Just another mom popping in her w/ a testimony about a son knitting!
My 10yo son started knitting last year, didn't do much with it, but wanted to get back to it recently. So, we went out and got some more yarn -- already had some needles -- and now we're both learning to knit. I'm taking it much more seriously than he is, but he picks it up and keeps trying now and then.
A couple of reasons why I find it advantageous for him:
* He's left-handed, and this seems to help him with his coordination (we're Continental knitters, btw)
* He needs to work on his fine motor skills, and this is definitely good exercise
* We're homeschoolers, and this is something he can do to keep his hands busy and his body in one place while listening to some very interesting history, geography, social studies ... you get the idea. I think that if every
boy in kindergarten could learn how to knit, the k'garten teachers would have a much better listeners.
Just my 2 little cents.