:( that must have been frustrating...
My little nephew's favorite thing to do when he finds knitting down is pull the needles out of my knitting, and somehow I still keep leaving it down when he's over
... he's a toddler with insatiable curiosity, that can't stand not to know what happens if you pull something this way, or push something that way
His little sister on the other hand has, at such a young age, somehow developed a respect for knitting. She even likes to try on socks-in-progress, needles and all.
Some years ago I was over at a friends house when her 6 year old brother came out and had given him and
his 3 year old sister 'hair cuts'. They already had pretty short hair so there was very little that could be done to fix it, and they had family pictures coming up the next day! Needless to say that family pictures were canceled