The word prompt at Every Inchie Monday is "Cozy." Doesn't this kitty look cozy sleeping on a pile of yarn?
This is the man responsible for creating the "yarn monster" in me!
The big day came when we were to meet after school in Sister Evangeline's class. Throughout the day girls would bring out their skein of yarn for show and tell to one another. I remember seeing shades of baby pink, baby yellow mixed with white and someone had this wild color combination of black with primary colors. Everyone had brought their yarn to school except me. My dad was going to bring my yarn and knitting needles later in the afternoon before leaving for work (he had the night shift). My mother didn't drive and she was too pregnant to go out walking to shop for my supplies. So that left Dad.
We were all gathered in Sister's class ready to begin the first lesson and I still didn't have my yarn and needles. I didn't know what it was like to sweat bullets but I think I learned about it that day. All of a sudden there was a knock on the classroom's door and lo and behold it was my daddy! He gave me a quick glance with a grin and a nod that seemed to say "Here's your stuff." When I opened the bag from Newberry's there was a pair of white plastic knitting needles and a beautiful skein of coral yarn. I think I got my love of color from my dad.
I quickly caught on with casting, knitting and purling and by the end of our first project I was sporting a pretty jazzy coral headband. Our next projects included knitting slippers (mine were medium yellow) and then baby booties (mine were a mix of various pinks that I had to donate for the school's White Elephant Booth). By summer I began knitting lots of baby booties for my baby "something" (we never knew what we were going to get back then) that was coming in July. I stuck with basic colors like white, mint and yellow and when "she" was born I saw to it that her feet were never cold.
I suppose it's safe to say, and I'm sure you'll agree, that my love of yarn stems from that first skein of coral yarn that my father bought and chose for me. And I think it's safe to say, and I'm sure you'll agree, that my kitty's love of yarn comes from that basket of yarn I hope to make future projects with!