In Which the Pirate Knits With Mom.
On Sunday I went to my parents’ house to celebrate Mother’s Day, and after lunch we sat on the screen porch and I helped Mom with the heel turn on her very first sock (and put some stripes on my own sock while I was at it). Here are the mother and daughter socks:
Knitting with other people is cool, but there’s something extra-special about knitting with my mom. L’dor v’dor, from generation to generation, this is what happy memories are made of. I’m going to have to start knitting around the nieceling in hopes that she takes an interest.
(Mom thought I would write it up to be embarrassing that she needed help with the heel turn but I didn’t, so there. And just in case, I will point out that on my Very First Sock, I was so confused about the heel turn that I set the sock aside and knit another project or two before I convinced myself to just do it. First heel turns *are* confusing and I wouldn’t hold it against anyone for needing a little help or guidance.)
What fun it was to knit together, and to have the student become the teacher. A good statement on life as we age…mothers helping daughters and daughters helping mothers. How very appropriate for Mother’s Day!
This is pretty much the sweetest thing ever. Although you did warn her that she has entered into a whole new world of knitting by turning her first heel right? I’m also drooling over that rainbow yarn, yum!
Actually, she’s not sure she likes knitting socks. I convinced her to try by giving her the yarn! We were talking about our next projects and she wants to make a sweater for herself.
That’s a great image, the pair of you knitting together, particularly with the younger helping the older. Its a shame my Mum can’t really knit anymore due to her arthritis as I’d love to sit and knit with her. She still enjoys listening to me rabbit on about what I’m working on though. Yay for all the girls helping each other :)