children knit. But not with my yarn.

I’ve located all the missing knitting over the past few days, hidden under bits and bobs and boxes of holiday detritus. Yay! My scarf is neverending and we are in the Bermuda Scarf Triangle, but I am SO HAPPY to be knitting on it!

I’m also SO HAPPY because the youngest spontaneously asked me if I’d “show her to knit again.”

family time

She stopped knitting after our DIY taping last year, when she had so much trouble with the circular hat. So this time I set her up with the fat needles, some soft Bernat stash yarn and a plain garter stitch scarf and she picked it right back up. Her little fingers remember exactly what to do and she loves the yarn and the fabric she’s getting. I am walking into the kitchen to cheer every so often, but not letting her see how pleased I am that she’s knitting. She’s seriously getting into the prickly part of puberty lately, so I hope she keeps it up and maybe it’ll be a bridge for us.

The Yarn Harlot once wrote about her children asking her for yarn and she said, looking at her stash, “I’ll buy you some.” because she did not want to SHARE.

I know exactly how she feels. I had to go to the bottommost bin and the neglected bag of yarn I never plan to knit (it’s still nice yarn, it’s just not meaningful yarn) before I could find a skein I was willing to part with.

I have become a yarn miser. But I did pony up something and also some needles and look, she’s got a whole two inches of fabric on those needles! Yay!

We do not mention the dog who is just smug and insufferable and way too relaxed. But then, I suppose she needed to recover from this:

tiki antlers

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4 Responses to children knit. But not with my yarn.

  1. Inky says:

    Yay for kids knitting!! My 9 year old niece came for some instruction a couple weeks back, but I think it has stumped her again – maybe next time.

    As for the antlers, I do love them on the dog, but that cat picture is great – he’s soooooooo pissed off looking 🙂

    Happy New Year to you!

  2. Lucia says:

    I totally know that one. Luckily Miss B has (so far) an inordinate fondness for horrible hairy stuff.

    I am trying to figure out if those are socks or slippers, and if they’re handknit. The antlers are just the thing, though. Save the picture for her prom night… wait, never mind.

  3. Roxie says:

    The dog is indecently relaxed.

    Yay for the knitting cild! May it soothe those hideous hormonal surges. Kids this age suffer from UMS. Ugly Mood Swings.

  4. Moon says:

    They stay prickly pied for quite awhile…sadly…lol…
    My 17 year old still has her moments, but it was ALOT worse through the 13-15 age bracket.

    P.s. I cant get the kid to knit even if I pay her… sigh…

    ;0)

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