Easy Knitting … With Children
My darling children have been intrigued by mommy’s new hobby. I have been working on the easy knitting eyelash scarf for several days now. My daughter Lexi always grabs the empty needle and tries to put it into the scarf. She wants to imitate Mommy. My son Mikey on the other hand is a typical destructive boy, always wanting to grab my yarn and run.
Last night I made the mistake of staying up too late watching political coverage on t.v. while knitting. I left my project sitting on the couch thinking nothing of it and went to bed. Well of course the kids decided to wake up WAY too early just because they have this 6th sense that tells them I stayed up too late. So I did what any good parent would do and turned on Dora the Explorer and sneaked back to my bed hoping the kids wouldn’t notice for a while.
A little while later (won’t mention exactly how much later) I emerged from my room still a bit heavy-lidded and found somewhat of a disaster in my house. My skein of eyelash yarn was wrapped around the wall separating the kitchen from the family room, my needles were thrown into the fireplace, and alas, my scarf was ripped off the needle, half unraveled, and hidden behind the couch cushion. I think my son might have realized that I wouldn’t be too happy with him when I found the evidence.
Considering how long it took me to knit that first 12 inches of scarf … I think I will need to protect my projects a little better in the future!