June 30, 2008


I babysat this afternoon for my neighbor's 7 year old daughter. While I was there, I taught her to knit. And the most wonderful words came out of her mouth: "This is more fun than playing with my Nintendo DS!" Ahhh, heavenly.

Posted by Sarah at June 30, 2008 03:54 PM | TrackBack

Knitting does sound fun! I have always liked working with my hands, so I think I'd like it. Maybe now is my time to give it a try!

Posted by: Hope at June 30, 2008 04:33 PM

Some of my best memories are of my grandmother teaching me to crochet... knitting I never quite got. Very uneven tension. As a lefty, I attempted to translate her instructions rather unsuccessfully, but with some funny results. I tend to be a klutz. I eventually switched to right handed and became more successful. I even crocheted the lace for my wedding dress. I no longer do much with yarn, I switched to quilting instead. Each of these needle arts has a wonderful power to soothe, and to connect with yourself and others. You can see the progress of consistent effort, you can work along side others, and, you can connect younger people to a very old tradition. You can draw support from others, and you can provide it. You choose the level of "perfection" and creativity as well. Sometimes it's the process that's important, and sometimes it's the product. You choose.

Posted by: H Chambers at June 30, 2008 04:45 PM

ahhhh. . . . 'from the mouths of babes'!

Posted by: prophet at July 1, 2008 08:27 AM

Thanks, I think I just snorted soda on my laptop.

My bff's nine-year-old son was soo excited to finish his first sc chain! And he's a little Wii addict.

Posted by: darla at July 2, 2008 10:12 PM