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Lion Staff Stories – Marlene’s Daughter

May 20th, 2008

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Marlene smiles as she holds a picture painted by her daughter who wants to be a knitter

Marlene, a sales associate, wrote this guest post about her daughter:

I guess those days off from school when my 6 year old daughter Amanda has come to the office to visit has made a lasting impression. She was asked at school to write an autobiography about herself and what she wants to be when she grows up. Well I was surprised when I read, “When I grow up I want to be a knitter. I will make blankets. I am special because I like to make scarves.” She then complimented her work with a drawing of me teaching her how to knit. I guess in looking at the picture you can figure I am the one with the big smile on my face.

  • Lori M.

    Now that is just SO precious!!! What a great testament to you as a Mom that she wants to be just like you when she grows up. Congratulations, and thanks for sharing. What a great story! :)

  • http://lazytcrochet.blogspot.com/ Tricia/LazyTcrochet

    Aww that’s great! My daughter finished a crocheted dishcloth the other day! Great story….thanks for sharing.

  • Marlene

    Hi Tricia, thank you for your response. It is exciting to hear that kids are learning to knit or crochet at a young age. It is a wonderful craft that can be shared and enjoyed together across generations. I love to hear stories like the one of your daughter who has completed a dishcloth. It is always interesting to hear the age the child was when they learned, whom taught them and the projects they have made.

  • Marlene

    Hello Lori, thank you for your kind words. It is moments like this that makes one treasure the time they spend with their family. I am thrilled that something as simple as teaching my daughter to knit has made such a memorable impression on her. Hopefully she will remember these special moments we share throughout her lifetime.

  • Darlene G

    What a sweet story! It’s great to hear you spend the time to teach her to knit. I just taught my 10-year old granddaughter to knit and thought she probably wouldn’t do it again after leaving my place. However, she’s knitting scarves for her 2 cats, baby-doll blankets and other knitted squares for things all around the house!

  • ANNETTE CIGANKO

    MY FRIEND THAT IS A PRETTY PICTURE.
    YOUR DAUGHTER, MAY SHE BE LIKE HER MOM.
    I KNOW SHE WILL BE GOOD AT IT. GOD BLESS
    HER LITTER HEART. GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND.
    ANNETTE

  • Marlene

    Hi Darlene,

    It is wonderful to hear you taught your granddaughter how to knit. I was about her age when I learned as well. I learned how to knit from my sitter who taught all the girls she took care of. I remember I use to rush to complete my homework so I could work on my knitting projects. The first project I completed was a blanket for my dolls which I was very proud of.