Thursday, January 8, 2009

Aunt Kristin Is A Pushover - Photographic Proof

As I told you, my 5 1/2 year-old niece extracted a promise from me last summer that I was honor bound, and quite pleased to follow through on.
We began with the old rhyme while I moved both her hands and needles. By the end of the day, all I had to do was wrap the yarn around the needles while she recited, "In the door, around the back, through the window, off jumps Jack!" We worked on it every day during their visit, and I am quite proud of her progress! My SIL also asked for instruction so that she could help her daughter once they got home, so I not-so-sneakily expanded the knitting world by not just one, but two!


My girls had to help.

Sigh.

1 comment:

A Day That Is Dessert said...

That is so sweet! Abbott really wanted to learn to knit the summer before he started kindergarten (he had seen a play of Good Night Moon, and the "old woman" was knitting. He is driven to create and decided he needed to learn to knit, too). I don't know how so I signed him up for a camp, which turned out to be a disaster. An 8:1 student/teacher ration with kids ages 5-10 just doesn't work! My husband can knit a little (his mother taught him in childhood) so he ended up taking time off work to attend camp WITH Abbott to help him out. Aye! Wish you lived nearby - maybe you'd teach my boys, too? Lucky girls!