Ken was away last week for a few days visiting his family in Pennsylvania and New York. It's always such a long stretch for me being home alone now that the kids are all grown and on their own, but someone has to stay behind and care for the dogs here.
A few weeks ago Ashley told me that she received a free organic turkey for Thanksgiving and thought it would be a good donation for our large Thanksgiving family dinner. Um yes!
I was very happy when she told me that she was going to come home this weekend to bring the turkey ...... and....... she wanted me to teach her how to knit!!
Whaaat??? One of my 4 daughters who has full access to a yarn shop every day, actually wants to learn how to knit?
All of you knitters out there know just how I felt. Remember the Grinch as his heart grew bigger and bigger?
Yes, this! As a friend said this weekend. "She is one of us!"
So for a few hours we sat together knitting. God bless her, she was concentrating so hard learning how to knit with her right hand as a lefty. She knows that all of the help videos online are demonstrated by right handed people and after learning to play the guitar left handed, she felt that as a new skill she could do this, and friends...she rocked it!
While she was knitting, I worked on a swatch with a new yarn that I am trying. This is an organic wool worsted weight natural yarn and I am excited about it. I was a joy to knit and blocked out beautifully! Look for it in the next few months.