Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A little crochet helper





Her toes hides in the basket of soft yarn and she looks very concentrated where she sits with her legs crossed and her back straight. With hook in one hand and yarn in the other she works her way forward. Without problem. The way she holds the yarn and controls her tension comes natural. It makes me proud. The way her hook slides through the stitches is smooth. It makes me happy. To work in the round is even more easy than the granny square, she says, and then she proudly shows me her work. I see potential here.

To watch a child conquering crochet is something truly inspiring. And even if she isn't "hooked" yet I feel great knowing that a younger generation can do this art and that maybe it will be something she turn to when everything else will be computerized and controlled by buttons and digital touch screens when she gets older... Who knows what the future will look like when she becomes a young woman in 15 years?

I feel like a good mother teaching her something authentic, something creative, soothing and stimulating. For stressful days to come in her future when she needs to center her soul and have a moment of stillness. Now I just need to teach her how to cook, bake, knit, cross stitch, sew, grow her own vegetables and how to preserve them! That would be the ultimate accomplishment for me as a mother. With those skills on her hands I don't have to worry. With those skills on her hands I know she will have a great, fulfilling and healthy life.

Kärlek
Annette



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21 comments :

  1. How wonderful, I have been teaching my ten year old grandaughter to crochet and my last visit she asked me to show her how to make a granny square,it was amazing how quickly she picked it up and such a joy to watch, I share your pleasure x

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  2. Så flink hun er! Jeg lærte av min mamma da jeg var 5, og heklingen har fulgt meg i 40 år. Kan ikke tenke meg en dag uten. Med all den kunnskap du gir henne, kan du lene deg tilbake og være fornøyd, da klarer hun seg. Ha en strålandes dag videre.

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  3. What a heart warming moment for Mummy! Amazing the way she's taken to it so easily. We always struggle because I am right handed and she is left handed!

    S d

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  4. Vilka underbara bilder! Och vad duktig hon är! Jag förstår att du känner dig stolt:)

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  5. It certainly is a wonderful thing to be able to share crafting time with your children. It's even better when they are older and just as obsessed as you are.

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  6. She's so cute... and this is such a GREAT post !
    My daughters were not interested in crafts at all (although I successfully taught them many other things, and they're great cooks )... yet I have a 4 years old grand-daughter, who already starts to turn around me whie I'm crochetting, or quilting, and she's having so much fun playing with yarns and fabrics.... SO, I can still hope passing on some crafty passion :))

    In stitches,
    NADINE

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  7. Awe.....what a great little helper you have! My bears asked to learn the art of crochet, but were totally bored after 5 minutes! Shame! I do love though how it is now a really acceptable (and cool) thing, to learn a craft these days. High street granny chic and craft blogs....along with better craft magazines these days, have all helped to make 'making' a fun thing to do. I hope it stays that way for a long time. It's so great to learn a crafting skill, that you too can pass down the family. Whilst my Bears aren't into making, they sure are into using the stuff I make, and I'm hoping a fair bit will get passed down the line!!!!

    Always lovely to read your posts lovely....and thank you for the email. You always talk such good sense!!!!! xxxxxxxx

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  8. Sweet picture! And a beautiful cirkel she made. I think we'll see beautiful stuff of her hand in future ;)
    Have a nice day!
    Wendy

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  9. That's wonderful! I'd hoped my girls would follow suit in my crafty adventures, and had just about given up hope, now when they're nearly gone from home they show some interest, one in crochet (which I taught them both when smaller) and one in sewing (same, lessons years a go). Never too late I suppose! ; )

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  10. She is just so darling, I love her determination.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  11. Bellissime foto!
    Dolcissima la tua bimba con i piedi tra i gomitoli.
    Giovanna

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  12. Annette!!! i'm crying!!!!! it's a lovely post!!!! and what lovely daughter you have! proud???? super proud you are! I hope one day mi little one learn to do crochet. Now, she take all my skeins and play with my granny squares! hahahaha!!! and she loves to play with my crochet hooks. Perhaps in the future we will be proud all the things that we taught... thanks for these beautiful things that you has shared with us ...
    have a nice day and kisses from Catalonia!

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  13. How wonderful to pass on a treasured skill to a child, and to see how well she has taken to it. I hope it is the beginning of a life-long passion!

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  14. lovely post, its lovely that you can pass on your crafts

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  15. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.

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  16. As long as young people are able to find beauty in people and things, it`s no bad to have technological advantage. But of course this is very nice work.

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Kärlek
Annette

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