I know, too many smilies.....but you can't see me jumping up down over here, so those will have to do!
Sooooooooo, long ago (about 3 months ago) I started working with a homeschool curriculum that encourages you to teach your 6-7 year old to knit with needles. I had never knitted in my life. I read the kiddie instructions, and watched the video that came with the curriculum. Then I found you all here. Recently, the weather is finally getting cold enough here that the kids are ready for more indoor crafts. And, they have seen me knit quite a bit. I told ds I could teach him if he was interested. He is currently sitting behind me, having cast on 8 stitches and knit 2 rows yesterday, he's on row 3 on his own right now! And, to make this an even more "manly" activity, I bought some dowels, dh gave him a knife for his birthday earlier this month, and he's going to make some needles of his own, too.
Oh, and while I was typing, I hear him counting...."five...six....seven.....eight! All there, and no extras!"