the knitting lesson




i have always wanted to learn to knit. i seem to remember an aunt and and other peoples aunts showing me but i never quite got it. yesterday, my eight year old daughter taught me how to knit. just the basics but all the same she taught me.

this experience of being taught something by my child is a fairly new one. one day we are teaching them how to walk, how to eat with a spoon, how to count.. and then suddenly the tables are turned. in my case, there is also the language thing. as hebrew is not my mother tongue, we have reached that stage where the girls are teaching me words and correcting my stammered reading. this changing of roles shakes things up a bit and sometimes leaves me feeling a little inadequate.

yesterdays knitting lesson did not feel like this. shelly was proud and happy to share her new found skill and i felt proud and happy to be able to share this experience with her. so although its a little early to expect a new scarf, i am looking forward to more of these times with my girls.

i hope you are all enjoying the holidays - wishing you all very happy and healthy ones. x

4 comments:

kelly said...

and that looks like life at it's best. such a beautiful image and sentiment julie...i am sure you'll share many more moments like it with your girls. totally precious.

and it looks like you have a great teacher! next winter you'll be flying.

love x

hila said...

I'd love to learn how to knit too.

happy new year!

Janet said...

Thank you Julie for the lovely comments. I have been mostly absent from the blogging world for a while now as you know, but I think I might be back! Huge love to you and your lovely family, from me and my lovely little family xxx

Handmade in Israel said...

Great knitting... and what an adorable post! Your Hebrew is good! Can you imagine what goes on in my home? Peels of laughter at Mummy's mistakes!