I've located all the missing knitting over the past few days, hidden under bits and bobs and boxes of holiday detritus. Yay! My scarf is neverending and we are in the Bermuda Scarf Triangle, but I am SO HAPPY to be knitting on it!
I'm also SO HAPPY because the youngest spontaneously asked me if I'd "show her to knit again."
She stopped knitting after our DIY taping last year, when she had so much trouble with the circular hat. So this time I set her up with the fat needles, some soft Bernat stash yarn and a plain garter stitch scarf and she picked it right back up. Her little fingers remember exactly what to do and she loves the yarn and the fabric she's getting. I am walking into the kitchen to cheer every so often, but not letting her see how pleased I am that she's knitting. She's seriously getting into the prickly part of puberty lately, so I hope she keeps it up and maybe it'll be a bridge for us.
The Yarn Harlot once wrote about her children asking her for yarn and she said, looking at her stash, "I'll buy you some." because she did not want to SHARE.
I know exactly how she feels. I had to go to the bottommost bin and the neglected bag of yarn I never plan to knit (it's still nice yarn, it's just not meaningful yarn) before I could find a skein I was willing to part with.
I have become a yarn miser. But I did pony up something and also some needles and look, she's got a whole two inches of fabric on those needles! Yay!
We do not mention the dog who is just smug and insufferable and way too relaxed. But then, I suppose she needed to recover from this: