July 30, 2005

The Natural

I sat for my best friend's daughters last night. They are 4 and 7 years old. They've always been a little curious about my knitting. Last night the 7 year old asked me, "How do you do that?" I showed her how to knit a stitch. "Let me try," she said and ripped my knitting* from my hands. She worked feverishly over the stitch-etching the dickens out of it--until she had completed a stitch. I congratulated her and promised to bring yarn and needles the next time I came over. A few minutes later she said, "Let me try again." She grabbed my knitting again and knit three more stitches. The girl is a natural.



*I'm still struggling with the new design. I realized late last night that I will need to change the pattern stitch. It's back to square one. Swatching tonight.