Moxiemade, I think he's going to be a "seasonal" knitter - He *loved* knitting all winter, when it was too cold and icky to be outside.....but now? His project has been languishing since April. Of course, I know some adult knitters who have similar habits - knit when it's cold, go outdoors (gardening
) and other things when it's warmer.
So I guess I wouldn't try to teach a kiddo to knit in the summer either - late fall seems more agreeable, times when you're already indoors and doing more quiet work.