Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Daughter Is Knitting!

My mom taught me to knit when I was 6 years old.  I think it was a way of her keeping her sanity more than just passing down the art of hand knitting.  It was a rainy day and I was moping around the house all afternoon saying, "I'm bored.  I'm bored.  I don't have anything to do."  You see, this was long before computers, VCRs, DVDs, cell phones or even cable TV.  So, anyway, my mom sat down with me and a skein of brightly colored Red Heart yarn and a pair of size 8 knitting needles.  To this day, I still get a pang of nostalgia whenever I see this yarn in the stores.  As a kid, I loved this yarn and all of it's colors.  It goes back to the new box of crayons thing.

I have 2 daughters and I have taught both of them how to knit, but neither has gotten the knitting bug...until now.  My oldest daughter is expecting her first baby in April.  Yikes!  I'm going to be a grandma!  So anyway, she decided to knit a blanket for her baby.  It's quite an endeavor for someone who is just a beginner and really hasn't knitted anything since she had made one of those fun scarves (30 sts. on size 15 needles.) in 10th grade.

She was here for a visit the other day, well, she was actually here to do her laundry and she told me that she was getting bored with that baby blanket and that she needed something else to knit. I wonder.....where does she get that???  I suggested a baby hat.  I just happened to have the yarn and the knitting needles in my stash.  (Imagine that.)

 She started it Monday morning and finished it last night.  She had to do a midnight run to Wal-Mart for a yarn needle so she could sew up the seam.  Back in the day.....we didn't have stores that were open 24/7 for things like that.

So here's the baby hat.  I'm so proud of her!


Joansie said...

Great job on the hat. Congrats to your daughter. You have every right to be proud.

glorm said...

Good for her--and it's cute too.

Some mothers-to-be read to their unborn child. Maybe your daughter can say the knitting steps out loud and the baby will be born with a desire to knit. :)

Hopscotch Cardi x 3!