I love corrupting new people.
I know you do too.
The biggest coup of the weekend was that after spending a day with you guys, my Mom now knits!
She has spent lots of time with me, wears the socks I make and weeks winding yarn for the business. Yet, she has had no desire. None what so ever. One day with you guys – ONE DAY – and it’s all over. Check it out:
She did that in one day. Monday I taught her to knit. Tuesday she showed up with what she calls a “few inches”. She finished a whole ball of Noro Silk Garden! So I showed her the spit splice and she’s well into the 2nd skein now.
There is another family member that has been knitting.
She’s been knitting on a corker for a while and over the holidays she started a hat on one of the round knitting looms. Just last week she said she wanted to knit with 2 needles. Ok, so I set her up to make a scarf. She did a few rows and ripped it out.
Girlbeast – “I don’t want to knit a scarf”
Me – “Then what do you want to knit?”
Girlbeast – “I want to make a sweater.”
Me – “A sweater? You know that’s a big project right?”
Girlbeast – “Yeah, I think I’ll make one for Baby Sister then it won’t be so big”.
Me – “OK, let’s go hunt down the yarn you wan to use.”
So we did
And here she is knitting on the back of the sweater:
Not to be out done, Baby Boogie is into the spinning thing. We always knew she was into the spinning thing. Or at least in love with all the pretty spindles and the wheels. The other day I had her treadling with me. Making the wheel spin is great fun. Now everytime she sees me spinning she needs to help treadle.