Jan 18, 2012

9 Going on 78

Pigtails' 9, going on 78.  

Her favorite cereal:  Shredded Wheat.  
Munchies preference:  Triscuits, original flavor with no toppings, she says.
Begs for a second helping of prunes.
Skips around the living room singing Sound of Music and Phantom of the Opera tunes.  
Smiles at reruns of I Love Lucy on the tube, yelling "Daddy, I heart Lucy is on, YES!"  
Prefers Shirley Temple and Annie over anything the Disney Channel pumps out.  We don't have cable, perhaps she's unaware the Disney Channel exists.








She sits quietly in the corner crocheting, blanket over her lap, a granny ringer.  She's working on a scarf that's like 12-feet long and a half-inch wide.  Perfect width for a guinea pig.

Pigtails needs some crochet help.  Looking for comments or a video response demonstrating how to widen her scarf from a single row up to 10 rows wide.  Video and more below:
 



















-Beard

16 comments:

  1. She needs to learn the treble stitch. Then she can build on that and you will have a chance and having a nice warm scarf before winter is out.

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    1. I know the treble clef, not the treble stitch, I think we're in trouble.

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  2. Anonymous1/19/2012

    If only wet nap moist towelettes were more abundantly offered in restaurants like they once were. Once 'tails discovers those, you better check her purse for the sure stash.

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    1. Your wet-nap talk sounds more like poopy diaper clean-up than knitting.

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    2. Anonymous1/22/2012

      Totally in response to her 9 going on 78. I have no advice on the crocheting front. :(

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  3. Love it! Instead of continuing in a long row, she needs to turn her skinny scarf and stitch back through the stitches she's already made. Once she's learned the single crochet stitch, she can learn all the others easily. I don't have a cool video for her myself, but here's a good one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqhaQQajt0U. And here's a good written tutorial with pictures: http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=68.

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    1. My mom's name is Deb, so I like you. Thanks for the help!

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  4. She'd get along well with my daughter. She has always loved Lucy, so I bought a DVD set that we watched over and over. Thanksgiving weekend she got hooked on the Dick Van Dyke Show for some reason and thank God that ended. New Years it was the Three Stooges. She thinks the old shows are HILARIOUS. (We dont have cable either). Only thing is I need to have someone teach her to crochet (sorry I can't help Pigtails with the scarf).

    Btw, tell Pigtails those curls are super cute.

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    1. Okay, the D.V. Dyke show came on today on the rerun channel. Her first time seeing it, you were right, she liked it! There's something missing from modern shows compared to the classics.

      Pigtails says thanks for the curls compliments, and she asked me again when she can write a post on Kid Bloggers Rock. I'd better get on that.

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  5. I tried crocheting and my scarf started out wie enough and then came to a point... plain triscuits are the best.

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    1. You crocheted a wonderful arrow!

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  6. And I just read this post...
    http://mamaandbabylove.com/2012/01/05/beginner-crochet-tutorial-the-chain-stich/

    They are doing multiple video series on crocheting and also there is a photo of a chain stitch scarf... she has that one already finished!

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  7. Oh great, Nessa's making me to watch crocheting vid's again, how cruel!

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  8. Anonymous1/22/2012

    Pigtails curls are curly like a pig's tail! And "I Love Lucy" were part of my afternoon TV indulgence after school. It's got to do with the sound, music and ridiculous storylines.

    M

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  9. She is a girl after my own heart! I prefer to stay in on Saturday nights, snuggled up to my pup, watching old movies and crocheting. I crochet Lefty too. I will try to write up a simple explaination to teach her a few new things :)

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  10. I could add some video tutorials but children (and beginners) tend to learn better in-person. Most local craft stores run classes for beginners on these things. Or you could stop by your local old age home and probably score some free lessons in exchange for a visit over tea. Everybody wins :-)

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Thanks for the note, check back for my response!