knitting conversations

We are sitting on the bed (not the couch, because the couch cushions are currently in use as a living room fort...), and I am showing Anya the knit stitch. She wants to make her toy puppy a blue sweater for his birthday. Anya is 3 and 1/2, so you can imagine how this is going...puppy will be waiting a little while for that sweater.

Daniel is watching and chattering away. He says, "Mom, I never want to learn how to knit." "Why not?" I say. "Because, mom, when I grow up I'm going to be a daddy," he replies. "So?" I say, "There are daddies who knit." "I know," he says, then continues, "There are all kinds of daddies out there, but I don't want to be the kind that knits."


Siga said…
Love that conversation between you and your little boy! That made me and my husband laugh. He's also the non-knitting kind of daddy. :)
Shel said…
My boys (ages 6, 8 & 9) all learned to knit to be able to knit stripes on a Fish Hat for their godmother who had been diagnosed with cancer. The middle one fell in love with it and is now knitting his first hat for himself. Sometimes it just takes the right motivation - wanting to make something special for someone they love - to get them to try it. The fact that they made something so silly helped.

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