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ritaw
08-18-2008, 08:20 AM
I just thought i would share with you all what my 7yr old son made .
While i was finishing the seed stitch dress Luke asked me how i did my knitting . He said he wanted to try . So i showed him the basic purl stitch .
I cast on 10 stitches for him and he purled about 2 inches and then he actually cast off lol . He then went a bit overboard and put buttons on it and then went and gave it to his daddy telling him to carry it in his wallet lol:rofl: . Hubby did as he was told lol .
What do you think? Another knitter for the future ?

MAmaDawn
08-18-2008, 08:30 AM
You I think he's caught your knitting bug.... :teehee:

That is adorable too! LOVE it!

auburnchick
08-18-2008, 08:44 AM
How sweet is that?! Totally cool that he went all out with the buttons!

ritaw
08-18-2008, 08:47 AM
Thanks Nathalie , . If he could have fitted anymore buttons on there i am sure he would have lol :)

sue in canada
08-18-2008, 09:05 AM
That is so cute Rita. You had better watch your stash. Could we have another KH male knitter in the making?

vaknitter
08-18-2008, 09:37 AM
That's pretty impressive ! Love those buttons. My nephew is very artistic and always watches my mom crochet, but hasn't quite got the coordination yet.

ritaw
08-18-2008, 09:48 AM
That is so cute Rita. You had better watch your stash. Could we have another KH male knitter in the making?

I am watching my stash like a hawk lol . But seriously ! i think it is great that he even asked nevermind done it.
Saying that though , He is back to doing the normal boy things today lol

bambi
08-18-2008, 09:50 AM
That is just wonderful!

Bambi

Cynamar
08-18-2008, 10:01 AM
Awesome! Looks like we have another knitting guy!

ritaw
08-18-2008, 10:03 AM
Awesome! Looks like we have another knitting guy!
LOL Mason ! you better watch out :rofl: :roflhard:

dustinac
08-18-2008, 11:25 AM
:happydance: he did a great job!!

Nobones
08-18-2008, 12:35 PM
I think this is so sweet, I can just imagine him sitting there concentrating! I bet John was secretly quite chuffed with his gift.

He'll be pinching your knitting magazine's and all sorts now!

ritaw
08-18-2008, 12:41 PM
:rofl: :rofl: I think this is so sweet, I can just imagine him sitting there concentrating! I bet John was secretly quite chuffed with his gift.

He'll be pinching your knitting magazine's and all sorts now!
OHHHH NOOOOOOOO i forgot the magazines lol. Must find a new hidey hole :rofl:

scout52
08-18-2008, 01:29 PM
AWW so cute and he embellished!!

Knit4Fun
08-18-2008, 06:11 PM
Go Luke!!! What am amazing first project...I LOVE it! :cheering: :yay: :woot:

GirlChris
08-18-2008, 06:26 PM
I am impressed. I have tried to show both of my boys and they just didn't get it, just couldn't get the coordination to do it and they are 7 & 10. Of course the oldest was determined not to do it so I am sure he wasn't trying very hard. Your DS did a great job on his first project. Now he can make all his friends little bookmarks for Christmas.

Debkcs
08-18-2008, 06:37 PM
Rita, what a cute little first FO. It's so much fun to watch kids explore as they learn.

You know what the coolest part is? Your husband put it in his wallet, good on him!

mks22300
08-18-2008, 07:24 PM
That's awesome! I love the buttons! :)

Ben10
08-19-2008, 02:14 AM
That is so cool ! . You should be so proud .

ritaw
08-19-2008, 10:38 AM
Rita, what a cute little first FO. It's so much fun to watch kids explore as they learn.

You know what the coolest part is? Your husband put it in his wallet, good on him!
THANKS , I think it is more than daddy's lifes worth not to have it in his wallet lol :rofl:

The.Knitter
08-19-2008, 10:49 AM
Go little man go!!! I think we may have some male competition there ladies! Good job.

How cute is it that he put the buttons on and told his Dad to carry it in his wallet!! Did it FIT?

Good teaching Mom!

ritaw
08-19-2008, 11:39 AM
LOL Christine . It just about fits , We just had to throw the money in the bin lol hahahahahahaha

MerigoldinWA
08-19-2008, 12:49 PM
No one has commented on the fact that you started him off on the purl stitch. That is unusual. Do you like purling more than knitting? I know some folks do.

Has he wanted to knit anymore? Cute project. Those buttons may cause a bump when your DH sits, if he carries his wallet in his back pocket. LOL

GinnyG
08-19-2008, 01:22 PM
Good work!

nonny2t
08-19-2008, 01:37 PM
I believe that is THE most gorgeous whatchamacallit in the world! Wonderful job and adore the button accent! :inlove: :heart:

ritaw
08-19-2008, 01:59 PM
No one has commented on the fact that you started him off on the purl stitch. That is unusual. Do you like purling more than knitting? I know some folks do.

Has he wanted to knit anymore? Cute project. Those buttons may cause a bump when your DH sits, if he carries his wallet in his back pocket. LOL
I knit greek style or as people call it portuguese. So the purl stitch is actually easier than the knit to teach him at this point .
If i had shown him the English knitting then i would have gone for the knit
He is currently making a hat for the save the children campaign.
I have just done the rib for him and he is doing his garter stitch. .
It could take some time lol:rofl:

Nobones
08-19-2008, 03:01 PM
whatchamacallit

:chair: Good word and perfect description.

ritaw
08-20-2008, 02:33 AM
:chair: Good word and perfect description.
I also love that word. I called it a Whatsit on Ravelry lol

MerigoldinWA
08-20-2008, 11:33 AM
I knit greek style or as people call it portuguese. Another style I haven't heard of. There are so many different ways to knit.

I'm glad to hear he is working on a hat. It is hard for little ones to have the perserverance to do a big project. Even a hat is a big project in relation to his first project. With a knitting mama he has a better chance of sticking to it than if he wasn't around it a lot. Just so he has fun.

dibbs
08-20-2008, 06:48 PM
Now that is just too cute! You must be so proud of him. Give him a gold :star: for trying!! :yay:

ArtLady1981
08-20-2008, 07:53 PM
WONDERFUL!!! THANKS FOR MAKING MY DAY!!!

cam90066
08-20-2008, 10:18 PM
How cute is that! Age seven?! Amazing!!:yay: I won't be shocked if next time you post he's tackling the likes of a sweater. ;) This kid's knitting future looks encouraging.

cam

saracidaltendencies
08-20-2008, 10:50 PM
That is too cute!

ritaw
08-21-2008, 02:32 AM
WONDERFUL!!! THANKS FOR MAKING MY DAY!!!
Thanks Artlady , I am glad you like it. And if it brings a smile to your face ,just pop into this thread when you are feeling not so smiley :hug:

mhansen
08-21-2008, 04:37 PM
That is so cute.

StefannyJo
08-21-2008, 10:33 PM
I LOVE IT!! My 4 yo is begging me to knit. That is a good idea to start the row and go from there. I am self taught so I have no clue how to teach her.

I really like the buttons. I was thinking it was a chewy for a baby. *silly me*

InterNette
08-21-2008, 10:59 PM
I am sure many designers started just like this and then go on to thank their mothers for having the good sense to teach them when they asked as a kid. Magazine submissions next, can you see it?

ritaw
08-22-2008, 02:03 AM
I LOVE IT!! My 4 yo is begging me to knit. That is a good idea to start the row and go from there. I am self taught so I have no clue how to teach her.

I really like the buttons. I was thinking it was a chewy for a baby. *silly me*

I would just cast on for her and then standing behind her , put the needles and yarn in her hands . From behind you can move her hand,yarn and needles like you would when you knit. If she does not grasp it it.then leave it for a week and try again. She is only 4 and her coordination may not be fully developed yet .
Good luck :)

I am sure many designers started just like this and then go on to thank their mothers for having the good sense to teach them when they asked as a kid. Magazine submissions next, can you see it?
LOL MY son ! The designer. Maybe a future ALAN DART:)

susi
08-22-2008, 05:29 AM
tahts so cute. great job really is. im teaching my 5 year old ds to knit as well. he's a budding knitter as well.

ritaw
08-22-2008, 08:43 AM
tahts so cute. great job really is. im teaching my 5 year old ds to knit as well. he's a budding knitter as well.
Thank you Susi. Maybe our sons will be showing their work on forums when they are older :)

Jaxhil
08-23-2008, 09:39 PM
How cute! I love that he gave it to his Daddy to carry in his wallet (what a good Daddy to do it! :heart:)