And its not Sommer my oldest! She still swears by her little knitting machine. Sara (my 7 year old) came up to me while I was working on one of my many projects and asked me if I could teach her! :happydance:
So I got out my size 10 some yarn, cast on and did the first row with her watching, knitted two stiches on the next row while she held the needles and then sat next to her and talked her through the rest of the row. That girl caught on so fast! I could not believe it. I realize that she will need a refresher tomorrow but it is so cool! She knitted another 2 rows with little help from me after that. Then I had to make supper so she put her knitting away with mine and helped me cook.
And to top it all off do you know what she said to me?! First thing that she wants to make is a scarf. Not for herself but for poor people! Next on her list? Her teacher! Man that kid is great. (My other kids are great as well I am just very proud right now hehehe) It was so cool sitting next to her listening her tell me all the scarves that she wants to knit and when she takes the scarves to the poor she wants to take her old coats as well. Wow. Sadly I have no pics of her knitting because I still can not find my camera but I used my daughters little toy digi camera and took a pic of her first piece. Is it awful that I am trying to talk her into letting me have her first knitted piece instead of the poor? hehehe I am thinking that I want to keep her in this line of thinking though so I will knit some scarves to donate as well. Allright I am done gushing :roflhard: