Heard at my house, one evening this week:
"I guess knitting is just like riding a bike. . .a stupid, yarny bike!!!"
Since Dollface got married, I have missed our time together. I know that's the natural order of things, but when she showed me this picture that she took with her phone the other day:
It really got me thinking that I'd like to spend more time with her when I can. So, when she asked if I wanted to go to lunch this week, I was super glad to say yes! Because we had so much fun at lunch that day, and since both Snake and Sweetie had previous engagements that evening, we decided to extend the fun with an old-fashioned craft night at my house - Yay!
We started with paints. Remember the painted bowls from a couple years back? Well, I still had some of the paints, and a few leftover serving platters from those sets of dishes, so we set out to decorate! Here's what we came up with:
Not too shabby for a couple of semi-sometimes-crafty chicks, eh!?! We were quite proud of ourselves, but neither of us was ready for the fun to end. I remembered when Dollface and I learned together how to knit, at a baseball tournament out of town, in the sun with all the other sisters and moms, while dads and brothers were busy on the field. . .and I asked if she'd like to try that again. She said yes, so we got some yarn and needles. She started slow at first, shy around the purl stitches, and a bit awkward:
. . .but eventually, she was knitting like the wind!
Even though she resisted a pattern in her knitting at first, she eventually insisted on casting on some of the stitches and knitting the simple pattern of the 1-row scarf, and then berated herself a little at fearing the purl stitch Eventually, she declared (through clenched teeth), "I guess knitting is just like riding a bike. . .a stupid, yarny bike!!!," as her fingers started to automatically remember what they were supposed to do.
We both laughed, as we had been prone to doing throughout our crafty evening, and she claimed her knitting victory. When it was time to go home, she took her yarn and needles, and let me know that this scarf would likely be my Christmas present this year. I can't wait for December!
Now that I have yarn in her hands, my next challenge is getting her on Ravelry. . .I think I can! I think I can! I think I can! What's your next project?
Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!