i have no idea why one of odin’s knitting projects has been sitting in the fruit bowl for days, but it makes me smile.
i think it’s pretty neat that odin will sometimes voluntarily choose to while away the time with little knitted felting projects. like today, i walk by and ask what he’s working on. “oh, something that reminds me of spring.”
a spring scene, indeed! if you look carefully you can see he’s felted together different shades of blue to give the sky some depth.
odin has been experimenting with making pop-up paperworks. he’s totally fascinated with how to make three-dimensional creations so we got a few books and read some tutorials online and he decided to put his skills to work and came up with a simple but beautiful design for valentine’s day cards for his classmates.
he wanted a card that would pop-up a heart when opened and came up with the two layer design all by himself. and he certainly didn’t inherit my formidable power of procrastination because he came up with a plan to complete all the cards well ahead of valentine’s day!
here’s a closer-up look of the design of the heart. that’s some pretty precise x-acto knife work!
and making fun stuff like this cute little kitten! i bet more than a few friends and family will be getting one as a gift.
a close up to show the soft form and detail of odin’s knitted kitty. now if i could just get him to crank these out by the hundreds 🙂
is there an age limit in the etsy terms of service? just kidding. sort. of.
having learned the skill in his waldorf kindergarten, odin has been finger knitting for some time, making nice little bracelets for mother’s day and whatnot. those were single-strand crafts, but now that he’s in first grade, he has apparently graduated to advanced finger knitting which involves wrapping yarn through around all the fingers to make multiple rows simultaneously.
he was kind enough to try and teach me, but we has some troubles with left handed/right handed conversion and my general inability to keep track of The Correct Order of Steps.
a bit exasperated, he eventually gave up and said that it would probably be easier to teach mama how do it first and then maybe she could teach me ( although he was clearly skeptical that even she would be able to get it through my thick skull ).
sigh. the facade of infallibility cracked by finger knitting.