Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I tried so hard when my daughter was young to get her interested in knitting, or sewing, or stitching, or anything remotely related to domesticity. She didn't bite. She does know how to knit, and she's even knit a couple of nice hats and half of a scarf, but she's never been that interested. Her best friend, Melissa however, show a little bit of interest, at least for a while. Melissa decided last year that she wanted to knit her new nephew a little blanket. I, of course, jumped at the chance to help choose the yarn at a LYS. We found some beautiful Venezia merino silk that was on sale, and Melissa spent close to $50 on what we hoped was enough for her to knit a blanket. After a year, the blanket hadn't materialized, and one day Melissa showed up in my classroom, hoping that I'd finished her project for her. I was happy to give it a shot but soon discovered that we hadn't bought nearly enough yarn. My solution was to unravel what Melissa had knit and start over, knitting a little pillow cover. Melissa is away at U.C. Davis with Paige, so I figure she'll enjoy a little decoration for her apartment, and I'm hoping that I have enough yarn to knit a little bunny for nephew. It's going to be a close call. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Thimbleanna said...

Hmmm, that's pretty much what's happened with everyone I've taught to knit. So sad. You're very nice to finish the project for her. The little bunny is super cute!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable bunny!!!

I'm lucky. The few people I've taught to knit have become just as crazy about it as I am. Ali is just learning socks and seems to love it.

WendyBee said...

Love the bunny - share when you've finished, please.
I have no daughters and have never taught anyone to knit. I have one son who will sit and try to learn anything new -- always to understand how things are done. He didn't stick with it, now that he has a basic concept of how yarn becomes fabric. Goal met. On to the next.