The other day when I was at work, a customer laughed about the fact that we have a Learn to Knit workshop.
"I learnt from my Grandmother when I was four!" She announced. "We all did back then you know".
It gave me an idea.
Today I got out the chunkiest ugliest wool that I could find, the thickest knitting needles that I own and called Rascal to my side.
After failing to help her with her crochet ages ago and being told "Nin could EASILY do it Mummy, Nin could easily do it", I felt more confident of my ability to teach her to knit.
I cast on the first row and we knitted the next row together. The following row I let Rascal increasingly take the lead. I was amazed by how well she grasped the mechanics of knitting.
I'll be honest, she lost the stitches off the needle a few times and wanted to stop after the third row, but as she put it down she asked if we could do it again on Thursday.
I'm really excited to see where her knitting will take her.
When my Mother and big sister taught me to sew, they always took my knitting away from me and fixed it when I dropped stitches or made any kind of mistake. The lack if these skills really hindered my progress with knitting and it took me years to learn them. I am determined that Rascal will learn to fix her own mistakes right from the early days of her knitting.
Incase its not clear, this is going to be a dolls scarf, because we can't have her dolls getting a cold neck can we?!
I'm linking up with Becoming the Mama I want to be