On the needles.

Last week, my reluctant knitter surprised me.  She began to knit.

I shouldn’t have been surprised at all, really.  It’s the way she’s always done everything.  She thinks about things, silently studies them.  She gives them a brief try, then puts them down for a loooong time, and ponders.  When she’s ready, she’s off like a rocket.  And not only quick and focused, but proficient:

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She inspired her little sister, who took out her basket and sat down alongside and knit away. {notice how each girl not only chose her favourite colour, but was wearing it as well. 🙂 }

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Knitting continued all evening until bed time.  Caroline’s striped blanket for her new room in her signature earthy colourway – greens and browns.

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Sophie working on a skinny scarf for her big sister Cat, to thank her for the gift of her fully-stocked knitting basket on her last birthday.

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It’s a good thing we raise sheep.  We now have four knitters in the house.