There is a joy in my heart this moment, that I'm sure a few of you can relate to. As of 5 minutes ago, my middle baby Josh(6yrs old) became a knitter. I was knitting away on a sweater (more on that later) and he out of the blue said "mom can you show me how to knit?"
This coming from the lips of my Alpha male "I never want to knit" son, who's life revolves around hockey, video games and wrestling acation figures. He had on many occasions let me know in no uncertain terms that boys who knit are wimps, and that the fact that his brother knits was "dumb". He had no interest, despite the fact that I kept reminding him that I would show him how any time he asked. Well tonight, I jumped out of my chair mid row and presented him with some yarn and needles like any good knittin' mom would do, and withing 5 sts, he was whinig for me to just let him do it by himself. We are now12 rows into a garter stitch scarf right now for which I have only had to pick up 2 sts so far. How amazing is that? He learned even faster than my 10 year old ( he is a lefty though). I am such a proud momma. I guess the knitting gene does rub off a little.
Here he is in all of his knitterly glory. Mr. Independant himself.....
Now, as for the sweater I was talking about, I recieved, Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis from my sister for Christmas, and I have begun a sweater. ....wait for it.....wait.....FOR MYSELF!!
I am so in love with this sweater, it better fit me! I've put on a few pounds since thanksgiving, and it is really ticking me off. Nothing fits anymore. I should join a run along like the 100M before April fools day or something. Then again that would seriously cut in on knitting time.
Sooner or later I'll get my sorry big butt off the knitting chair, just not this week. I'm too into my sweater.