Sunday, November 16, 2008

Like Wrestling with a Porcupine*

I thought I would show you my progress with knitting my mittens. The yarn and the title above are from Annie. Yarn from Annie is wonderful to work with. This particular colorway is called "Hollyhock". It's gorgeous. This is the first time that I have knitted mittens. I have only had to rip out and start over once. I'm pretty proud of that. Knitting is one of those gifts that I received from Mom. She was quite a knitter, making hats, mittens, afghans, scarves and sweaters for us when we were kids. I still have the scarf that she knit for me when I was kid as well as several hats, mittens and sweaters. She is an amazing crafter, artist and mom. I wish she was able to help me with my knitting now.

I went to see Mom today. She was napping while waiting for lunch. She perked up when she saw me. She also ate some of her lunch and all of her protein shake. After lunch we visited for a while and watched baby Roman visit with his great-grandmothers. Both of them are residents at CB. Mom was very concerned about how Roman's aunt was holding him, she got very upset. Luckily Roman's mom noticed Mom's distress and came to the rescue. Mom has always been very protective of children and babies. That's what made her a great mother and grandmother.
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~Betsy said...

I'm envious of your knitting abilities. The most I have ever done was a potholder and even that had a giant hole in it. My mom was brilliant at it and she tried to teach me several times. It just never sunk in!

I'm glad you spent some time with your mom today and that she was doing well. Have you taken Lily to see her yet?

Annie said...

Looking good Robyn!

cornbread hell said...

such a positive, uplifting day you had. thank you for sharing it with us, robyn.

Lori1955 said...

I learned some basics of knitting when I was young but I never had the patience for it. If I can't finish something in a day, I get frustrated. Kudos to you for doing this.

I'm glad you had a nice visit with your mom. That is really kind of cute, the way she was with that baby. Those are the precious memories.

Lily said...

I used to knit when I was young, I remember making my own school cardigans. I used to crochet too. Don't know why I stopped, I guess life just got busier and clothes got cheaper.

rilera said...

There's something very meditative in knitting, at least for me. It gives me something to do with my hands and my mind and it calms me down. Not to mention the feeling of accomplishment that I receive from finishing a project.