Monday, February 11, 2008

This is Not to Be Believed (But it Happened)

So, I have a 17-year old daughter. She's awesome and never ceases to amaze me, but this time she made me speechless.

This daughter of mine, Snickerdoodle, saw my computer window open to The Harlot and while she was waiting for her sister (Tootsiedoodle) to get out of the bathroom, decided to read.

And she laughed.

And she was mesmerized by Stephanie's little leaves.

So I gave her my copy of The Secret Life of a Knitter and she was hysterical.

Now comes the best part.

My daughter, who won't even use the phone to order pizza because she doesn't like talking to people she doesn't know, WROTE TO MS. HARLOT. Sent her a long, comfortable, chatty, cozy email about the fact she lives with a Knitter (bless her heart, she doesn't realize I'm only a knitter) and she wants to get her mom some of the yarn described in her book in the chapter about Sinead's socks.

MS. HARLOT WROTE BACK. Told her about several soft and pettable yarns, and turned her over to the very capable (and enabling hands) of Sheri. Snickerdoodle couldn't understand how some yarn could be there some day and not there the next, or why there were more colors in stock one day and then 50 more the next. (Ah, little one, you will learn.)

So the one who describes herself as a never-knitter bought her mom for her birthday (yesterday) TWO skeins of Fleece Artist. One in midnight, and one in amethyst (my birthstone).

Really, do I deserve a child like this? Or wonderful kind people like Stephanie and Sheri in my life? And Fleece Artist?????

(And Stephanie, I totally love the fact that you said "fancy-arsed hand dyed" in your reply.)

I'm a lucky woman, indeed.


Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Awww - what a great daughter you have! (And Happy Birthday!!)

Ronni said...

What a great daughter indeed! I hope mine is half as thoughtful at that age. And that was indeed very kind of Ms. Harlot. I think this is probably my favorite birthday yarn story.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome!!!

Have a wonderful birthday :-)

SwissKnits! said...

Happy Birthday!! You have a wonderful daughter! How sweet!!

Enjoy your new yarn!!

monica said...

What a great daughter. Mine has read one of The Harlot's books, she reads it out loud to me every now and then and proclaims, "mom, this is sooo you" You are so lucky to have one that will buy you yarn.

monica said...

Ooops, I forgot, Happy Birthday!!

dianna rubidge said...

I enjoyed your comment on the YH blog so clicked on your name and was directed to this lovely blog entry. Very nice indeed. Happy knitting and happy birthday

Liz (aka inky) said...

Aw, shucks, and thanks. This was the best birthday I have EVER had. Woo hoo.

AlisonH said...

Oh, that is SO cool!!!