I'm over at a friend's house for dinner and we pull out our knitting afterwards. She's working on a poncho for one of her daughters and had never knit in the round so I needed to help her get going. About the third row in said daughter comes in and starts watching me knit. She's not saying much, she's seen her own mother knit and she's eight-ish years old. But, then I switched to working on Aden's blanket and all of a sudden she's fascinated by the changing color blocks, the softness of the yarn, all of it. Doesn't matter that her mother is knitting a chair away. This is exactly why I had Cindy teach Sugar Bear to knit, because me teaching her initially would not have gotten her very excited.
And this is one of the many reasons I love knitting. I love watching a kid get excited about it. I can remember when I was little and my mom taught me to cross stitch. I remember the joy of it. And I think that's why I am so addicted now! Because it brings back that joy to me every time I pick up the needles.
So what gets you going about knitting? Also, if you comment, tell me where are you from...I don't mean address, just give me a state or territory or country. I keep some track on sitemeter, but I saw someone from Ireland today and I thought wow! is someone from Ireland really reading my blog????