WARNING: This might be a little long!
This is interesting, I would appreciate any advise from other moms of boys or anyone else…
My son came home from kindergarten yesterday and was beaming from the work they were doing at school. Apparently they were doing sculpture work. He loves any kind of art.
He asked me “Mommy, can you teach me to knit?” I said “Sure”…then he said “How about today?” Well, how could I pass this up. He asked me after all…right?
So I marched downstairs and set out to look for yarn. He yelled down that he wanted the Orange yarn…orange is his favorite color. So I grabbed a pair of size US15 circular needles and headed up for a lesson.
Little did I know he was going to be so quick. And so proud of himself. He was going on and on about how happy he was that mommy taught him and about how he couldn’t believe he was doing it.
I cast on a loose 25 stiches and showed him how to K. He repeated that little ditty about Jack and he laughed and laughed.
He said he couldn’t wait to show Daddy!
OK…now my husband is not one of those ultra overly-manly guys booming with testosterone, he’s a really great guy, and I thought more open-minded than this. But, apparently he thinks that my son shouldn’t be a knitting guy. He thinks that he’ll get beat up on. HE’S 5! He’s waiting for him to tire of it I suspect.
Oh, I thought he might not be positive with my son, so I when he called I told him that our boy was excited to show him his handywork…Yea, he was like “what? Oh geez, great! Yea, I’ll be positive” !
I personally think it is a good skill to have…why shouldn’t guys be comfortable knitting. I want to raise a confident son who isn’t a “this is for girls, that is for guys” kind of person.
I mean it’s not like I enrolled him in Ballet or anything! LOL
My son takes karate lessons, and is quite a “boy” if you know what I mean.
What do you think? Any advise on how to proceed with this, my son completed around 12 rows, and is so proud! I am proud of him too! :lol:
Sorry if this is too long!