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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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great to hear from you

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.

Tallguy's picture

I tried to write to you

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.

Nehkhasi's picture

I love flat Stanley! And is

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

purlyman's picture

Wow - I can't believe how

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!!

Bill's picture

You're a GREAT teacher! Flat

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!)