Tuesday, 21 December 2010

The Christmas holidays are officially here. The weather is definitely christmassy, a layering of snow everywhere and minus temperatures, making cosying up not only necessary but very appealing.

I'm finally beginning to relax after the long Silly Season and started to curl up in front of the TV with the kids this afternoon. I love that it's dark so early at this time of year and all that needs to be done is unwinding and taking it easy. Out with the knitting and a bottle of red and life is as perfect as it needs to be.

And this year, Ruby has decided to share with me the ritual of winter knitting (not the bottle of red, I hasten to add). She wanted to learn last year, but gave up almost as soon as I'd cast on for her.

Another year on and I can't believe how she's taken to it. Last year I virtually worked every stitch with her, making it a very frustrating process for me not being able to do any of my own creating. A year later and it's a totally different story. Ruby has been completely committed and has been seen today sidling off quietly, never normally in her vocabulary, by herself, an absolute unheard of, to do just a few more rows.

It's going to be a good Christmas holidays. Lots of cosying up with my little girl and creating with the needles. And all being well by the end of it, Bunny Boo's scarf will be complete...

7 comments:

Judi said...

Normally I knit blankets in squares and then stitch them altogether at the end, in this weather though, I stitch them together as I go along so I can put the unfinished blanket on my knees, both to admire and to keep me warm!

WandaFish said...

Wow, congrats to Ruby - she looks like she's doing very well with her knitting.
My 3 year old wanted to help with my knitting today but I think I'll leave it a while before she has a go, lol.

Kylie said...

Oh this is so beautiful! I love seeing little ones knit (even though I can't myself!!) My big girl knits (my mum taught her a couple of years ago). Have you seen her blog, Karen? http://doobas.blogspot.com/ She's knitted a couple of beanies and scarves but she loves knitting little animals. Have a lovely relaxing break :) Kx

Jill said...

Oh the joys of learning a new skill :0)
Ruby is doing a great job with her needles - she'll be so proud of herself when she's produced something at the end.
Enjoy your time knitting with your daughter.
Jill x

Jo said...

How lovely that she's learned! I learned to knit young, and I really wish I'd picked up more crafty skills at that age, as it's so much easier to come back to them in later life if you learn them young.

I live in hope of teaching the toddler to knit one day, but I'm not optimistic that he'll be able to sit still long enough...

Justine said...

Well done Ruby! How cool is it she can knit so young? Brilliant!

Kristy and Lily said...

How great is it crafty with our girls when they actually 'get it'?
Such a lovely feeling.