the main reasons that knitting garments is not scary to me, is that sewing experience that I received as a child/teen.  I know how patterns work and how they *should* go together from a sewing aspect, so if I am in the midst of a knitting project, I can usually figure out where it headed south and fix it or fudge it into submission!

Anyway, I will be back to post pictures of the rattle and hopefully a successful prototype of the microphone!  Thanks for reading a kind of a boring post, I apologize, but I was excited to share where my knitting obsession took me today!

1 comment:

Sarahendipity said...

Ok, soooo not boring. I LOVE reading about your knitting adventures. They are exciting and seeing what comes off your sticks is a.m.a.z.i.n.g. ☺