16.4.15

He Knits






It started with a knit chicken...  I cast on for it in the car one afternoon while riding to town.  No one seemed to think it looked like much of anything, which was true.  A few days went by, adding the eyes, comb, beak and wattles whenever there were a few quiet moments.  I set it on the window sill and forgot about it.  Then one afternoon, Luke gave out such a shriek from inside the house, I thought something was seriously wrong.  Turns out he thought my chicken was the greatest thing in the whole world and could I teach him to knit one?  Um, yeah!  Before he could change his mind or lose interest, I found him a pair of needles and a ball of leftover yarn from the chicken I knit.  I explained to him that working in the round on double pointed needles may be a little tricky for someone just starting out and showed him the chicken from The Children's Year.  He agreed and within five minutes had cast on for his first project.  To say he enjoys knitting is a bit of an understatement.  In the last few weeks, I've heard things like;  "Mama, have you seen my knitting bag?"  "Mama, do you want to come knit at the table with me?"  "Mama, can you check my stitches?"  Oh, my heart is full.

{Joining Ginny}

11 comments:

  1. That is one cool dude right there. Go, Luke, go!

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  2. So wonderful he is knitting and what an adorable chicken!

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    1. Thanks, Tonya. I've been trying to talk him into knitting for years. It's funny what will inspire creativity.

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  3. I taught my sons to knit when they were seven years old. By golly, every boy should know how to knit!

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  4. The first project my eldest son knit was a scarf based off the Harry Potter movies. My daughter started the same way, using his leftover yarn. I loved that they showed Hagrid knitting in that story. My daughter is now a knitter of lace. It's beautiful when the student surpasses the teacher, and the teacher gets to enjoy the spoils!

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  5. That is wonderful! Really hit at my heartstrings. Such an awesome chicken pattern--he has good taste. Hope your knitting buddy persists--all three of mine wax & wane something awful...and usually just when I think their knitting progress is humming along so well!

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  6. Truly, it is indeed a marvelous thing when your child wants to be taught to knit or crochet and then keeps it up! What an awesome chicken as well! I love your blog and handmade life!

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  7. Has he thought of doing it to sell? I'd be willing to pay $6 plus postage for a chicken just like that one. (LOL) I knit like a beginning typist - hunt and peck-ish.

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