Friday, November 12, 2010
Big Feat- My eight year old Knits a Scarf!!
My 8 year old son and I have been working on this for a year- it is a merino wool and cashmere scarf- wool from Ireland (Maggie's knits). He picked out this yarn last year and really wanted to do a stockinette knit- he was proficient at the garter knit,but I was a bit apprehensive about teaching him to purl at 7 years old. He worked hard at it every day-and since we take a break from knitting and wool in the summer- I am quite impressed that it is now finished. We are now starting on a hat- with ribbing- knitting it in the round! He picked out a glorious grey cashmere/merino blend from Debbie Bliss yarns. I hope this inspires you to get your little ones left and right brain working!! On a side note- has left his medieval flute and has been working hard at piano with me. He can do left and right hand scales proficiently up until D scale which has two flats- I have the Waldorf knitting, flute and glockenspiel to thank for this accomplishment!