Friday, June 12, 2009

The Nightmare Bear

Skyler has a new class in school this year that she is very excited about, it is technology class. You know computers, spreadsheets, powerpoint....or so I thought!

When she came home and told me her semester project was to knit a bear I was slightly confused. And when I realized “technology” in this case was pertaining to the industrial arts, specifically knitting, I was horrified. Horrified because unlike my blog friend Leigh Ann who puts Martha Stewart to shame in the sewing arena; I am domestically challenged in the technology department of knitting, sewing, or anything of the sort. My last and only sewing project was a Poodle Skirt in the 8th grade and I am embarrassed to share that my mom had to finish it. (BTW, thanks got an 'A').

I did remember seeing some beautifully knit bears that were being made and gathered for the poor, at a local coffee shop I frequent. Now I know I am a missionary so I shouldn’t have any faults (hee) but the thought did cross my mind to perhaps offer to buy one of the finished bears.

What can I say…I panicked. Don’t write me off yet as it did not take me long to realize the flaws with this plan, mainly the glaring fact that it would be dishonest and perhaps not the best example to my daughter.

Thank God for another idea….Enter Lizzy….our special friend, adopted family member and helper! Liz can remove the toughest of stains, is Tori’s favorite babysitter and glory be to God the girl can KNIT!

After a few weeks of working with Lizzy, Skyler finished her very first knitting project...the beloved bear.

And I gave Lizzy a raise!


Anonymous said...

Way to go Skyler!! Thanks Lizzie!
Grandma Millie

Just Mom said...


Heidi Jo said...

way to go skyler...and mom, and lizzy.

i feel your panic and i'd raise you ten. i'd be totally up a creek, so to speak.

i LOVE that technology is something else there...wish it was EVERYWHERE.

Rachel said...

Thank you for the well wishes.

Tell Sky the bear is adorable! I still can't believe I babysat her when she was just a tiny little thing! She's so grown up and beautiful!

Momma Roar said...

(Aw, thanks, sweetie!!)

You totally know, if you had asked, that I would have been on the next plane to come help out a friend in need! :-D Next time!

Sohailah said...

Wow! A knitted bear is quite a first time knitter accomplishment. When I was in second grade our teacher taught us all how to knit and we knit squares that she put together and we gave the afghan to a lady in a nursing home. I thought I would replicate the idea with my Bible class at Metro a few years ago... possibly the most stressful thing I've ever done in class... way to go Skyler! (And Lizzie!)

Leah McKinney said...

That little bear is adorable... go SKYLER! (and Lizzy)... and Michelle.. for the emotional support. :)