Friday, February 20, 2009

That Carol, smart lady

Yesterday, Carol suggested in the comments that I get Jamie some yarn of his own to mess with in hopes he will leave the yarn alone that I am trying to knit with.
In thinking about this, I spent a little time confusing what I've read in books about raising babies with what I've read in books about training dogs (which means Jamie is in for an interesting childhood if I can't start keeping these two topics straight), particularly the part that says you should never give a dog an old shoe to chew on, because dogs can't tell old shoes from new shoes and the dog will start destroying every shoe it finds.
But I thought, heck, I'll give this a try, so I dug in the stash and came up with a few odds and bobs of acrylic and mystery yarns people gave me when they heard I had taken up knitting.

It's been remarkably successful. I sit on the rug and knit and he sits on the rug next to me happily - and quietly - pulling at the balls and making a huge tangle.

"Look," he says, "Something Angus and I can do together!"
I wonder how long it will be until he figures out that to really have fun with yarn, you need some needles.


scienceprincess said...

For the record, Angus and Jamie together are unbelievably cute :-)

Take care.

LaurieM said...

Wow! You've got a child prodigy on your hands. What about a knitting spool? Or a one of those crank machines?

Too cute!

meg said...

Heh. I'm not so sure he's ready for fine motor coordination yet.

Lorna said...

cute pics and great idea - now he can be just like Mom and Dad!

we'll have Bree teach him how to finger knit!

ColorJoy LynnH said...

The photos are priceless. Just love that!