Yesterday I finally sucked it up and decided to try my first ever knitting project with a pattern. I wanted to do something fun for JL. I found a really cute washcloth pattern on Lil Knit of This & That called D’oh Dad. It is none other than the face of Homer Simpson. Perfect for JL.
Here is a step by step photo diary of how it knitted up over the last two days.
This is the start of the wash cloth. I stopped at 19 rows for dinner last night and getting the kids ready or bed.
Once we were able to get JSL to sleep (the pinkeye was really bothering him) I plugged away on Homer and stopped at about the half way point (row 29):
By this point I was exhausted and wanted to try to sleep some since I figured the little guy would be up. This afternoon while JSL was napping and NHL was playing I was able to knit a little more. By the time we sat down for dinner I was 70% done with Homer.
Once both of the boys were in bed I sat down and finished this bad boy off while watching American Idol. Here is what he looked like when I was done.
It was an amazing pattern by Melanie Thompson and I would highly recommend her items. . . so please check out her blog!
Not sure what I am going to do next. Melanie also has what looks like Blue from Blues Clues and Elmo. . . . so possibly one of them.
Here is a look at NHL’s finished scarf. He has not worn it yet, but the snow coming down now may change his mind in the morning.