I’m so proud of Jakob!
For a while now he’s had “His Knitting” on the living room side table. It’s worsted weight, garter stitch and it’s red of course, and every few weeks he asks if he could knit and I remind him how and he does a stitch or two before getting distracted and then I finish the row so we can put it aside again.
Last night after I picked him up from school we detoured at my LYS before going to get his brother. I had Spidey with me to find yarn to BO and work the spines. At the door I happened to notice a knitting nancy…a modern plastic version of the old spool knitters used for “French knitting”. Jakob saw it too, didn’t know what it was, but wanted it. When I explained it could help him knit but faster than the two needles for while he was learning, he really wanted it. It was the Clover Wonder Knitter.
I think I have an old spool knitter somewhere but have no idea where to look, and this version, while modern and plastic, also has a nice hook, and 3 interchangeable heads with different post numbers, and is designed for working with beads so the central opening is quite large. It’s quite easy to work with because they designed a really smart groove down the side if each post, making it super easy to get the hook down into the stitch to pull up/over.
Today is a ped day for the elementary schools so I sent Henri off to daycare for a rare one-on-one day with Jakob.
After lunch we’re going to the library to get him some audiobooks for bedtime, and then to Tim’s for hot chocolate. But first this morning I taught him to spool knit. And he rocks.
November 23, 2012 at 10:31 am
That’s awesome! Way to go Jakob! Very cool!
Lucky Jakob – what an awesome day off! 🙂
November 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm
Spool knitters are awesome for kids! There are books at the library (or craft store) that give projects to do with the ropes. Then, if he wants bigger, try the Knifty Knitter looms. Kids usually do really well with them too!
January 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm
Yay Jakob! Rio keeps asking me to knit, but I don’t want her to get frustrated because she isn’t very good right away (she’s done this with other things). Maybe I’ll get her a spool knitter! She loves crafting in general.
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