The Banded Stash Snake began to slither from my needles. What fun to grab colors and decide on assorted textures in stockinette, garter, and moss stitches. (Note: None of these snake skins have received their heads yet.) Noticing my merry knitting over Labor Day weekend, 6-yr-old DGS said, "Whatcha makin'?" When I told him about the snake for 3-yr-old, he smirked. His eyes sparkled. "Would you like one?" I asked. "Cool! That's SO cool!" His brother 9-yr-old DGS lurking nearby piped up with, "Can I have one too?" Now this kid is a lurker, always over-hearing this 'n' that. And I am so glad--at least this time--as I said, "Sure!" because I feel so blessed that my little grands actually want me to make things for them! These are joy-filled projects for my little ones.
Below is the Banded Crayon Snake because it reminds me of Crayolas tumbling out of the box. The pattern, "Kid's Snake", is at http://www.craftbits.com/ I'm using worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles.
Lastly, we have the Banded Tweed Snake because, well, tweed yarn! This is still on the needles.
I'm having fun with knitting different types of bands for the color changes. You know, by the time you get to the third one, a little variety helps!
Next comes the taxidermy. That's the part where I stuff them with poly fiber fill! Of course, I've got to make the heads first, then add eyes and tongues. This has become a reptilian delight!
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.