Monday, May 11, 2009

It must be love

Snippet of conversation with teenage daughter.
Daughter: mum I need a new dress
Mum: Why's that
Daughter: I want to look nice for my boyfriend's birthday
Mum: where are you going?
Daughter: For a meal
Mum: Can't you wear something in your warderobe?
Daughter: Mum!!!
Mum: how much do you need then?
Daughter: Will you knit me one?
Mum: errr, I guess so. When do you need it for
Daughter: Next sunday
No reply from mum. She's on the floor in shock. How fast does she think I knit. A halter neck dress by next Sunday. I'm not making any promises but I'll give it whirl.

19 comments:

Willow said...

Yes, mother love and knitting love. And a whole lot of confidence from your daughter!

LizzieJane said...

Daughters do that all the time and somehow Mom's always manage to come through. Good Luck, I be keeping my fingers crossed for you.
x

Kitty said...

It drives me nuts when, 2 minutes before we are walking out the door, my daughter announces that 'Oh ... I meant to say, I have no *#@#s' (insert whatever they've forgotten). Maddening!

You are a lovely mum to even try to make her a dress in time!

x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Awesome that your daughter is into hand made! Good luck with the project - can't wait to see the finished result.

Leonie said...

Good luck with the creation. There is a back up isn't there???? Just in case.

Elizabeth said...

Whoa, good luck with that!
You know if you run out of time it will be a mini? Then she can wear leggings!

Keowdie said...

Ah, yes... that is true motherly love. Mine are still a bit young for those requests, but I'm sure they're out there, lingering in my future. ("Mom, I need a new sweater for ice skating with my girlfriend... tomorrow...") I can't wait.

Channon said...

Wow. Only a mother's love could motivated you!

Tracy said...

What a great mum you are, Ally...Fingers, toes and everything crossed the dress appears! Can't wait to see it...and how sweet--young love...ah... Happy Knitting ((HUGS))

Chocolate Cat said...

Good luck!!! Hope you have a good chocolate supply to keep your energy up!

Thimbleanna said...

HOLY COW!!! But how awesome that you have a daughter that loves your knitting so much!!!

Adrienne said...

Oh yes ... how I did that to my mother! I need brownies ... in 30 minutes. I need a top ... tonight. Yes, must be love indeed!

I can't wait to see that dress!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Oh I will keep my fingers crossed that you finish it in time :). Good luck!

Ragged Roses said...

Daughters!!!!! Why do they always NEED new clothes and need them by yesterday!!! Did you finish the dress I wonder? Good luck
Kimx

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Too funny. I'm cheering you on!

raining sheep said...

Ahem, you are like the world's best mom. A dress in one week. I bow to you.

t does wool said...

you can do it!!!

rhubarbwhine said...

Popped by to see if the finished product was available yet. No luck?

Anonymous said...

Good on you !!
What a challenge :)