i could barely take these photos for the tears in my eyes. i know i'm in love with knitting, and everyone who's a parent or grandparent knows the pride that comes with having children, but look at this little girl! she took to it in minutes, her concentration so deep she was hardly breathing. she remembered everything i told her, repeating a poem to help her with her hands and the wool... 'over the fence (put the needle in the front bar) catch the sheep (wrap the yarn) back we come (bring the needle and yarn to the front) and off we leap (new stitch is lifted to the right needle). she softly murmured these words while stitches began to form.
this is how i learned too as a small child, at my grandmothers knee (although i was on the floor with bella) at the foot of grandma rose's cozy blue chair (will she remember mine is green?), with gentle guidance and reassurance from her soft voice. and it's stayed with me my whole life. i hope with all my heart it is the same for sadie bella.