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Turning Five


Last month my niece turned five. I promised to bake her a rainbow cake, and it almost gave me a nervous breakdown. (HA HA. You think I’m kidding?)


The rainbow layers had to be red, yellow, pink, and purple. It became a chant. Red, yellow, pink, and purple. Red, yellow, pink, and purple. IN THAT ORDER, or the unicorns would gouge out my eyes.

(I’m kidding. I think.)

Anyway, since she loves to play with my yarn whenever she comes to visit…


…I thought I would put together a little learn-to-knit kit for her, complete with Pony needles, a crochet hook, plenty of Knit Picks yarn and Lucinda Guy’s Kids Learn to Knit, all in a project bag I sewed myself.


The pattern is Kate Davies’ “Two Kates” project bag. I finished it in a couple of hours (if that).


I mucked up part of the seaming (so there are ‘dimples’ on either side of the handles, at the side seams), but I’m trying not to be such a perfectionist. It still looks good.

More sewing is one of my resolutions for 2012!

1 Comment to Turning Five

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    January 1, 2012 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    So cute! What a great idea for a present!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.