Friday, August 28, 2009

My Niece Denise

Believe it or not, I have not touched or even looked at my knitting for over a week. It's not for the lack of not wanting to, but life has been keeping me busy. I'm not complaining at all, I'm so thankful that I'm able to participate in all the busyness rather than sitting on the sidelines watching life pass me by.

My kids started back to school this week, so since returning from a family reunion in the country, I've been busy helping the kids with their back-to-school supplies and wash all their new clothes. Things just sort of progressed from there.....if it wasn't nailed down....it got washed! And, I thought that it would be a novel idea to wash all the bedding in the house, so that everyone would have a nice fresh bed to sleep in the night before the first day of school. In case you're wondering, the swelling in my foot has improved greatly, so I've sort of been making up for lost time without trying to over do it.

So, I was feeling a little neglectful about my knitting blog or the lack thereof. So, I had gotten this lovely little e-mail from my adult niece about her first baby sweater. I told her that I would love to see it. Well, she sent me a photo and I was amazed! I told her that she should have a blog, but she really doesn't think that she has time in her life for one right now, so she gave me permission to brag...er...blog about her first baby sweater.

It turns out that my niece knitted more than just a baby sweater, she knitted a whole baby set!

Would you believe that this young woman didn't know a thing about knitting 3 years ago?

My mom, her grandmother, was in a nursing home and she was losing interest in knitting and life in general. Well, my niece brought in some knitting needles and some yarn and asked her grandma to teach her how to knit. My mom came back to her wonderful self and my niece took to knitting like she had been doing it all of her life. A few short weeks after learning to cast on and knit, my niece was knitting socks on tiny DPNs! As they say, "and the rest is history." We're just so proud of her!

I don't have much info about what patterns she had used other than she said it was something she found in at Bernat's free patterns site.

If you have the opportunity, teach someone to knit and/or crochet.

A Couple of Little Projects