Conversations with Younglings

February 12, 2016 - 4:34pm -- swingbug

My eight-year-old niece is learning to knit. She had about 6 inches of a scarf hanging off plastic needles at a family gathering on Saturday. In the midst of said gathering, I grabbed my sister and headed off on an excersion to the local yarn store.

"Kiddo, do you want to come to the yarn store with us?" I asked her.

"What for?"

"For yarn."

"What would I need more yarn for? I have yarn in my bag."

My husband joined the conversation at this point. Laughing. A lot. He looked at my niece. "You knit beautifully, but you're not quite a Knitter yet."


On Sunday, I was giving my son a piggyback ride home from the park. He was miming holding something out in front of him, over my head.

"What's that?"

"It's a carrot hanging from string on a stick. See? I move the carrot to the direction I want you to go and then you go that way."

"I like carrots well enough, but I don't know if I like them enough for navigational motivation."

"Okay," he said cheerfully. "It's a vanilla latte on a stick."

"That'd do it."

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Submitted by Katy on

Those are great!

My wee man is all about collecting yarn, but not so much the knitting of it!

Submitted by swingbug on

Finger knitting is in vogue with my young one right now. He's been teaching the other kids on the school bus.