In Response to Re: Anybody out there knit?:
Judy, I have to really thank you for starting this discussion!! I have had my 10 year old grand daughter with me for the last few days while her parents were in New York. ( her older siblings ages 15 and 17 were staying home with an older cousin (age26) taking care of the dogs too). Anyway I had a kit to make sock puppets for Jaimie ( the 10 year old) however that didn't go over very well, so I took a clue from you and dug out some old knitting needles, found some yarn and started her on knitting. She loves it and is so proud of the beginning of a little (15 stitches) swatch she is making. I told her to keep practicing and then I would teach her how to purl, cast on and cast off. Just a little side note: the needles I found were on their original cardboard and the price was 49 cents!! So you know how old those are!! I never would have thought about teaching her to knit if you hadn't started this discussion. Thank you very much!
Posted by Barbara B
Barbara, you certainly are welcome. I have a sister Barbara who knits like a fiend. She is in charge of the knitted stuff for her church fair and contributes many items herself. She also tried to recruit ladies to knit. I always have to get her to help me with my sock heels as I don't do many and forget in between sockx. I'll be going to her house in June so I'd better get my sock nearly to the heel so I'll be ready for help.