Amelia, my 5 year old great niece and her family were here a week or so ago and very impressed with our new home and our new town. Amelia immediately noticed my green scarf knitting, though luckily not the shape of the yarn, asked if she could have a go and if I could knit her a scarf too. Of course I could, though her list of the preferred colours, about 8 including silver, was a bit daunting for someone who hates stitching in ends. She had a good root in my stash and selected some yarns but they were so mismatched in ply and content I couldn't really put them together.
I solved that problem when I found in my LYS a 150 g ball of Regia sock yarn, I already had in mind this simple one row ZickZack pattern.
At the end of the week we were down at my brother's and Amelia and family arrived, she immediately spotted my knitting and exclaimed 'my beautiful scarf'. When I asked her how she knew it was for her she said because it contained all the colours she wanted, she held it to her neck and declared it amazing. She then encouraged me to get knitting and enjoyed unwinding the changing coloured yarn for me.
It's finished now and I shall post it to her tomorrow, just in time for the forecast cold weather.
Amelia has also asked me to kit a hat, gloves, a cardigan and a dress, meantime she is very keen to learn to knit herself and has asked for a knitting set instead of a chocolate egg this Easter. Impressed, I am delighted and hope that having a missed a generation, her mother and her aunt, the love of knitting may continue in our family.