Saturday, January 24, 2009

another convert to the fold...


during this last week of the everlasting school holidays, Lily came to me in a search for "something to do".

Naturally, my ideas were "boring".

So when she looked at me and said; "I know, I could make a wristband - can you teach me to knit?", I managed to keep a calm demeanour as I replied; "Sure, I suppose I could do that", knowing that if I showed even the slightest bit of enthusiasm, the idea would be deemed "boring"!

I cast on using 5mm *glitter* needles and some pink variegated from the stash. The first row, she sat in front of me and worked the yarn. The second row she worked the needles. The third row she was flying along on her own.

I had to leave the room because my maternal pride was threatening to suffocate us ;)

From the hallway I could hear her singing "I'm knitting, I'm knitting, I learned to knit today", pleased as punch with herself, as well she should be.

She's made three wristbands since last night - one each for herself and her two best friends. As she was working on the third she said; "I can see how this gets addictive, Mum"

yes, baby. I've hooked you up for life.


23 comments:

Leonie said...

You go girl, convert the world!!! LOL!! My boys are very, very slowly making face washers with my help. They are 5 and 3.

Word verification:pasions. Appropriate really since knitting is our passion!

Drewzel said...

Awww such a cute post!! Go the knitting! whohoo!

bex said...

thats great!! it must have been a really proud moment!!its good that she picked it up soo quick!
xx

Chrisy said...

Wonderful memories being made here...and lifelong skills as well...to hear her singing mustve been precious...

potty mouth mama said...

Awesome post - so sweet - go the click click click - and such a great idea to make wristbands.

knititch said...

i love that story. congratulations on you own personal knitting club. that is too cool. and after all she lives in a place with loads of wool.

copperseal said...

that is soo adorable!!

missfee said...

that is so fantastic - I was so excited when my 6year old niece rang to say she learnt to knit

Jenny said...

Yay!! Lovely story!

Wired for Fibre said...

Oh oh, the stash isn't safe now!

WoolPets said...

What a wonderful Momma to have the patience to teach. Saw this link on Meet Me at Mikes.

Louise said...

Yay for Lily! My 8 and 6 year old girls both love to knit - but you gotta have sparkly needles!!

Susan said...

That's just wonderful! Very exciting. Knowledge passed from generation to generation.

umbrellabella said...

Beautiful moment-cuuuute!

PrincessPea said...

How fantastic! And good for you for keeping your enthusiasm under wraps - sounds like by far the best strategy...

katiecrackernuts said...

Tee hee. Well done.

J-Mac said...

So true, knitting is so addictive. I am obsessed with knitting beanies, people ask me if I knit anything else and I say, "well, I can... but who doesn't like a beanie?"

Nice work on keeping the enthusiasm until the end. That must have killed you!

Emma said...

So sweet! I love the song she was singing to herself.

Madge said...

Way to go! It must've been the glitter needles. (!) Sounds like Lily's a natural, which is super cool.

Rose Red said...

Hurrah!!! And were you saving the glitter needles for this auspicious occasion?? Heh! Wonderful!

louise said...

Kylie, what have you done! Will Lily's life every be the same again? I can picture you both in years to come enjoying your own family knitting club.

Donni said...

Glitter needles? Maybe that's what I need to coax Kaela back. Well done!

Grand Purl Baa said...

Well done you!