September 29, 2009

When Toddlers Attack......!

You'd think I'd know better.......

She was sitting in my rocking chair in Tatting corner with her back to me, and I thought nothing of it. Ten minutes later I walk by to find a half unwound spool of my precious Zwicky silk strung all over the chair. Gasp batman, the little joker struck again! Some of it made it back on the spool, but here lies the knotted mess that had to be cut off and tossed. Silly girl is very interested in my "dadding" as she calls it.....she will stand in front of me sometimes while I tat, and pick up a stray piece of string and start making her own little tatting motions. She expecially likes the pink clover "shuddowes".

9 comments:

Imoshen said...

I can sympathize. My son ruined half of my tatting balls one afternoon tossing them around and teasing the kitties with them.

Sparrow said...

Alas, that you threw away the knotted thread! Looks like a fun detangling project to me. (Yes, I am one of those crazy people who like untangling yarn/string...)

Also, note to self: tatting and toddlers don't mix. remember this in about two years, when the parasite-monster is playing anywhere near my tatting!

.:Sparrow

Ladytats said...

sigh, reminds me of when my kids were little. I untangled more then 1 skein of yarn and more then 1 skein of embroidery thread and more then 1 ball of tatting thread at several times, sometimes at the same time.

sewmuchfun4 said...

AWWWW, she sounds like a little sweetie, wannabe "dadder" like her mommy! Kids are the ultimate multi-taskers, they can make you crazy and want to melt at the same time!

:) Ann

TatForFun said...

I have one of my niece sleepover, and she already mixed up my colourful beads ^_^. I think we should have a restriction order for kids to our tatting tools LOL

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Ooh! A teachable moment! Why not give her a pink "shuddow" and some pretty thread (inexpensive, of course!). Put it in a little plastic box and have her "practice" when you're tatting. You never know... she might become the youngest tatter in history!

Sally Kerson said...

Ah but one day (hopefully) she will be a great tatter! You will have forgiven her by then!

Ridgetatter said...

I know it is hard NOW; but think of it as a memory maker. And, I think I would give her a shuttle, a little box and some inexpensive thread...I so wanted to learn to sew ~ but My Mom didn't think it was important for me to learn. I STILL wish she would have taught me; and, I'm 73.
Little girls can be so cute and lovable while they do the most unlovable things. String is string to them! hugs, Bev

***Jon**** said...

Yes, give her a shuddow and some strings. You may be surprised at what turns up.