I have a son and a daughter, 32 and 28. When they were young I would plan these wonderful art projects like making valentines or decorations for holidays. We'd start out at the table and usually within 5 minutes I'm sitting there all by myself making wonderful art projects. I loved it actually (alone time) but there's always the dark side. Sarah was/is very talented and me being the ever encouraging mother tried to promote this side of her, but she was just too busy with other things to do much artwork. But now she has taken up knitting. I tried ONE MORE TIME one christmas two years ago and bought some yarn, needles and a book. The yarns are so much fun these days, and she really got into it. She made scarves and scarves and more scarves...beautiful colors and textures. She had so much leftover yarn, she decided to do some squares and put them together. And this is part of her project that she is very proud of.
So now that she's mastered the square and rectangle, I'm going to encourage her to branch out and try something NEW. All of you expert knitters...what's next?? Advice please!
Get ready Sarah, are you reading this? Next year's christmas presents, coming up!