Thursday, April 22, 2010

finger knitting

Over the weekend I taught Dieter how to finger knit. He loves it! It's thrilling to see him involved in the joy of creating. Now he wants to do it every day; I can totally relate!
He has declared this little corner of the kitchen to be his "workshop" and he sits and knits in the afternoons while I get dinner ready. Yesterday, he gave his friend Sofia a gift of a piece of finger knitting presented in a little box. Very sweet and fun.

9 comments:

Andrea said...

My boys have also taken up finger knitting and it is so sweet to see them "work"...it is also a wonderful way to calm them down when they're whirring around like little tornadoes.

Its_Lily said...

Ah, so he's already learned to give of himself. Marvelous!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

We taught my daughter how to finger knit to help her with her focus. It's great for those kids who have a hard time sitting still.

beybii said...

thanks, ı taught new,wonderful ideas from you,ı will try my son.
kind regards from İstanbul:)

Kunklebaby said...

Wonderful!

sheer whimsy said...

that's adorable!!!

Redbeet Mama said...

We are finger knitting here too!

Such a wonderful inward activity.

Nicole

Village Books said...

How old is he? I'd like to teach finger knitting here in my community & wonder what's TOO young? I'm thinking 3 is too young, but depends on the 3 yr old...Marvelous blog!

Cole said...

Oh my goodness....I finger knit and my loops are so much bigger than his! I never even thought that someone with such smaller fingers would make a tighter knit. Cool!