Monday, August 21, 2017
Grandchildren and fiber art 3
Several weeks ago I posted a photo of Vivian asleep while I crocheted. At the time, she had spent practically all of her time with us asleep, a source of frustration to grandparents who wanted to play with her. But I predicted that pretty soon she'd be up and about.
And sure enough, she's now awake. My dear friend Uta Lenk from Germany, whom I met years ago at a quilt workshop and have been close with ever since, is visiting the States this month and brought her knitting along. We noticed that Vivian seemed transfixed by watching Uta knit -- was it the click of the needles, the light reflecting from them, or just the repetitive motion? Whatever, she watched Uta intently all evening.
Uta promised to come back and teach Vivian to knit when she's old enough. Uta learned when she was six, taught by her grandmother who rewound balls of yarn to include coins and little toys, an incentive to keep going. What a great idea! Only five and a half years till we can try it with another little girl.