Last week, Boo learned to knit while at Hopper's mother's house. Boo came home and was knitting enthusiastically when she suddenly dropped half her stitches. I didn't know how to help her, so the knitting was put aside until she went for a visit to my parents, where my mom gave her new needles and wool that she liked better, and the knitting started again.
I decided I'd better learn this or Boo would end up frustrated quite often. I watched a few YouTube videos, borrowed Boo's first set of needles and wool, and started knitting. So far I've made a blob, a wonky doll scarf, and a less-wonky doll scarf. Not bad for two days' work!
I'm not sure yet if knitting is the hobby for me. I suspect that it's too frustrating, and I'll give it up before long. But that's okay--I know the knit stitch and how to cast on and bind off, and I just figured out how to make fringe. If Boo wants to do more than that I won't feel bad sending her elsewhere for support. For now, while she's a beginner, she needs my help and I'm glad I've picked up enough to give her that help.
It's also something I never would have tried if it wasn't for Boo. I love that she has that effect on me. I do a lot of things because Boo's excitement makes me want to join in. Hopefully, she'll always do that to me, and we'll keep having fun together.