(I have had this post written for awhile and had forgotten to post it! As you can see it is from a couple months ago...my kids are still in summer clothes! Anyways......)
My kids have been begging me to teach them how to knit. I thought they might be a bit young, but decided to give it a go. I started with The Middle Child...
Now, she is one smart cookie, but not known for her dexterity or ability to focus on anything resembling work for more than 14 seconds. Not to mention she is only 6 years old! I have been blown away by how hard she worked to get it right and how quickly she has figured it all out! The other night, we were heading out the the playground and she asked if she could bring her knitting along so she could sit on the bench and knit like Mommy. Soon, we had an audience of enthralled kids gathered around while she patiently showed them and described the steps to make a stitch. Adorable!
Well, seeing this attention, the other two were right in there. Can we learn Mommy? I want to knit! I decided to give it a go with Big G, my uber sporty 7 year old son.
Right away, his competitive streak was engaged:
"How many rows does she have? Is mine longer? I can beat her!"
His confidence also never seems to waver:
"I am REALLY good at ALL of the knitting steps. Look how fast I am! Can I do a sweater next? I am terrific at this."
Terrific MAY be a bit subjective...... :) We MIGHT want to work on accuracy over speed!
Currently they are knitting their way through mini scarves to keep their favorite dolls and teddies warm this winter. Pretty darn cute, and I am pretty darn proud :)