OK, so yesterday I showed my son how to knit. He has taken to it surprisingly well. Since he has ADHD, I really thought he would get frustrated and give up after a short period of time. Well, he took off, and now there is no stopping him!
He was mostly doing knit at first, but then today he asked me how to do purl. He doesn't like purl as much as knit, and I can understand that. Anyway, I showed him how to K2, P2, and then he asked me if you can knit one row then purl the next row.
I said, yes! That's the stockinette stitch. So, he did a large section of stockinette. I was really surprised how well he did.
So, now, he's taking his knitting all over the neighborhood in his little drawstring backpack!
On the serious side, aside from playing video games, I've never seen him concentrate on anything for such a long period of time. And, he usually gives up on anything that requires much effort. Plus, he has always had some slight problems with fine motor control, so maybe this will help him with that as well.
This may be the best thing that ever happened!
By the way, he will turn 11 next week.