So here I have a craft that I can share with my daughters, very little danger involved, no hot wax, or sharp pliers. Just their own fingers. I've been wanting to teach my oldest daughter to knit for several years now, (even bought her her own needles and some fabulous yarn). But we hadn't made any progress, because she's left handed and I'm not, and I wanted to teach her in way that would be most natural to her. Well, I've seen tutorials online for lefties, but they confused me, and well it's never good for the "instructor" to be adled.
So finally last night I was on Ravelry and I found a group for teaching kids to knit, and low and behold a forum for teaching left handers. Yeah!!!!!! Lots of great discussion and a whole host of valuable information. Most notably teaching beginners to "finger knit". So using a few suggested links, SkaMama's method we're going to start finger knitting today.
That is of course after we finish folding the laundry and I clean the kitchen. Gotta learn early no crafts until work is finished. At least that's what I'll try to teach. Leading by example can be hard. Who wants to fold laundry when there's knitting to be done.