February 27, 2009

Meet my mom...

My mom’s great! She’s smart and funny, warm and personable, hard-working and charitable, to name just a few of her traits. I like to think maybe I’ve inherited a few of these characteristics. I, however, also get my self-deprecating nature from her. I shy away from cameras. It takes every ounce of energy possible to accept a compliment with a smile instead of negating it with humor. So in an attempt to introduce you to my mom, yet spare her the glaring spotlight of a formal interview, I have created the following faux interview to introduce you to my mom. After all, she is my WeeKnit partner in crime.

Q: So Tracy, tell us a little bit about what you do.
A: Well, some businesses have C.E.O.s and C.E.E.s. Here at WeeKnit I’m what I would consider the C.K.I. That’s right – I’m the Chief Knitwit In Charge. I design and create numerous knit items.
Q: What types of knit items?
A: Oh, I’ve made hats, slippers, and baby booties. I make holiday items like my Easter Egglets and Christmas Stockings. But the bulk of my time is spent on my extensive line of finger puppets.
Q: Fantastic. Now can you tell us a little bit about your personal life?
A: Hmmm… I live in Pleasant View, Utah. I’ve been married for (muffled sound inserted here) years. I keep busy with my 8 children and 7 grandchildren.
Q: Eight children! How do you manage?
A: Like I said, I’m a knitwit. When I was young, I had no children and lots of theories. Now I have lots of children and no theories. I’ve learned life is easier if you take it day by day.
Q: So here’s our last and probably most important question – with 8 children, which is the favorite?
A: Oh without a doubt, Jenny!

Okay, can you blame me for taking a little bit of license. If you could put words in your mom’s mouth, wouldn’t you? Hope you enjoyed my faux interview and meeting my mom, the C.K.I.


  1. You were very restrained. How tempting to put words in your parent's mouth!!

  2. I came from a family with 9 children! Where are you in the line-up?