My eldest daughter, who has been a prolific knitter since learning it in her first year at our Waldorf school, decided to knit her sister a teddy for her birthday from this this book.
I have helped her with some details, but she has worked hard to make this beautiful little bear for her sister’s birthday. Apart from the bear, she has knitted a selection of accessories including a cardigan, rucksack, purse, blanket, cushion and soft cuddly bird!
This bear is clearly going to be very loved as every stitch has been a true labour of love.
There are days when my daughters seem to argue incessantly, but there is so much love, care and thoughtfulness too. I think this bear symbolises that for me: the sister love.
My youngest also recently sewed a little dress for her sister’s toy rabbit as her older sister was feeling a bit sad.
They can be so sweet and caring, it makes my heart melt to see what they do for each other. Of course there are the battles but a week doesn’t go by without a little card being made with “I love you so so so so so much” on it to cheer a sister up.
A book that we enjoy on the subject of sister love is Big Sister Little Sister by Charlotte Zolotow.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised; having a mama that makes things with love, it follows that they will follow the same path, but I still delight in seeing the joy in their faces when they are creating something for the other.