Saturday, June 9, 2007

Passing On Addictions

I guess that my addictions and/or passions are both my love of animals and of fiber arts. My own three grown children are animal lovers, be it dogs, cats, birds, worms, wildlife, whatever, and this passion has filtered down to the two grandgirls. This is 5 year old Elizabeth resting on my good girl, Cassie, and 8 year old Meredith is holding up her first, just cut off the loom, weaving. She thinks her weaving wants to be a pillow. We used up a bunch of my not really nice alpaca handspun yarns for our first project.
I'm pretty optimistic that we may hook our little, always on the go, Elizabeth into our fiber fun. She spun a little yarn on my wheel for the first time yesterday. Before this she just wanted to pedal - FAST. She also wove a couple rows on Meredith's weaving.
I'm alternating spinning the yarn and knitting on my Faroese shawl pattern. I have made enough mistakes that I'm not entering it into the MIAF fiber arts contest this fall. I still am really enjoying the knitting on this so am already thinking ahead to what kind of yarn to spin for my next one. Maybe some of that alpaca/dyed silk that is being made into roving for me......


Tracy said...

What beautiful girls. How great it is that they are sharing your passion. I can't wait for my 2 year old granddaughter to start wanting to help her grandma with her fiber stuff. You are very lucky.

Marianne said...

My 3 daughters do not share my passion for knitting or anything related to fiberart. They don't even know how to sew on a button !
They do share my love for animals though, so maybe I will also pass it on to the next generation if they arrive.
Hope your Alpaca girls will have bautiful little babies, if they are girls that would be great!

Peggy said...

Your granddaughters are precious!! My grandmother made such an impact on me, what a joy it is to hand down positive life qualities and arts and crafts to new generations!!!!