Tuesday, July 14, 2009

mum, i want to knit ...

Marcus favourite knitting pozzie - our big warm bed.
You wouldn't believe the excitement those particular words produced a couple of nights ago. It was music to this creative mum's ears. Marcus picked up the whole idea after a few rows. And he's been bugging me ever since. He has plans to make some fingerless gloves (like Michael Jackson's) once his scarf is finished. Uh huh, we'll see.
So Rich and Maia sit on one couch and play guitar together whilst Marcus and I on the other, knitting. Yesterday morning I was woken up very early with a command "what do I do again Mum?" And so we spent the morning merrily knitting in bed with Knuckles our beautiful healthy baby (no more flu, yay!) chasing balls of yarn and sucking on wool between us.
And tonight he spotted his needles and yarn in my room, leapt across the bed (injuring and annoying his camera toting big bro) and exclaimed "I want to knit! Mum, can we knit?"
It's just too much for this mama who loves to knit and make and play and sit with industrious hands while creations form in my lap. Sigh. It's my form of heaven.
I have a new toy. A Canon SLR and I managed to prise it from my technically adept husband's hands tonight. I have been instructed to read the manual. Hahaha. That's funny. Without even trying, Rich captured these photos TONIGHT of my flowers he bought me last week. Holy Moly! It's amazing because my last camera would make mincemeat out of these. So my house will get messier, meals more random and children more scruffy because we have something else to play with.
But let me tell you, the buzz in the house these days is warm, fun and friendly, and everyone wants to hang out with everyone. Rich tells me it's hard when he's at work and rings home. He can hear all the fun and the baby and just wants the day to end so he can get back to us. It's just so darn cosy and there's much astir in our home. I don't want the holidays to end. That will mean boring bedtimes, school hours, routines and back to the blur of term life. I am not looking forward to losing my playmates. Neither is Knuckles, and I know cos he told me.

5 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

There's a lot of knitting going on lately. My daughter asked me to teach her to knit a few weeks ago. I could only teach her plain stitch. You have probably seen Dneese's fantastic knit installation over at Grrl and Dog. If you hav'nt seen it you're in for a big treat.

jeanamarie said...

oooh - you are going to love that camera! but once you start - you won't be able to stop ... ;)

gabrielle said...

hi,
thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, have just had a chance to check yours out, your boys are gorgeous and I love the knitting picture above

india said...

knit one, purr one...

Pam de Groot said...

Knitting is a bit contagious. I just went to the wool show and found myself buying a pattern book I have no intention of making anything, just caught in the possibilities I guess.