1.25.2010

Mom? Can I knit some more?

I took the plunge today and taught my 6 year old son to knit.


See?




He listened to my directions. And picked it right up. Within a few minutes he was knitting away. After rest time he asked "Mom? Can I knit some more?"


Handwork is nice quiet way to spend cold afternoons. Of course this came after learning how long an inch was, measuring just about everything and recording it in a book. Plus a good healthy dose of fresh cold air.





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15 comments:

  1. Ohhh you should go read Swistle's blog! Her son (I think he's 10?) is an avid knitter too! She's posted pics of his stuff. I think it's a great activity for kids. My great grandmother tried desperately to teach me to crochet but I never got the stitches right. Thankfully I'm crafty in all other areas, so I'm not a total lost cause! :P

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  2. Yeah for boy knitters. I'm off to find her blog! Crocheting is hard I like to knit better. Felting is great to. You should check out chop shop about repurposing sweaters

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  3. Oops, sorry! Here's one a few months ago w/ the pics of her sons knitting. She's posted some since b/c HE's actually teaching HER!

    http://swistle.blogspot.com/2009/11/two-more-things-about-knitting.html

    Johnny's sister and I actually get together every Wed. for crafts (it was her craft store that I worked at that was closed). She was trying to felt and we experiment often to repurpose, but like I said - I just cannot knit or crochet! I was going to make a scarf of hearts out of old sweaters but I don't have too many and lost motivation. haha

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  4. I love the 2nd photo...now THAT is concentration!!

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  5. Okay...this has nothing to do with your post, but I just noticed in one of the pictures your Singer sewing machine. My mom has the exact same one! I'm pretty sure it is an antique???

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  6. Good for you. I think it's wonderful that you taught him to knit. I once tried to teach my husband to crochet, but he couldn't learn; maybe he didn't want to.

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  7. Sweet and savory-YES!! I found that for my husband last year. A quilt shop was going out of business and it was a prop for them. I bought it and snuck it in to our house w/o him knowing about it.

    It works. And he sews on it! It is so quiet you can actually stand to be in the same room while it's being used.

    Peggy- Thanks! I think its a nice way to learn concentration.

    Coleen- I love that photo he is so there, totally engaged

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  8. aw, he looks like he's enjoying it too. That's awesome!

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  9. Amanda he LOVES it! How are you guys?!?

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  10. That is impressive. I would need to learn first before I could teach my kids!!

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  11. That is awesome that your son took a love for knitting. My son loves to sit and scrapbook with me.

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  12. How cool! I taught my husband to knit, but my son is a bit too young still.

    Here's my tackle. :)

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  13. I can't wait to teach my son to crochet! It will be a while, though.

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  14. That's so cool. I'm rather impressed. So ummm can you teach me to knit next?

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  15. Yes yes yes!! My 7 yo picked up knitting from a babysitter and he's been wanting to do more. (Sadly I cannot do any crafty thing but that's not the point of my comment. Btw first timer here: from Brilliant Sulk...) I just want to tip my hat and give you kudos for allowing your boy to do things that he finds interesting and fascinating no matter what "gender" it is traditionally associated with. Every time I found a mom like this, I feel like we score a point in the fight against "Raising Our Boys To be Jocks and Jocks Only" doofus society. Yeah!

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