Monday, September 22, 2008

It's official

My oldest kid is a knitter.

I had tried to teach him a few times in the past, but this summer, one of his day camps featured classes in Fiber Arts. He learned how to knit and purl, and used some of my leftover yarn to practice. I was shocked by how quickly he became comfortable with the motion and by how even his stitches are. He whizzed through a washcloth (see how diabolical I am? extra incentive to actually use the washcloth while bathing), not even batting an eyelash at the garter stitch edging, and started a hat:



This is some yarn I dyed and he asked if he could use it. The hat is nearly ready for the decreases and I have no doubt he'll manage those easily. I'm trying to convince him to go halvies with me on a sweater for him: I'll do the front and back if he does the sleeves...

15 comments:

Susan said...

He did a nice job! Your yarn really makes the hat. I think it's so great the way young guys have gotten into knitting. I wish my 15 year old daughter would give it a try. I bought an inkle loom and maybe that will spark her interest in fiber arts. How old is your son?

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Go Elvis!

meezermeowmy said...

Give him my congratulations on a great hat!

Joe said...

I LOVE that child!!

anne marie in philly said...

Elvis is welcome to join the Montco SnB! YAYZ, Elvis!

Carol said...

Great work! I envy him having all your yarn at his disposal.

Sarah said...

Woo-hoo!

Bridget said...

Elvis rocks in many ways, but this is one of the best! At the rate he's going, you two can do a book together in a few years ...

=Tamar said...

Wonderful! Both the yarn and the knitter! I hope he goes for the sweater idea.

the hanged man said...

That's a pretty groovy hat! Are you raising a little hippie?

Rana said...

That is an impressive hat!

Cindy G said...

Huzzah! (But the poor child has no idea how atypically awsome the stash available to him really is)

Lee Ann said...

So THAT'S how I can get the kid to actually use the washcloth...

You're a freakin' genius.

Now can you tell me how to get her to not freak out when she drops a stitch? :-}

Carrie said...

A new knitter - huzzah! Welcome to the fold, oldest son, and many you have happy hours of creating. Working on a sweater together would be fun. Good idea!

teabird said...

beautiful, beautiful yarn!
(of course)

yay, oldest son!