It’s in cap-able hands
Tuesday January 10th 2012, 10:53 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knitting a Gift

I was at the OB/GYN office today for a test and while waiting for the appointment started in on a small pink baby hat.  One nurse, then a patient, then someone else happened to walk past, and as they did I caught each one noticing my gray hair, my baby knitting, and then discreetly (they thought) checking out my belly to make sure I wasn’t the one expecting.  Uh, that would be a no.

I was at a meeting at church tonight with it in my hands again.

One young mom said something that made it safe to ask her the obvious–yes, she was due in May–and she clearly wanted to…but stopped, embarrassed, just happening to mention it was going to be a girl.

Right, then, I should have a little left over when this is done. It’s always more fun to knit for someone you know is going to appreciate it.  No, I didn’t hear a hint, did you? No worries there.

Then she wondered if I could teach her how to knit?

Absolutely! (And I am most definitely going to knit a little something for her baby!)

Meantime, just for fun, there’s no place like home.

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Loved that bird house!

Comment by afton 01.11.12 @ 6:20 am

The bird house made me snort through my nose! That was a hoot! Pun intended.

Comment by Jody 01.11.12 @ 8:21 am

love that bird house — thanks for sharing! and I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time teaching that young mother to knit!!

Comment by Bev 01.11.12 @ 8:46 am

Now THAT is my kind of baby knitting. Enjoy sharing the craft.

Comment by Channon 01.11.12 @ 9:04 am

I’m going to take some decorating tips from that birdie…

Comment by teabird 01.11.12 @ 9:15 am

I think it’s funny — you knitting something for a baby, and people checking you out. Ha! From the outside, one would never know how BIG that bird house is!

Comment by Don Meyer 01.11.12 @ 10:19 am

Heh…being asked to teach is one of life’s little joys! Loved the bird house.

Comment by Ruth 01.11.12 @ 12:58 pm

How wonderful that you would teach her. Wow! I’ll have the pleasure of doing that myself, as of next month, at the community center where we go for daycare. I might come to you for inspiration, if this activity takes off (we start with 3 classes to see if ppl are really into it).

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 01.11.12 @ 1:54 pm

Another wonderful post – thank you so much for sharing, Alison. I’ve been an on-again, off-again follower for years and I have been greatly enjoying your lovely insights as of late.

The bird video is fantastic, although personally, I’d love to see a squirrel version!

Comment by Molly 01.11.12 @ 4:19 pm

I believe that commercial (or one of its siblings) won the British ad awards last year. So cute!

Comment by twinsetellen 01.13.12 @ 5:32 pm

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