In between kissing scraped knees, serving fruit snacks, and sipping caffeinated beverages (us, not the children) we knit, and talk, and knit. I love this time. Our kids are happy, outside exploring, playing on the swing set, or riding bikes, and we can connect, exchange recipes, knitting books and patterns. I think we have helped each other through some trying days and I feel lucky to have someone to share my days with. Someone who understands what a "bad day for mama" is. I think our kids are lucky too.
Her birthday is in a few days, and I thought a case to hold her knitting needles would be perfect. She spotted one while we were in our favorite yarn shop last week, and I knew it would be perfect. I used fabric and ribbon from my stash, brown suede and a home decor floral. I did not have a pattern. I just cut two rectangles for the back, and made a front pocket and sewed a line every couple of inches to make the little pockets for the needles. She likes to knit with circulars, so I made it a little long so they would fit in there nicely.
I can not wait to give this to her.
So, there you have it. My knitting secret. I have a neighbor who knits with me, a lot.