Thursday, 22 March 2012

Passing on the wisdom

I've been waiting for this moment for such a long time... 

**drum roll**

Today I've been teaching my eldest daughter (who is 5 years old) how to knit. 

I was sceptical at first as to whether she was old enough. I thought maybe her motor skills might not be quite developed enough.... I was wrong.

She picked it up so quickly. She's a little bit cack-handed but I think for a 5 year old she's done brilliantly. I'm so excited about the prospect of us knitting together.


We started out doing the moves together, but after about 3 stitches, she was off on her own.


One very proud little girl


Apparently she's making a blanket for Pinkie (Pinkie is a teddy they have at school)

and it wouldn't be complete without video evidence right? 

This video was longer but I had to cut it down to upload it. As per usual, I got out the camera way too late and could only get her knitting whilst distracted by a talking sponge. 


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    1. Thanks, me too. I've been dying to teach her and think I've been quite patient, waiting 5 years!

  2. That is so sweet. I still remember knitting with my mum when I was little :-) What wonderful memories and skills you are creating!

    1. Thank you. My Nanna taught me to knit when I was 7yrs old, so I was worried she might be too young, but she handled it quite well (when she wasn't trying to watch TV at the same time)

  3. That is so sweet! If I ever have a little girl I will be looking forward to the time I can teach her to knit. I'm so glad your special time turned out so well!

  4. I want to hug everything about this post. <333 (And I thank my mom constantly for teaching me to crochet when I was young enough that it was pretty easy and stuck in my head forever.)