Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Proudest Moment

My mom, dad and nephew came to visit.  My mom brought me a box of stuff, things she was no longer willing to store for me (thanks, mom) and knitting looms that she picked up at a garage sale, but have never really used much.  She thought my daughter could learn to use it.  I thought my mom overestimated my 3 1/2 year old's attention span and fine motor skills.  I was so wrong.

She she totally understands what to do and she loves doing it.  I am so impressed.  My daughter is a bit wild so, I can barely believe that she is sitting and being patient. (Please excuse the un-lady-like pose.)

She did not want to stop; a true sign of an addicted yarn-crafter. 

It is not just a proud moment for me as a mother because she finally has something to do that keeps her quiet and entertained.  She wants to be like me.  I know she is like me in so many ways. She is bossy and ornery.  She likes to be right (aka is always right) and likes to have things done her way (aka will have things done her way).   Just like her mommy. She likes to play with yarn by taking a ball and unwinding it all over the house so I knew she was somewhat interested in doing yarn-related activities, but this is just the best I could ever hope for.

I gave her her very own knitting bag to keep her looms in.  She is so excited.  Last night she even got out of bed asking to knit more.  It broke my heart to say no, but I did promise her we could knit together after school the next day.

Look at all she did:
It is about three inches long.  I know because she kept asking me to measure it and she is then was really excited to find that it is longer each time.

What is one of your proudest parenting moment?  Do you have a child that takes after you?  What is one of your proudest crafting moments?  I would love to hear from you in the comments.

Also, the giveaway has ended and the winner has been contacted.


  1. So excited for you and your daughter! My 10 year old niece brought a set of these when we were all visiting my mom last year and though she watched and worked on a piece for awhile, your daughter seems much more into it! How great is that???

    1. it is so great, angel. first thing out of her mouth when we got home from school was "can I knit?"