Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Knitting and Memory Journaling!

Little fingers but a big heart...that is my Madelyn! :) She was just sooo excited to learn to knit! So we started today. I bought special colored yarn for her with pastel pinks and purples which she was so excited about! I also got needles for her (but that we will both use for projects). She is starting to get it...but has made lots of goofs...but that is OK. We will just keep working with it and practicing. She seems to really enjoy it....hopefully it will be something her and I can do together throughout the years while spending time together! :)

Here is how she did with her first row....
(then she tried to do some more and has gotten goofed and had to start over. A+ for effort! She is really trying!)
Here is my knitting progress so far on the recent scarf I have been working on. The yarn is so soft! I am happy with how it is turning out! I really enjoy knitting! Do you knit or crochet? Do you enjoy it? I would love to hear about it!......

And finally...I wanted to share with you all something I have just started....a memory journal! (That's what I call it anyway!) While reading THIS lovely blog...I came across her Simple Journaling post...and was inspired! What a wonderful idea!!! Now hers is sorta like her "to dos" and such as well...mine is just trying to keep track of what I did each day...for fun and to look back and read and remember (since I already have my planner to list my appointments and to dos for each day!).
I have just started recording stuff for today (below).....

Do you journal? I would love to hear about it! I am really enjoying this method! It's a lot of fun and I think it will be great to look back upon through the years! :o)

I went and voted this morning!!! Hooray! I am trying to calm my spirit and just trust that no matter what...God is in control of everything...and even if Obama wins...I trust God for our care and protection. I have housework to do today and plan on hanging laundry out on the lines...it is beautiful weather here! I am loving it!!! Have a GREAT day and I will talk to you soon! (By the way...this is my 499th post!!!! Woooooot!) xoxo


  1. That is so great ya'll are doing a craft together. I loved learning stuff from my Mom.
    Cute idea for a journal. The journals I keep besides my blog are pregnancy journals and keep up with the baby books. :) I tried doing a journal for Kate with all the funny things she said but life got busy and I didn't have the time to write them.
    I voted too. Go McCain/Palin!! Have a happy election day.

  2. Madelyn looks so intense doing that knitting! You can tell she really wanted to learn!I don't knit but who knows maybe one day I will learn! I voted Katy! Whatever happens just know God is good and he is in control! Hugs! ~Beth~

  3. Okay I must try harder! If Madelyn can knit, well then I MUST try harder! Maybe she can teach me how! Good for her, she looks like she's enjoying it!

  4. It is so great to see a mom and a daughter doing a craft together. Enjoy your knitting,

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  6. Im just learning to knit but ive been crochet for a cpl of yrs and love it i make other things too.

    heres my site of the things i make and sell

    i have a journal too yours is neat.

  7. I started on of those journals in Sept of this year - and I'm really enjoying it too. I use it as to do as well as a memory journal. The pictures make it fun.

  8. I'm also learning to knit - but my scarf does not look as good as yours :)

  9. I love that you're teaching your daughter how to knit! I'm trying to teach myself how to crochet right now. I'm making an afghan, which is kind of a big project, but I'm practicing all the different stitches. So we'll see!

  10. Hi Katy!

    I tried to comment on your last post but for some reason, it kept saying "error on page"

    Anyway, I'm praying for McCain/Palin as well. Whatever the outcome God is in charge.

    Hugs and love,

  11. I want to learn how to knit, wish I would had my Mom teach me while she was still alive. I voted today too, for McCain/Palin, I've been praying alot over this election. Yes, I do keep jounals, I have a prayer journal, graditude journal, daily and a Thanksgiving journal where it's passed around the table for all to add a page. I love to journal!

  12. i need to get back on my crocheting... but i think i may have forgotten. lol i haven't gotten very far anyway.

    i started a journal a couple of months ago to record things i'm thankful for. kind of like what you are doing... sometimes i write a lot... sometimes just a line or two and do a doodle or paste a pic. it's good to keep in mind what great things God does and gives us, our experiences and even our trials.

  13. What a wonderful thing for yall to share!!!! I voted on Friday so Im patiently waiting for the news casts to start!! Have a blessed day sweetie!!

    BTW~ I sooooo miss you! Im glad we can at least stay in touch this way!

  14. So glad to see you start journaling, I make wonderful journal jars with great questions to get anyone started..sometimes its hard to know what to write down. I have them in my Etsy crafting shop...
    its so good to see you teaching knitting too, I love to crochet when I get time...

  15. Hi, Katy! Thanks for the sweet comments you left me today!

    I love that you are teaching M to knit. I cannot wait to Amelia is old enough so that I can teach her. I think it is so important to teach our kids about some of those "lost arts." (Even if knitting is still pretty popular.) It's such a fun and productive way to spend some time. There are even some groups who collect knitted caps for NICU babies and other knitted items for long-term patients. Maybe one day y'all might want to knit a cap for a baby or something. Just thought I'd mention it in case you hadn't heard of that!

    Have a wonderful evening with your family!

  16. Hello,

    I wish I could learn how to knit..Your scarf looks so soft!

    Love the idea of a journal!

    Have a great Day,

  17. What an awesome way to journal!! Do you just use a regular notebook or a scrap booking book? I love this idea!!! M looks like she is really into knitting!! so glad you are able to pass these things on to her!! Have a wonderful night my friend!!~HUGS~Wendy

  18. Ohhh Katy... little Madelyn is doing great! Look at her face.. she's so intent on her fingers... and trying to get it all just right. What a beautiful picture! She's DEFINITELY YOUR DAUGHTER!! ;) She's beautiful!
    I voted today as well... God bless the USA!! I too voted for Mc Cain and Palin!
    I love your journal... I write in journals alot too.. and have read a book about keeping an INSPIRATION journal... anything that inspires... and also a GRATITUDE journal. In thee inspirational journal you are to cut out magazines and annnything that inspires as well. It gets pretty thick! Your entry makes me want to start a brand new one... !
    Well, have a great night Katy...
    enjoy that knitting!

  19. I have written in a journals since I was 12. It is amazing to look back at life and see where we have been and where we are going. Our family prays for our nation's leaders everyday. God Bless America. Julie

  20. Look at the determination on that sweet face!

    Love the journaling idea. I really need to do that instead of keeping a big box of clipping and quotes.

    Our verse for this week is "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." Regardless of the outcome of this election, God is ever faithful to those who love him.


  21. I love your journal. That is a great idea!

  22. Pffff knitting.. I tried it, and tried it and tried it some more.. but somehow I start with, say, 20 stitches (are they called stitches?) and end up with 25

    *lol* Must be doing something wrong ;)

    greetings from the netherlands!

  23. Hey, I love your blog and has inspired me to make my family. You always wish him all the best for you and your family and keeps writing that I pass by here to see how to continue. A very warm greeting from Spain

  24. I saw a journal like yours from Cheryl at Coppers Wife. I love it because it is not your traditional journal.

    That is so sweet that the two of you are learning to knit together. I don't do either, but both are on my list of things to learn this winter. I don't know anyone in real life that knits, so don't be surprised if I come to you with questions!

    Have a great day!

  25. Oh, cool that Madelyn is learning to knit! Af wants to sew and I should probably work on that with her. It would make her so happy but then again, I can see her ending up so frustrated because she has little patience.

    I can crochet but I haven't done it in awhile. Normally I work on it over winter. I made so many scarves and find myself using the same ones. I have a stash of yarn but I never know what to make with it! LOL I made an afghan with the same yarn that Madelyn is using...Actually I have started it and torn it apart many time and never really FINISHED it! LOL

    Have a great day!


  26. Awh Katy, I love those pics of Madelyn....that's so great that she's learning to knit!!!



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