Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Spring Spindlicity's up and Leah's in it!



Leah's first article for Spindlicity came out today! I can't do a direct link to her page, but go to Spindlicity, click on Table of Contents, scroll down to Kidspin, and her article is Farm to Fabric - Merino Sheep.

She's not up yet this morning, but I know she'll squeal with delight when she sees it. By bedtime last night, she had almost finished the water bottle carrier she started earlier in the day. She was trying an I-cord strap, but she had trouble doing that consistently, so I'm going to show her how to do a crocheted spiral strap instead. This is actually a big deal because it's the first time she has agreed that a bit of her knitting wasn't going quite right and that it should be ripped out. In the past, she's always just plowed through with the boo-boos intact, but now I think she's comfortable enough with her knitting to know when something's not up to par. I remember one episode of Cast-On mentioned that the biggest difference between new knitters and more experienced knitters is willingness to have a re-do, and it's cool to see Leah moving to that next level.

Meanwhile, in a mind-boggling moment yesterday, Jesse asked me to show him how to knit! He did a few stitches before dinnertime and wasn't too thrilled with how awkward it was, but said that he'd like to try crocheting today instead. :-)

In the lampwork department, Scott's jewelry and bead listings are all now up at The Collective. We confirmed yesterday that he'll also be an exhibitor at the Glass Bead Extravaganza and the Connecticut La Leche League Conference, where he'll sell his mamabeads as a fundraiser for CT midwives.

5 Comments:

Blogger DesertGirl said...

Hey! I have referred a friend from work, Mary, to Scotts beads. She strands them herself, but we looked at his beads online, and she was in love. Keep an ear out for her.

Good Job Leah!!! Published at such a young age.

Miss you!

April

10:24 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Congratualtions Leah! You are so very talented and will go far in your knitting/spinning life.

4:52 PM  
Blogger CBRE B. said...

Congratulations to Leah - she must be thrilled. What a great reason to write!

10:32 PM  
Blogger GAndyS said...

That was a very nice article, Leah! Congratulations on your spinning. Even with help from Mom, that was a good achievement of your own. When you write your articles it would be nice if you did Leah's parts with quotes around them or in some way let her 7 1/2 year old voice come through since I can imagine you are striving for quality in writing, but I'm sure all of us want to hear her sweet little turn of speech, too! Thanks and enjoy writing too!

3:09 PM  
Blogger livnletlrn said...

Hi GAndyS. Thank you for your comments, but I am a bit puzzled by the reference to "Leah's parts" of the article. The entire article is Leah's. I helped her with the typing and punctuation, and together we worked out what path the article should take, but the words are definitely all hers. Perhaps the vocabulary is more than you would expect from someone her age, which is understandable because sometimes she comes out with some doozies that even surprise her parents, but such is the vocabulary of a kiddo who has enjoyed as much literature as she has.

9:16 AM  

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