When our daughter decides she wants to learn something, she tends to approach it with enthusiasm. Assembling 100 piece puzzles at two years old, potty training in a weekend, teaching herself to read at three, learning to swim in one summer. She picks a topic, then excels at it, usually in a short period of time.
If only we all could be so lucky.
This fall our daughter decided she wanted to learn to knit.
So we found sturdy, kid-friendly supplies: a wooden knitting fork and bamboo knitting needles.
She watched a couple videos on YouTube of other kids knitting and I taught her the Waldorf School rhyme that has morphed in our family to:
“In through the front door
Run around back,
Peek through the window
And off jumps jack.”
She now has a knitting project in every room of the house.
She’s even been known to take her knitting in the car with her. You just never know when you’re gonna have a down moment and can fit in a few more rows before the next activity.