Sunday, 17 May 2009

The Clickety Clack Club!

It has happened! The moment I have waited 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!


Helen said...

That is really sweet! My eldest isn't quite ready yet but does like to hold the wool while I knit (slowly and in squares only!!!).

Jackie said...

I too have a knitting daughter, and one who doesn't like to knit, but loves to sew, and quilt.
It's such a joy, and you've reminded me I must find time in our ever busy schedule to share craft time with them.

Traci said...

I found you on Ravelry. My 8 year old has the knitting bug too! She is obsessed! I love it. Makes me smile and my heart happy! She looks so cute with her little needles.

Jeanne said...

Jemimah loves to knit too. They have to be small projects though - she gets impatient for the item to be finished!!

She is currently knitting a purse as well. I'll post pics when it is finished.