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Friday, June 19, 2009

Spool Knitting - Great Intro for Kids

Since joining Ravelry at the beginning of the year, I’ve been surprised to see how much time I can find for crafting! A half an hour here, an hour there… It just proves to show that if you really put your mind to it, you can do it. :)

Since then I’ve been constantly busy with one project or another so that my two young boys (4 and 7) started to get curious about it and asked lots of questions.

So I took this opportunity and last week got my 7 year old started with spool knitting on my very own spool that I started with when I was about his age. Now talk about memories flooding back…

I picked a variegated yarn to entice him to stick with it long enough until the next color change… and it really worked! You know how it is when you tell yourself “oh, just one more color, one more pattern, one more repeat,…” Yep, that’s what I took advantage of. :)

And look how well he has been doing! I am so proud of him!

Pot Holder - Spool Knitting

It’ll make a great pot holder that he can see every day hanging in the kitchen. :)

Once he gets used to holding tension on the yarn and handling the needle with ease, I was thinking of introducing him to crocheting and eventually to knitting…

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