Dad is now a knitter

michaelpthompson's picture

Had a great time with the family at Easter, and got a wonderful surprise. My 76-year-old dad brought out some socks he had just finished and showed them off. He also had some hats and a scarf that he had made. Mom says he's been knitting up a storm and really enjoying it.

It all started at Christmas. I was wearing a wool watch cap I had made and dad was admiring it. He started asking me if I could make him one like it, but mom poked him in the ribs and said, "You could make one yourself."

I had made the hat on a knitting loom, so dad went out and bought a set of looms and has been knitting up a storm ever since. I guess I have a convert on my hands. :-)

rc_in_sd's picture

Is there such a thing as

Is there such a thing as retro-heredity? That's a great story. Maybe we'll see him on MWK...

PaulJMC's picture

Very cool!!

Very cool!!

WillyG's picture

Woot! My Dad was always the

Woot! My Dad was always the craft-y one, though never a knitter.

Good work, man!

Loom Dude's picture

So glad to hear it! From one

So glad to hear it! From one Loom Dude to another.

Greg
http://www.LoomDude.com
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michaelpthompson's picture

Thanks Greg, I do love the

Thanks Greg, I do love the loom, and now so does dad. He's already made his first pair of socks.

--
"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Congrats to you and your

Congrats to you and your Dad. I have a friend who wants to learn about loom knitting. Now that she'll be retired, we can explore it for her. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

purlyman's picture

Wow that's awesome!! I had

Wow that's awesome!! I had a similar experience with my Dad up to the point where he asked if I could make him a hat. That's where the similarity ends. I don't think the thought of knitting one entered either my mom's mind or my dad's. :-) I don't mind.

It's so great that your mom suggested it and that he's gotten so into it! Good for him!!

michaelpthompson's picture

It was all Mom. I would just

It was all Mom. I would just have made him a hat, and that would be that. Now he's got an enjoyable new hobby.

--
"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

Bill's picture

Hooray for your Dad! ...I

Hooray for your Dad! ...I think hats made on the knitting looms are really quite nice...