Nov 7

This has been a very interesting week.  On Sunday evening, my oldest niece, Kim, moved in with us so she can have a place to stay close to where she would like a job.

The adjustment of 30 years of only the two of us to having a third person, an adult at that, in the house has been easier than I thought it would be.  Of course, it really helps that Kim is a very sweet, loving and out-going person.  Kim has a key to the house, and comes and goes as she wants (the only rule is “Don’t let the cats out when you get home”) and has a boyfriend who lives about 20 minutes from us.

Last night, both Kim and I were home together, so I had her pick out some yarn in the color she liked, and we went to her room, where the lighting is better, and I showed her how to do the knit stitch.  She’s crocheted before, several years ago, and she picked up the knit stitch pretty quickly.  She had about an inch done (at 40 stitches wide) by the time Scott got home from work.  I’ll let her practice knitting for a couple more inches before I show her how to purl.

I showed her the scarf I am knitting for her, and the hat pattern I am going to kit to go with the scarf and she liked them both very much.  Also, I showed her the Kethry socks I am knitting and she loved the lace pattern on them.  I think that she is creative enough to be able to knit her own lace items by the time this next year.

So, it’s a new adventure for us having someone else living with us and a new adventure for Kim living in a new place, finding a job and leaning how to knit.  I think it’s going to be a grand adventure for all of us.