Last winter I had the itch to learn a new craft (cause I clearly didn't have enough crafts under my belt and digging into my wallet- what with scrapbooking, sewing, mixed media, photography, art journaling, etc.).
So I sat down in front of the puter' one day and Googled "how to knit". I found a nice little video online that walked me through the items that I needed and the first steps to take. I skipped merrily to the craft store and picked up the essentials then sat down for my first lesson. It took me a few tries to cast on and get going, but after that it was smooth sailing.
Almost. More on that in my next post.
Anyways, Steph saw what I was doing and showed some interest (by asking me over and over again about 100 times in a row if I could teach her how to knit). I barely knew how to myself but I figured it was worth a try.
While at the craft store a few weeks later with Stephanie we picked up these cool knitting needles for kids which are color coded to make it easier for them to learn. She picked out some pink yarn for herself and we went home.
I was so excited to teach her but I wondered if at 7 years old she would be a.) patient enough to learn b.) patient enough to sit there for hours and knit and c.) remember all the steps.
Well....she showed me! She picked up on it right away and all of a sudden had the beginnings of a beautiful pink scarf. I can just picture us sitting together under a blanket on the couch knitting away on a cold winter's night. Makes my heart all happy.