Friday, 17 August 2007

Thank You Debbie Stoller

Those of you with teenagers understand what a heart break they can be.

Teen DD: I'm bored.
ME: Why don't you knit something.
Teen DD: Knitting is boring, besides it takes too long.

See what I mean....Why dosen't she just shave my eyebrows while I sleep, draw a mustache with permanent ink while I sleep, shave my head or stab me with my needles in the back. These would not hurt as much. I ask myself where did I go wrong. Did they replace her with a changling at the hospital?

Something changed yesterday that made me believe in DNA sharing between mother and daughter. The kids have been on a media fast for the past several days. (Actually it's worked out so well (less fights) ....they may be grounded from TV until Christmas) My teen, without a TV to entertain her, picked up Debbie Stoller's book Stitch n' Bitch Nation and found a pattern.

She has a set of my 16" circulars and some blue yarn and started to knit herself legwarmers.

Sniff makes a mother proud.....
Thank You Debbie Stoller for giving me back my knitter.

Until Next Time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


Kathy said...

I'm with you on the media fast thing. I realized that there was a problem when my 8 year old told me that we needed to get her the Gerber Life Grow Up Plan for life insurance. She quoted me all of the benefits that it would give her. I think if your daughter knows more about life insurance than you do you're in trouble.

Nicole said...

That warms my heart as I remember my own mother watching me knit the first time. And I was just as difficult as a teenager :-)

I promise it gets better.

I agree - there is too much junk on TV!

MadMad said...

Oh, yay for you! I cannot get my daughter to stick with knitting; she's learned, she's good enough, she thinks it's boring. Meanwhile, I've taught countless of her friends - and several of them are hooked, driving their muggle Moms nuts with pleas to go to yarn stores... and my own flesh and blood couldn't care less. I think they do it on purpose.

Jejune said...

We try to have a computer free day on Saturdays (um, so why am I blogging on a Saturday - valid objection, my bad!)... makes for much more family time and actual real conversation and projects (not to mention homework).

My Dotter's main problem with knitting is FINISHING anything - but that's her ADHD kicking in...

Cassandra Dolohov said...

I'm very envious. I have 2 daughters and neither knit. The youngest wouldn't touch a needle or crochet hook if her life depended on it.

Older DD is considering trying next time I visit. I was thinking of getting a knitting loom to try. Oh well, I have a granddaughter who may show an interest. She's only 1 so I've got time to work on her.

TinkingBell said...

I grew up on a farm and only said I was bored twice - the first time got me 5 tonne of wood to stack, the second got me a chance to clean out the pig house - with the pigs in residence - I was never bored again - I wish my mum had taught me to knit!!

Georgie said...

Media fast = good. Very brave and strong of you.

Excellent work though - something to be said for letting them find their own way! I have to admit I stick with small things such as baby garments or beanies because I have a short attention span even now.

Shazmina Bendi said...

Yay, the knitting won out in the end!! great end to an otherwise tragic story!