Friday, August 24, 2012

Once Upon A Time I Was a Knitter

The other day I finished up this sweater:

For this baby:

And I feel so happy that I have completed--not just a project-- a SWEATER in the ten short weeks since Elka was born. It makes me feel like I still have some eensy weensy bit of control over my life. Of course, that control has to be put on the back burner until after midnight and then it has to be reassessed each night to determine whether or not it is more valuable than sleep... But nevertheless, if I look hard enough, it's there.

Anja and Greta have really started drawing [again] lately. They spend hours of each day crouched over paper, drawing mostly pictures of our family. They each have a distinct style, it's obvious when they've been trying hard instead of just "sketching" and I love, love, love to watch this interest develop. Funnily, for Greta it is art; she is drawing a picture. For Anja it's pretend play, just an extension of her "games" where she draws out a story and talks through it as she works. And once Greta finishes a drawing, she's done. But Anja will change one drawing throughout the day as her make believe story evolves. So fun to watch!

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Anne said...

Monica does the same thing!!!! She turns EVERYTHING into a story. Her drawings and the colored pencils she's drawing with!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That sweater turned out beautifully! Sweater+ Elka = Super cutie! Cute about the girls different types of drawing. We may have. More children.s authors in the family...... Anja writes the story and Greta illustrates it. Elka can be their agent.

Anonymous said...

Love the sweater! Love those cute girls of yours!