So my son age almost 14 is very enthusiastically knitting. It all started with me setting up my daughter doing an i-cord. These are great little instant gratification things for kids and easy. So a couple weeks ago she was knitting away while I was reading to them and my son said, “Hey can I make one of those?” so I got him set up and off he went. It is a very wonky I- cord lots of mistakes in the lower half but much improved in the second half. It is now a cat toy.
So he wanted to make something else but not a scarf, not a dish cloth or a square. He decided on a toy. After due consideration he is knitting a Mother Bear Project Bear. All in garter stitch. He is using left over sugar and cream cotton. Ivory body, Purple pants, and a purple variegated shirt.He has finished the front half of the legs and pants and has started the shirt. Once in awhile I have to frog a few rows and re knit them. I cast on for him and help him with color changes. But he’s really enthusiastic and dedicated just now. In fact I’ve had to [I]make[/I] him take breaks. I will have to either do or assist with the seaming…Might let him whip stitch it and not worry about mattress stitch since it is his. And I will probably have to embroider the face.
I think this all very good because my son has a lot of trouble with fine motor coordination. He has a bit of a tremor when he does fine work and his hand writing is terrible. I can’t help but think this is good therapy for him. Anyway I’m real proud of him. When he’s done I post a pic of the bear. I will probably make a bear too so two can be sent off the the Mother Bear Project at once.