Monday, February 08, 2010
This year my daughter is learning to knit. She took to it very easily, much like she took to quilting class. I was the absolute failure there. I personally think she took to quilting class because the teacher felt sorry for her having a mother like me. The teacher played favorites and spent a lot of time helping Hope. I had a plan to show that teacher that I wasn't inept in the homemaking department. I was going to make several loaves of bread and a homemade pie and give it to her. I may not be able to quilt, but I would show her I could at least cook. Instead, I just quit the class because it was garden season. I should have taken her a huge basket of produce! I chickened out in the end because I never did master anything in the class!
I digressed...this year Hope learned to knit. She had lots of extra time during ballet rehearsals, and one of the older girls taught her. She has spent much of her time these past few months knitting. She enjoys it so I decided that she could teach me to knit. She spent about an hour with me. She wasn't a very patient teacher. She tried, but in the end she decided that I was unable to knit. I would have to find some other poor teacher other than her because she wasn't cut out to teach me. I have found a girl willing to help me learn to knit. She seems very patient and kind. She even smiled when I told her of my lack of abilities in this part of homemaking. I think this might just work. I am looking forward to spending some time with her soon. But just in case it doesn't go so well, I at least have this excuse to get me out of it...