Jaxson, my youngest, loves all things hands-on. He likes to draw, color, build, craft and be creative. (He's my dreamer!) He has been wanting to learn to sew and knit! He has been asking...a lot! I think it is wonderful for boys to learn all kinds of trades so they are well rounded and able to care for things themselves. The other day, I taught Jax to knit. He caught on pretty quickly and is now seen knitting everywhere (and taking it with him, wherever he goes!).
It was so cute (and dear to this mama's heart) when he giggled after doing a row and said, "I guess I'm knitting!"...I smiled and said, "Yes! You are!" :)
Jaxson, knitting away...
I was outside playing frisbee with Xavier when Jax came out, knitting needles in hand and his backpack on his back. When I asked why he was carrying the pack, I noticed the yarn trailed into it...that was his way of knitting while on the go! He kept his yarn in the backpack! :)
So far, we have only worked on the garter stitch. At some point, as I did with Madelyn, we will work on casting on, the purl stitch and more, if he so desires! :) Maybe, one day, he'll out-knit Madelyn and me? ;)
Madelyn was calling them the Knit-Twins (since her and Jaxson were sitting and knitting together the one day)...I called them the Knit-Whits. We all thought that was pretty clever and laughed much about it! :)