I took some knitting to our daughter’s while she and her husband were out of town. I always have great plans to knit and I usually end not knitting at all. This time I took some seamless slippers to finish.
Our grandson was taking a nap, E wasn’t feeling well and was camped out on the couch with Mr. Aitch and Z. They were watching something on TV. I sat down in a chair with my knitting.
“Nona, will you teach me how to knit?”
I only had four metal double-point needles with me so I transferred the live stitches from the slippers to some stitch holders and cast on 16 stitches for Z.
Wooden needles are better than metal ones when first learning to knit as the metal ones are very slippery and fall out.
After I got Z started, E wanted to learn.
Both did several stitches with a lot of help. They even knit a row or two and some partial rows with much satisfaction.
After much “This is so hard” and “You knit faster than me because you’ve been doing it longer”, I finished knitting their coasters and gave them some yarn to weave through the bumps.
They liked the weaving much better than the knitting.
Plus they appreciate how long it takes to knit something.