Thursday, January 3, 2019


When my daughters were little girls I sent them to knitting classes so they could learn to knit. They did it for about a year, then lost interest. It saddened me. But I understood their reluctance to continue and let any feelings I harbored about it, GO. Four decades have passed since that time and I thought knitting was a hobby now behind my daughters. So imagine my delight, when my youngest daughter, (who is now in her middle forties) gave me a gorgeous hat for Christmas. It was my favorite color too. What made it extra special was the fact she knitted it especially for me. Here I thought she forgot how to knit. But was pleasantly surprised to find out she had recently picked up the hobby again. She travels a lot so it helps fill in the gaps. Do you have a hobby you left behind and rediscovered?


The Feminine Energy said...

Oh how fun! I love your new hat! I think certain hobbies are for "older folks" and not for "kids". Kids in school would much rather go to the Saturday night dance, after the basketball game, than knit. Then there's homework and all that jazz. It sounds like your daughter has re-learned the value of knitting and I'm so glad. I'm trying to get back into painting and drawing again. It's not that I put it down from my younger years.... it's that I never had time. Now that my hubby is retired, life seems to be slower... sort of!! :-) So glad to see you blogging again. Love, Andrea xoxo

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a wonderful gift! I love to knit but haven't done so for a while, maybe I should make an effort this year to resume a great craft. The possibilities are endless.

jack69 said...

No one in my family knitted. My wife doesn't. BUT I am always amazed watching someone knit. I have a friend who can knit and talk, watch TV, etc.
BUT, but I can certainly understand your thrill in this gift, SWEET (SMILE)
Not long ago my wife saw a knitted piece by Lisa, I ordered it. She is tickled with it. I certainly admire ANYONE who asters that task. Looks confusing to me. But I love knitted stuff!
Sherry & jack

Lisa said...

Your new hat is adorable! Your so cute! haha.
My mom taught me to crochet when I was little. She tried really hard to teach me to sew but I didn't have patience. I still can't sew but will try every now and again. It tickles my mom when I call her up with a sewing question.
I picked back up on the crochet in my forties too. I haven't stopped since.
Being a lefty, it was hard for me to learn things backwards.

betty said...

What a great looking hat! I like the color too. Neat that she resumed the hobby from her youth. I used to knit when I was younger and tried it again about 6 years ago. At the time it wasn't a good time to start again, but I may just take up the needles sometime soon. Who knows?


Jon said...

What a beautiful hat - and what a thoughtful gift from your daughter. Once something is learned, it's never forgotten.

I used to do a lot of drawings with pen and ink (in my young and artistic years). I recently discovered all of my old ink pens (and ink!) in the garage and I'm tempted to start drawing again.

Susan said...

Ohhhh, Taryterre...what an adorable hat your daughter knitted for you! Love it. You look so cute! Thanks for all your sweet visits to my blog. Love them! Susan

Mevely317 said...

Now THAT's one thoughtful daughter! Were you totally shocked? I, too, love the burnt orange (hook 'em horns!). I don't have a 'hat head' for something like that, but you're rocking it!

Chatty Crone said...

I tell you what - my mom used to knit and I was not interested. Whose sorry now?

Red Rose Alley said...

What a nice hat that your daughter knitted for you, Taryterre. And the color reminds me of Autumn, so pretty. That's wonderful that your daughters both knit, it's such a talent.

I hope the new year is being good to you so far.

love, ~Sheri