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Old 03-16-2013, 02:11 AM   #11
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My expectation is that if he decides to keep knitting he will soon surpass me. I'll have to find some of your photos to show him.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:10 PM   #12
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That was an inspired bit of thinking there on your part GG! I hope he continues to find enjoyment and calm with his knitting.
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It's also a good thing for small motor control, eye hand coordination and patience. Let us know how he does as he goes along.
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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
That was an inspired bit of thinking there on your part GG! I hope he continues to find enjoyment and calm with his knitting.
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It's also a good thing for small motor control, eye hand coordination and patience. Let us know how he does as he goes along.


I just got updated. He's just now shown his mom his needles and yarn and says he forgot how. He might look at videos or wait until I can help him again. Apparently he is still interested. When he sees my Fair Isle checked bag I'm making I think he's going to want to learn to do something like that too.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #15
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Good for him. Brooklyn Tweed has a great site for him to take a look at. He is a great designer and a really nice person. I took a class from him in New Haven a few years ago and really enjoyed it.
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I bet he would really like spinning with a spindle. He could make his own or buy one-they are not expensive.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:05 PM   #17
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I have to see about doing some spinning myself. Maybe this summer GS and I can explore it together. Thanks for the great idea, Jeremy.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #18
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Three cheers for Grandma's!! I learn from mine and haven't every looked back. Keep up the positive encouragement. Kids are soooo cruel these days...it should be a proud moment! I hope he will continue. We look forward to see pictures of his work...here1
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OGG: I look forward to seeing him maybe tomorrow and find out for sure what his interest in knitting really is. I told him he has to give back the needles and yarn if he doesn't go ahead and use them, maybe that will help him want to use them. I'm hoping anyhow.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:19 PM   #20
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He's planning to knit something for his mom's birthday. He doesn't know how to purl yet and I ended up doing the cast on for his mom's present, which will be a coaster to go under her coffee cup, so it'll be garter stitch.

He's 12 and has Asperger's. His mom got a call that he needed to be picked up from school. I'm closer and could get there faster so she called me and he ended up spending the afternoon. He needed to calm down and I just had him sit in front of me and showed him how and he was doing knit stitches very quickly. I was amazed. He took home 2 sets of acrylic needles from my interchangeable sampler sets and 2 cables, a key and a piece of grippy shelf liner, some straight sz. 10 plastic straight needles that he was using, the yarn he was learning with and yarn for the coaster. He likes it. I think it will be a calming thing for him to do, he got into the rhythm of it so quickly. I showed him Sheldon's post with the cardi-gan photo to show him that men do knit. Thanks, Sheldon! I know other men post photos but Sheldon's was the one I remembered how to find.

If he keeps knitting I think it will help him a lot and he'll have the satisfaction of having made something.
That's the one I posted about to you a few minutes ago, Sheldon's card-igans! I need some instructions on helping a left-hander learn to knit & crochet.
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