Teaching Flat Stanley to knit

KjoyPsorrow's picture

Hello everyone. I haven't written in a long time, but according to my last blog I was making a baby blanket for a not-yet-conceived infant. Well, as of January - or really a month or so before - that is no longer the case. I am now making a blanket for a baby growing steadily in my sister's womb! This means I have a deadline now -- early September. As of now the blanket is about 32 inches wide and nearly 19 inches long so I have quite a ways to go. I love working with the "lace and fan" pattern though. It's easy to do, but looks brilliant. I would post a photo, but I'm too lazy to go up to my room, take a photo of it, and come back down to post it. However, I do have one photo of me knitting on hand.
This December I finished a stocking cap for a friar who was recently ordained to the diaconate. That is what I was knitting when one of the novices I live with asked for a photo of me teaching a Flat Stanley, whom he had received from his nefew, to knit. I wish I had a photo of the completed hat because it turned out very nice, but I gave it away before I thought to photograph it. This is the only photo I have of it in progress. Note the small stocking cap Flat Stanley has is progress too. Sorry the image is blurry.

Pax et bonum

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Bill's picture

You're a GREAT teacher!
Flat Stanley is doing a beautiful job!
...and I'm delighted to see you're allowed to knit with real colour! (grin)
(we've missed you!)

purlyman's picture

Wow - I can't believe how well Flat Stanley is doing! He's such a fast learner. Make sure we get a pic of Flat Stanley's stocking cap! And don't forget to take a pic of your baby blanket to share too!!


Nehkhasi's picture

I love flat Stanley! And is that a Snuggy you're knitting in??? Knitting, Snuggy and Stanley! All that comfort! :-) Nehkhasi


Tallguy's picture

I tried to write to you privately, and I see there is no address for you! I suppose you are not allowed to have any email .... or just chose not to give it to us.

I had never heard of a Flat Stanley but I know about him now! Interesting character, and very talented too, I can see. The hat looks interesting you are working on as well... and yes, a pic of it finished would have been nice too. Well, just knit up another one, and show us that one! hahaha

I see you are knitting the hat on double points, which is okay too, but have you tried circulars? I find them a lot easier for me to use, for all of my knitting. I have a complete set (okay several full sets) of straights, double points, but prefer to use the circs for everything I do. I guess it all depends on what you have on hand... or what you get used to working with. If it ain't broke, don't fix it is a good rule to follow.

We hope to hear from you more often.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great to hear from you again. Flat Stanley looks like he picked up knitting very quickly. Nice, even stitches, too! Same as yours...you must be a natural teacher. The hat looks nice and I look forward to photos of the blanket. Peace. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.