Actually that's impossible because choosing your daughter or son in law is nothing to do with you really.
The other day a friend gave me a bag of yarn for my charity crafting. In the bag where some balls of Rowan cotton. As well as lots of half finished items beautifully knitted.
Of course I was thrilled and can make very good use of such lovely yarn. But, I was curious. I asked where it had all come from. The answer surprised me greatly. It came from another friend who has had to stop crafting. I was sad about this because I thought maybe she has arthritis or another problem. But, no. She had to stop because her daughter in law did not like her knitting. The clicking needles got on her nerves.
Now, I do remember knitting an amazing bag out of cut up carrier bags. It was knitted on huge needles and the process involved was so noisy it got on my nerves. But, knitting? I have not stopped thinking about this lady and I have felt sad about her plight ever since.
The answer I think is to pick up the mantle. Use her yarn to make something good. Something that will help others. So I am going to make some hot pads for the local charity shop here in the village.
As for me and my annoying hooking and clicking habit I have been busy. I think I would be far more annoying if I did not have my hook and needles. Quietly clicking is one thing but talking through the football or Olympics are hanging offences.
So here we have it. These two Lappycuddlyghans were started on the long journey down to Spain. One a scrappy mixture which I love.
And, one old favourite revisited. Tumbling mitred squares. The blues are such a favourite of mine. Being near the sea has such an influence on my colour choices. Both blankets are a metre square.
Both these are going to be for draw prizes in the area Cancer Charity Spring Draw.
The friend who gave me the yarn is having to visit the local hospital here in Spain with her husband at the moment and when she goes she likes to take baby hats to the special baby care unit. I have been quietly,very quietly clicking away to add to her stash.
Going back to choosing your daughter in law .... I could not be happier with mine. Charlotte,with her lovely blog Sharky Knows clicks and hooks along just like me.
Some of the happiest times we spend together are working on joint ventures so I shall count my lucky stars my son chose her for me as a daughter in law.