Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Wild Hare Wednesdays

Wild Hare Wednesdays. This event is hosted by this sweet lady, Michelle, from Raspberry Rabbits. Even though I am taking a small break, I cannot pass up the chance to join her in the fun. This the day we get to talk about anything, any "Wild Hares" you may have hiding in your past or present..... a chance to laugh and unload any stories you want to share. Take a moment to read the participants blogs and share with Shell and the rest some of their Wild Hare Wednesday moments.
I was remembering the first time I learned to knit. It was when my son Cory was only three. I wanted to make him mittens, just like my mother made for all ten of her children...... I remember getting mittens every Christmas. Pink, red and many other colors, usually they matched whatever an older sibling had received as a sweater.
Now I knew how to crochet, but not knit, and my Mom lived far away.
My ex husband's Aunt decided to teach me, but she was left handed and so I had to learn while looking in a mirror...... I am sure this is why I am so slow to knit!!!!
It took a lot of patience and quite a bit of time.
I managed after about three days to knit one small blue mitt..... it was on two needles and I had to sew a seam, but I had a mitten!!!
I was so proud of myself that I placed it on the kitchen table to show everyone.
The next morning I woke up and when I looked over at the kitchen table, I saw a heap of blue yarn!!!!???? What?
I raced over and looked at my mitt, surely there was an explanation!
My son Cory was hiding under the table, when I finally coaxed him out he started to cry and he said," I don't yike you fitting mitts, I want to play wiff you......"
I gave him a big hug and said not to worry, Mommy wouldn't spend so much time knitting, I would rather play with him too. I called my Aunt and said I had to put knitting on hold for awhile.
I think when I learn to knit mittens, I will make him a blue pair and see if he remembers......


Lou Cinda said...

What a sweet story! I love it! Hope you are enjoying your break!

Lou Cinda

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Margaret,
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I will wish you a Happy New Year.
I hope to see you in the new year.
Loevely greetings from Mea

La Table De Nana said...

Out of the mouths of babes..

PS I love that song ! Regina?Love it!
Happy New Year again..and again..and again~

Diane said...

That's such a cute story, Margaret. Cory must have been pretty serious about it to unravel the mitten!!

Andrea said...

Precious story and great reminder that not all good things are worth doing....the time with our kids is most important.
Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

Lori said...

what a sweet story Margaret, thanks for sharing it with us:)

Charlene said...

CUTE story! Maybe you can make that happen this New Year dear friend! Hope you are staying warm & well! Happy New Year sweetie! Charlene

Jientje said...

I love that story! Learning how to knit is not easy, I remember when a nun at school taught me, she was not nearly as patient as your Aunt was. I could have done with a mirror too because I'm the left handed one. A nightmare it was. Later in life I knitted the sweaters from the cover of Annie Blatt. Remember Annie Blatt knitting? Very complicated but fun. Too bad I don't have them anymore!

I hope you are well? Hugs xxx

June said...

What a special memory to have and what a wise mother you are to have put the knitting on hold for something much more important. How I wish I would've had this lesson early on in my own children's lives.
Thank you for sharing.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Ok... so you totally rock as a mom too! Great story sweetness and I think making him some mitts would be so cool...well maybe warm... well maybe... oh heck.. you just rock!
Love ya sweetness thanks for sharing a fun Wild Hare!

Coleen said...

what a sweet story...rreminds us all about what is so very precious in this life......thank You for your sweet words of compassion

Heart Hugs,

BellaRosa said...

Margaret amor, how I love this sweet memory of yours, thank you for sharing it! I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year filled with love, laughter and all good things! I will be back to visit and catch up on some of your posts after my self imposed family time break :) I left a lil New Years note to you and all my dear friends for New Years on my blog, please visit when you have a free moment :) Besos, Rose

Shirley said...

I liked your story very much, I think I will go pay some of your other friends a visit. Shirley

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Margaret~Happy New Years Eve!
I could sooo relate to your charming story.
A hundred years ago...I had to learn to knit for a class in high school and I'm left handed.
I was fortunate to have a friend (in the class) who was left handed too, so she taught me the basics.
I made a pair of baby booties, that took me what seemed like years to finish.
I wished I could remember those basic stitches, but I have forgotten,I could sure use your aunties help. There are so many wonderful patterns out now, I may jst have to give it a try again...after a find a left handed teacher,lol.

Sweet wishes,

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Looking forward to blogging with you in 2010. Wishing for you and your family a very Happy New Year.