My 2 1/2 yr old shows interest too but not enough for me to show her cause she gets bored and wants to move on.. so I just smoothed out a pair of blunt 9s I had and gave her some yarn.. she will go get it when I knit sometimes and sit there and watch me.. trying to do what I do.. I have told her the poem Amy says in the knit video.. and she does her own poem.. she quickly gets bored though and puts her items back in her little bag (she loves that she has her own bag to hold her yarn and set of needles) and goes plays
she really isn't learning to knit but I figure that will come in time and when her attention can be held longer.. but at least this way she is getting the feel for needles and her own yarn while enjoying knitting time with mommy... really at this point I think thats why she does show interest to do something with me that daddy and brother doesn't do
If her parents will let you.. I'd prolly blunt the 13s some more, get her a little skein of cheap yarn, and just let her do her thing while you knit.. you might cringe at the knots being formed but she will enjoy the time with you.. and be proud of herself cause she will feel like she is doing the same thing.. if you can try to explain the knit stitch maybe with the poem & if the right time allows itself.. in time she will pick it up more and more..