Wednesday, June 15, 2011

knitting lessons




tuesday was a school free day for our 6 year old this week. mr 3 was at kinder and i wanted to make the most of our day of just the two or us. we had a few things planned including shopping for wool for my dad who loves to knit and a quick visit to a beach playground on the other side of town {which was freezing!}. i promised when we got home that i'd teach him to knit! and it took one row of me showing and half a row of him doing for him to get the hang of it. it was so great to see him pick it up so quickly and get a big kick out of the fact that he could do it! it was amazing to see him pushing and moving the stitches across when they needed moving, like he'd always known how to do it.

hope your week has been good so far!

17 comments:

13threads said...

Wow! He is a fast learner. My daughter who is now 10 has decided that the scarf she started to knit for her dad when she was 8 looks good (and the right size) for her small teddy!

Kate said...

Great pics!
I love this post.

lamina @ do a bit said...

awwwwww... he is totally adorable!! He looks so pleased with himself... Yay for knitiing :)

74 Lime Lane said...

that's fabulous! he is way ahead of me, it must be in the genes!

Francesca said...

so adorable! look how pleased with himself he is. i remember a dottie angel post like this a few years ago, she was so chuffed. hold onto it, i hope it lasts. x

june at noon said...

Kids are amazing. Looks like a talent is discovered!

Becky D @ Kings Down Road said...

How sweet is that!

ArtMind said...

I bet his grandfather is very proud too! What a cute knitter he is too! :)

annamaria said...

An adorable knitter- yes! Well done mom- I wish I had your patience- you are giving me ideas!XX

Kristen Donegan said...

oh I love that! isn't it the best when you see them learn something with ease like that- such a sense of self accomplishment! :)

tangled sky studio said...

it's amazing how quickly little ones pick things up...and what a great skill to carry forward. knitting is the perfect marriage of creativity and utility : )

prettylittlethieves said...

he is so cute!

holly aka golly said...

Mr. 6 year old is darling and a super fast learner! Belinda, you must be a very proud mama!

jen storer said...

Oh how lovely! Knitting is so good for their coordination. My boy was taught to knit when he was in a Steiner school. They recited a rhyme, but I can't recall it. something about a rabbit coming out of his hole, around the tree etc! We still have tristan's knitted pencil case and he's 19 now jxx

Kylie said...

Wow! He must be a serious natural! I'm thinking he's the new "Made by Joel" of the future :) Kx

p.s. not sure if Joel knits, so analogy may be random ;) Just meant that he's a star really :)

Alisa said...

How completely adorable, look at that chuffed look on his face. I didn't know you have a 6yr old little chicken Belinda?! My eldest only just turned 6. It's such a great age they are just bursting with questions… ALL THE TIME! : )

Tracey said...

How cute! And it's great that he was able to pick up knitting so easily ... a future crafter I'm sure! :)

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