So, the other day we sat down and I showed him knit and purl. He caught on faster than anyone I've ever seen before. I showed him tinking. ("Tink" is "Knit" backwards, because that is what you do when you have to go back to fix something.) He got proficient. At one point he asked if there was such thing as "double tinking" after having to go back twice.
Connor said I should name this picture "Brown" because he is wearing a brown shirt, sitting in a brown chair, and knitting brown yarn.
On our second day of knitting, I showed him how to make ribbing. He was so interested in seeing the pattern emerge that I offered to go work on dinner. Who am I to stand in the way of a new knitter? By the time he looked up and offered to help, dinner was done. He was surprised that he hadn't even noticed.
Yesterday, he said that he should work on his knitting. Knitters, I think we've got another one!