chain stitch, and the morning with my son!
October 12th, 2013
it’s rather early especially for me, I have to admit I am lucky, my husband gets up, gives the children breakfast and brings me tea in bed, I know am very lucky and really appreciate him doing it, once upon a time I got up and made him breakfast and saw him off to work but due to illnesses we have fallen into this pattern and it works well for us, but today I am up with my son, the barmy one! and we are sat on the sofa while I type this, and with a project on my lap, we will wait a while and see if there are any stirrings in the house and in a little while get breakfast, while we wait for the rest of of the hose to wake I will be stitching around some letters on a scarf (i will be sharing the scarf with you soon) and hopefully my son can get some knitting done before his little sister comes along and trys to run away with his ball!
It is nice to be up, just the two of us, I don’t get to do it much any more and I actually miss it! I am aware that in most houses mums are first up and get there children breakfast and I miss that, sometimes it is the little things!
and I am liking that I have the chance to talk to him about knitting and stitching and explain what I am doing without the distractions around and chatting about school and his class, the things he learnt and likes doing, we don’t discuss school much because he always says he can’t remember or will tell me another time, then never does, I am sure all you parents out there know how frustrating and a little disappointing that is, it must be a morning thing, or a weekend morning thing because I know on most week day mornings we get mostly grunts!
as much as I usually dislike mornings this one is pretty good!
this is the stitching and chain I technique i have been using
come up through the fabric/knitting (same for first stitch)
go back down trough same hole
come out a little further along and pull the yarn most of the way through leaving a loop
(I did 2 bars from between the stitches and the two bars that make the stitch when going in the other direction)
then back trough the loop and pull (but not too tight or it will pukka!)
to form the stitch
happy stitching x
*more chain stitch
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