I always carry a knitting project with me. In the past I have talked about knitting while waiting for my kids and such. Well, this week was more of the same. I had appointments, and lessons etc. Friday night arose and my children were attending a fundraiser for one of their activities. I had already taken the girls and had left to fetch my son. We walk into the building (a parish hall) and it was packed with people. I had already eaten earlier and I didn’t really know many of the other people. Then it hit me. There in the corner was a rocking chair. In my bag was my current knitting project. I am knitting the Pluma Shawlette. It’s an easy pattern, if not very interesting. All that garter about did me in.
So I sat down and started to knit. It was nice tucked away where I could take in the chaos, but not be caught up in it. Soon a girl I have done a knitting workshop with came over to talk to me about knitting. She was very confused, where was my ball of yarn… well.
I was unraveling a sock that I had knit and making a scarf. Surprisingly this was a very difficult concept for this 12 year old. She finally got it and was very excited. “I would like to knit socks.” she said. One day I am sure she will.