Proud papa

OperaGeek's picture

We are a knitting family of sorts. Besides me, my wife and 2 of 3 kids are knitters (my 4-year-old isn't ready). Here is my 6-year-old son Ernest displaying a "potholder" he knitted all by himself (I sewed two pieces together for him to make it double thickness).

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Tom Hart's picture

You are a very lucky man. It appears that you realize that, Young Fella. Good for you.

DeceptiveCookie's picture

Get them started young... I love it!

Bill's picture

Way to go, Ernie!
Ernest should join the "Men Who Knit" group!!!

OperaGeek's picture

I imagine he may just do that some day, Bill. As a first grader, his reading and typing isn't quite strong enough yet for an online club. He may be way ahead of me on the computer in a few years, though - that's growing up in the 21st century!


TomH's picture

Great! And he looks so thrilled. Wonderful.

QueerJoe's picture

That's awesome...his expression is often how I feel when I've accomplished something new in my own knitting. What a great family he must be growing up in.

MMario's picture

Fantastic! Hope he keeps the love of knitting and the enthusiasm....

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

albert's picture

Where were you when I was six?

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Wonderful! I regret not teaching one of my nieces when she asked self esteem was low enough that I thought it wouldn't be fair to do so. Now, however, I am known as the Knitting Guru --- but still trying to accept the compliment graciously. I see great knitting in Ernie's future. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Thor's picture

How on Earth do you hold their attention long enough? My nieces keep saying they want to learn but when it comes down to lessons, it is like herding Kittens On Crack!

OperaGeek's picture

I'm not the one who taught him and my daughter - my sister-in-law and niece did. My wife and I decided we should probably learn too so we could help if needed. So my niece (whom I now refer to as my "knitting muse") gave me a quick lesson, and there has been no turning back.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Now that is an interesting twist...parents learning something new after being inspired by their children's interests. Either way, I think it is grand that you all knit. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Job well done!