I love being a grandma! Even though I cannot believe I am old enough to be one. Aging is funny the way it creeps up on you. One day your eyesight is a little blurry and you seem to find it harder to get up from a seated position on the floor in a fluid graceful movement. I’m not sure I was ever able to really do that but you know what I mean. Despite the slowing down of my body, I have found the benefits of aging out weight the disadvantages. And at the top of the benefits’ list is being a grandmother! My two beautiful granddaughters, Isabella and Juliana, have been a joy. When my older granddaughter Isabella was born I wondered what kind of grandmother I would be? What was my role? But it all seemed to come so naturally. Everything they do seems so cute and funny to me. For example, lunch time with spaghetti. Juliana seems to get more on herself and the floor then in her tummy. HA!
I remember the same sort of things being done by my own children– but not being so cute and funny to me at the time. (Benefit of aging—you seem to have more patience). And because of my new business and the quest to call myself a knitter, I did a very grandmotherly thing. I knitted for my sweet granddaughters. Because I have just begun to learn to knit, I missed the opportunity to knit booties and I am not yet skilled enough to knit a full-fledged garment. So I decided to knit them a toy.
These little monsters are from designer Rebecca Danger. I read a great article about her in the Spring/Summer issue of Vogue knitting magazine. My younger granddaughter, Juliana who is 18 months old, was initially startled by her mama and baby monster but after big sister Isabella explained that these were nice monsters like the ones on Monster’s Inc. she now finds her duo cute and cuddly. Isabella wondered why I gave them moustaches; I had to explain they were teeth. You see how cute and funny they are? I love being a grandma.
My next knitting project will include learning to cable. I have a scarf in mind and a friend I will be knitting it for. I hope it turns out well. My friend dresses very fashionably and I really want him to actually wear the scarf. As always Kitman and I are working in the studio to create more colors to add to our inventory. If you would like to see all the colors we have to offer please visit our Etsy store.