Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rainy Day Finger Knitting Marathon

We've been obsessed with finger knitting around here the last few weeks! Annie has gained skill and speed quickly and we are turning the fruit of our labors into bedside rugs for ourselves. We stayed in our pajamas ALL DAY yesterday, knitted on the couch and had a few good laugh attacks. Here are the beginnings of our rugs.

 Above-Annie's HUGE finger knitted ball!
Below-Using hula hoops as the frames of our round little rugs.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Circle of Friends

Today I took Annie and her 'zine group to the redwoods for a naturalist painting outing.

We picnicked, sketched, observed and water colored.

I was able to gather their attention for a good long while, then slowly, the world of imagination crept over the girls, and the royal fairy world fully appeared and stayed until it was time to pack up and head home.
What struck me most was the consideration, flexibility and care the girls all showed each other! So beautiful! It gives me great hope for humanity.