Supressed Excitement

December 10, 2010 by Rieshy

Finally.  Finally.

My 11 yo daughter watched my last weaving project without saying much.  However, she watched me weave with more attention than usual, she asked a few questions.  She praised my finished project and fingered it with a far-off look in her eyes. 

I could barely contain myself, but I did.  Enticing a possible weaver is like trying to tame a stray dog.  No direct eye contact.  Maintain an illusion of disinterest.  Put out food.

I pulled out some gorgeous hand-spun blue yarn.  This daughter is a sucker for blue.

Disinterest, "Well, I have another project I want to start, but if you wanted to weave a scarf with this yarn it would be really soft.  But you can't tie-up my loom for long."

Happy Dance time.  Yesterday I helped her warp the loom and she got her scarf started.  She's doing a simple twill pattern.  Only 5 ends to the inch.  So far she's the natural I knew she would be.  Her edges are instinctively tidy and straight. 

It won't take her long to finish.

Will this turn into something she loves and pursues?  No idea. 

The Happy Dance is because I'm getting to share something I love, with a daughter I love.  I'm getting to see my daughter learn something out of the common way, something that could become a skill that enriches her life. 

At the very least the warping alone made her practice a bunch of math facts.

No down sides to weaving on the Girl Next Door's Feel Good Friday!



Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

That is awesome! Thanks for sharing your special moment. I'm kind of the opposite. I try to share things I enjoy with my parents and it's hard to get them interested. I'm always trying to get them to read books that I love and my dad isn't much of a reader and my mom only reads Nora Roberts and Debbie Macomber.

dollycas aka Lori said...

This made me cry, what a wonderful time!!!! Be sure to memorialize in some way to share it again in the future.

Jackie said...

What a wonderful moment in time Mommy and Daughter moment! Hopefully since you are "crafty" she will stay with it and garner a useful skill that may come in handy some day later on. I finally got the chance to learn out to Cross-Stitch in my late 20's from a neighbor who joyfully passed the skill on and it has been a joy for the last 20 odd years to pursue my past time that my own Mom could not teach me...


Unknown said...

you are so crafty.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome. I love your maintain an illusion of disinterest.

Anonymous said...

That is so funny because it is true!!! I learned the hard way when Emily expressed interest in golf. I got way too excited, so when she got interested in knitting I was very nonchalent and it worked!!!!

Hen Jen said...

oh lovely! What a neat talent to have, both of you!

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