Friday, May 29, 2015

A New Knitter Is Born

When I last asked Connor if he'd like to learn to knit, he told me he was more of a knitwear aficionado than a knitter. I thought I'd ask again, and this time he was curious. I imagine it had something to do with watching me knit all the time.
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!

8 comments :

kiwiyarns said...

Now you have a knitting buddy!! Hurrah!!

woollenwilderness said...

Awesome!! Looks like he picked it up super quickly.

Cindy Laird said...

I am so impressed!

Monica said...

Wow! he is talented...wish my husband would even try to hold a needle. He is super patient with my hobby...but from the stands :-)

DKnits said...

Yay! How fabulous is this? Connor's stitches are already so even, can't wait to see a finished project :)
Happy knitting to both of you!

Alina Sayre said...

Aw, you should frame that top picture for your apartment :-D Kudos to Connor!

Alicia said...

Ahhhh, how did you do that?!?! I've been trying for 5 years to get the Fiasco to knit. He keeps telling me it's my thing, even though I suspect he would love it as he is a crafty individual. Well done!

Maryse said...

Knitting is fun! What else can we say :)

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