Into white
Wednesday May 24th 2017, 10:39 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit,Life

I was waiting at the doctor’s while he was back in there somewhere being seen. (He’s fine.)

A woman stopped right there on her way past, looking down at the work in my hands: “That’s beautiful!”

And then she had to know: “What is the, the,” (searching for the right word) “the string?”

Me: “The yarn is” (her: Yarn! Yes!) “a combination of bamboo and pearls,” and I described the process a little. I told her it was soft and it was warm, and she clearly wanted to so I urged her to go ahead and feel how soft it was.

Suddenly she was proudly showing me pictures of her daughter and her friend who (if I got it right) taught the kid how to crochet–and the mom loved seeing her daughter creating like that and wanted in on this and wanted to knit.

I told her there’s a learning curve at the beginning (so that she wouldn’t get discouraged at that point) but you get good fast and it’s worth sticking it out.

She very much agreed with that, swooning again over that bright white cowl. Where had I gotten that yarn? Cottage Yarns in South San Francisco. When I told her the yarn was not being made anymore and they had what was left, she had me type the shop’s name and city into her phone so she would have it right and be able to find them for sure. (English wasn’t her first language, but she was very good at it.)

Whether she actually ever learns to or not I don’t know, but I do know she wants to. And she got a whole lot closer to it today–and now she knows someone out there in the world is cheering her on.

(I did not show her grandbaby pictures. I was tempted.)

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I will be forever grateful to the person who taught me to knit! In future, maybe you can have a file of “grand babies wearing knitwear” so you can re-enforce the drive to learn with cuteness.

Comment by LynnM 05.24.17 @ 11:03 pm

I tend to pass out Ravelry information (including my own) and let them know that I’d love to help them when I can. I should look out groups for new knitters as well as one for crocheters and keep that information with me as well.

Comment by Mary Hunt 05.25.17 @ 6:05 am

An angel resting, growing…

I bet she will think of you, at least once, should she begin on the lovely road of learning to knit.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 05.25.17 @ 6:24 am

Trying to update from an iPad which is having none of it. So I’m afraid this is the post for tonight. But thank goodness for all the knitting teachers out there, yes!

Comment by AlisonH 05.25.17 @ 10:05 pm

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