Wednesday, July 21, 2004

How is this for fun?

You throw your knitting into a bag, grab your eager, nine-year-old daughter, and head over to the new coffee place that's agreed to host a weekly knitting meet-up.

Oldest settled into her seat, content with a cookie, while her mother and friends envied each other's yarn and proficiency. I know every parent hopes their children will learn more than they have, reach higher, achieve more, etc. But Oldest impresses me. "Do you want to learn to crochet?" asked one of the needlecrafters. Oldest nodded and watched her weave a crochet hook in and out of a knot.

"Okay, I get it," said Oldest, taking the yarn and instantly mastering the technique.

When we stood up to leave an hour later, her chain of green yarn spilled down into a coil at her feet. "You are amazing," I told her. She grinned.


Anonymous said...

That's great! Where is the coffee shop? I've been looking for a weekly meet-up that is close to my house (all of the ones I've found are not close enough like the Common Place off of Grand or somewhere up North, etc.) I live in Kirkwood so if it's anywhere near I'd love to join!


Squeaky Weasel said...

Oh, you should definitely come! We meet at The Coffee House in Chesterfield. It's in a Schnucks shopping center off Olive, east of Chesterfield Mall. Every Tuesday from 7pm till whenever. We'll be the ones wielding pointed things!

Anonymous said...

Great! I'll try to make it next week. Thanks :)