The girls and I made a trip to Hobby Lobby today. Katie was wanting to get another cross stitch kit, and I needed a stitch holder. Ellie asked to come, and so I brought her along. Then I started feeling sorry for the girl…she’s the only female in the house without fiber skills. I know she’s only four, but I’m pretty sure some Shetland children were knitting aran sweaters to help support their families by the time they were walking, right? Humor me.
In a recent visit with friends, we learned of a cool little spool knitter that looks especially designed for those fresh out of toddlerhood who find themselves ready to dive head first into the world of knitting. Ellie and I picked one out and the second we hit home, she was ready to get to business.
It took less than 3 minutes to show her the principle (and a good part of that time was taken by her mother’s inability to read instructions on how to thread the thing). She is cookin’ with gas.
Look at that technique! Look at that concentration! Look at the fact that she’s too busy to take off her jacket from the errrand! At last check, she’d done over 14″ progress. She’s making a very long tube. It’s a thing of beauty.
And THAT is the look of a girl who loves her some knitting. My girl.