Am working from home today. The rest of the family are working and I have this lovely bit of quiet to get paperwork, scheduling and other organizational tasks completed. One of the things I was doing was of course reading emails, updating calendars and the like. But a post from Mason-Dixon Knitting drew me up short for some reason. My really cool grandson, Gram (all my grands are cool – don’t ever disabuse me of that notion!) has recently expressed a desire to learn to knit. Kay and Ann of Mason-Dixon knitting fame are having a book giveaway contest on their blog. I frankly do not care about winning that book, although it looks like a wonderful book to have, but I did post a comment because I figured there would be a lot of folks who might have some ideas for me. Here’s what I wrote:
Last Sunday, Gram, along with his mom and sibs, stopped by to say hello on their way back from a birthday party. I was at the concert having a great time, but to have missed this is just heartbreaking! Hopefully, I will be ready for him this coming Sunday, two little chubby knitting needles and some nice yarn for him. I keep thinking of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s recounting of how she learned to knit at this age and wondering if perhaps that’s the way to go. Cast on, teach him to knit a stitch or two and then that’s it. It’s the “teach him to knit a stitch or two” part that is daunting, LOL:)
Ah well. If any of you dear readers have an idea or two, as I said, I am all ears!
Gotta get back to work. Back soon. Until then, God be with you ’til we meet again.+