Kids are entranced by the moving needles and lovely yarn! I was watching my son’s swimming lesson last week, also doing some mindless knitting while I was at it (as you do). It was a baby hat… a nice and easy K1, P1 for many many rounds – which mean I could just sit there and not have to actually concentrate on it.
Instead, I was concentrating on the conversation my 6 year old son was having with one of his classmates. It went like this:
Classmate: What is your mum doing?
My son: Knitting
Classmate: Ask her what she’s knitting!
My son: I already know what she’s knitting! It’s a baby hat! (said in an exasperated way as if it SHOULD have been plainly obvious).
I couldn’t help but giggle at him! It seems that the knitted garment is a normal thing to my children and it hadn’t occured to me the fascination it brings to those who don’t knit or know anyone who knits. The whole class was rather intrigued by what I was doing. I often get asked by a room full of 6 year olds “What are you doing??” hehe!