Monday, May 19, 2008

Yesterday as we were all sitting around in our pajamas, vegging out, Gus came over to me and said, "Hey, could you teach me how to knit?"


So, extremely casually, I said, "Yeah, sure." and I picked up the knitting I was working on and showed him how to do a knit stitch. He then asked for his own yarn, so we went to the yarn cabinet and he picked out some yarn. Then he wanted to know what project he could knit [my heart's about to explode at this point] and I said he could make a scarf for Eddie Roosevelt bear (the bear I made for him for Christmas). Like most kids, he picked it up pretty quickly. Unfortunately, I don't have any straight needles, so he had to deal with a twisty circular, but he was still game and stuck to it.

We were going down the shore yesterday to visit my in-laws, so I figured he would drop the knitting. But as we were getting ready to leave he said, "Don't forget my knitting! It's the most important part of a road trip!" [will he say this in college? methinks no], so he brought along his knitting and knit in the car:

He would take periodic breaks to play with his creepy Ben 10 and Skeletor monsters, and then would go back to his knitting. While we were at my in-laws, he was watching tv in the den and yelled up that I needed to come down and knit with him while we watched tv. EXTRA SUPER DOUBLE-GULP.

Here he is on the trip home. Look! He even started a second color!

I don't know if he'll pick up the needles again, but that was red letter day for me in every way.


Blogger Liz K. said...

Wow! Great job keeping your cool, Mom, and great scarf, Gus!

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing! You're sure there was no extra-sensory persuasion going on, Momogus? That Gussie is quite a guy!

9:43 AM  
Blogger eyeknit said...

I'm awaiting that day with hopeful longing. Good job, keeping your cool and acting all casual. It's not every day your only child learns to knit! I'm so happy for you both (and for Eddie!)

1:58 PM  
Blogger Marfa's Mewsings said...

Divine One,
Gulp, this is just too wonderful & I am quite excited about this!
Way to go, honey bunnies ^ .. ^

8:13 PM  

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