Sunday, 17 May 2009
The Clickety Clack Club!
It has happened! The moment I have waited for...my dear sweet daughter is obsessed with knitting :)
"Mummy, I cant stop thinking about knitting!" ahhhhh, music to my ears! LOL!
She has knit on & off before, but just a few days ago, whilst watching me finish the shawl for Miss R, she asked to work on her own knitting again. I dug it out from my knitting basket & away she went! And she is fast, too!
On Friday we took an impromptu visit by train to the next town. (she knitted on the train there & back!-thats my girl :)
We trawled the charity shops looking for hidden gems in the yarn department. (600g cherry red pure new wool-£6!)
So now, E has her own 'Stash' from which she can choose her yarns for upcoming projects. We have even begun a plan for her Christmas gift knitting. "I want to knit presents for everyone, Mummy!"
She has made a really sweet set for her doll, Angela - a lovely hat with tassels & a purse with a wonderful vintage button. (did I mention we collect buttons, too?)
We hold our regular 'Clickety Clack Club' meetings on the sofa, complete with The famous Five on the I-Pod & a bag of cinder toffee. Yum! We look forward to a change in the weather, then we can take quilts into the garden & knit in the sun to the tune of honeybees.
Will this last? I dont know, but I hope so! It has really made me think how my girls are growing up fast & developing their likes & dislikes. To share this with my baby is just so special. Discussing our projects, talking about yarn, who we would like to knit for. This really is a time to be treasured & nurtured. I love it!