Sunday, September 04, 2011

I fear I have created a monster....

Look what happened this afternoon....


Lou learnt to knit! To be honest, I didn't think she ever would. I have heard people saying that their child learnt to knit at 3 and that it was so easy to teach them. Lou has asked me to teach her a couple of times. We have sat down, she has demanded to hold needles, she has then got stroppy because she can't do it straight away and gone off in a sulk.

This afternoon my brother, sister-in-law and nephew were here, we were drinking tea and talking so of course Lou decided it was a perfect time to give knitting another go. I cast on a few stitches and was fairly convinced that we wouldn't get very far but she sat on my knee and held the needles with me and we knitted a few rows, then she got bored and went to do something else but when everyone had gone home, she picked the needles up and did it all by herself then she popped her ball of yarn in her Lucy bag and proceeded to walk around the house, knitting and showing everyone how she could knit.

She is knitting a scarf for her teddy at the moment but she has plans on making one for her old teacher next and says that she needs new yarn because 'This orange stuff is nasty!'.  She also wants to know if she is allowed to come to knitting night now that she can knit......

3 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

Bless her. I learnt when I was prob bout the same age. Mum owned a LYS - it was a nightmare. She used to make me finish everything (including the sewing up!) before i could choose new yarn! I can't wait to see her FO's

Sally said...

Go girl! I taught my Maddie to knit last week (she's six), and was ashamed that she made it look so easy, I didn't learn to knit/crochet til I was thirty something, and found it sooo tricky!! We had a few hiccups but shes happily knitting a little blanket for her doggie at the moment. Its so great to pass these things on and especially great when they are enthusiastic too!
Sally x

coxabey said...

Aww bless - especially the fact that's she already grasped how to do 'mobile knitting'. My Alice (who's four) has been asking to learn for a while - but she's still just not coordinated enough...so finger knitting will have to do for now :-)