Tuesday, June 21, 2005

My boy

My nephew Jack. He is 10 years old, and a knitter! (He picked up knitting after his little sister Kate lost interest in the knitting kit she received last Christmas.) I visited him today and he showed me the "blanket" he is knitting. OMG- SO CUTE! It's quite wonky and more than a little loopy, but so fabulous! What's so great about it, is that he's just enjoying knitting, and so content with just using up the crayola colors of yarn that came with this kid's kit he's using. So his blanket WIP so far is striped purple, green, and orange (I believe blue, pink, and yellow are to follow). It's pretty small, so technically not really blanket size, but I'm sure it will keep him warm regardless. ;) I watched him knit with his little hands and fingers- it was so cute, I could barely stand it! After his blanket, he wants to knit a scarf and a beanie. (If anyone knows of any books for boy knitters, please let me know. He has a book for kid knitters, but all the projects are geared toward girls. I wish there was a cool S&B type book for kids...or for guys.) He's the coolest kid. I hope he continues to knit. :)

4 comments:

Disentangled said...

That's so awesome! I hope you can get a picture of him knitting for the blog. He probably would get a kick out of seeing himself on the internet too!

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Here's a link to some kids' knitting books - can't personally vouch for any, but it's a start...

http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/toppicks/tp/knitting.htm

Ariadne said...

I know there is a men's knitting group online? Hang on....http://menknit.net/groups.html they might have some suggestions..I know it has blog links from guys that knit? I'm sure they would be more than willing to share with the little dude?

Nasus said...

And take a picture of the crayola blanket...soooo adorable!