I just have to share with you guys the sweetest thing that happened. As I was knitting along yesterday my 18yo DD said "I wanna learn how to knit." So I went into my stash and brought out green Plymouth Encore and some size 13 needles and taught her how to cast on and how to do the knit stitch. I told her when she gets really good at the knit stitch I'll teach her how to purl and from there there will be endless possibilities. She decided to make a garter shawl and she's doing wonderfully. Using such big needles is actually giving her work a nice open look.
I had no idea if she would just get frustrated and just quit, but she seemed to get a lot done. I told her that if she is frustrated she should put the knitting down for a little while and go back to it. She seems to be taking my advice
So this morning I sat on the couch and began knitting and she picked up her knitting and sat down with me. I was so thrilled cloud9 I am so happy to have been able to impart this skill to her. Some of you may remember that just 6 months ago she and I were having such problems and she moved out with a man my age. Well, now she's back, more mature and asking ME to teach her to knit. This whole time apart has been such a life lesson for both of us. I am just so happy to have had a chance to have this moment