My toddler can knit

Well, sort of.

I give Sylvia most of my yarn scraps, and she likes to pretend that she’s knitting with them. Lately she’s been saying that she’s “knitting pants for Mommy.”

Today she finally finished those pants and wrapped them up with a piece of ribbon. Her version of wrapping entailed weaving the ribbon through the holes and loops of her wad of yarn, a task she undertook very carefully. After about fifteen minutes of “wrapping,” she proudly gave me the present–and watched with glee as I “unwrapped” it.

9 Responses to “My toddler can knit”

  1. Sarahon 13 Apr 2008 at 9:13 pm

    That is so sweet!

    My four year old desperately wanted to learn to knit so we went to the store and got him a skein of yarn. He said he wanted to knit a hat for me. It was the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard.

  2. Turtleon 13 Apr 2008 at 11:47 pm

    so cute!

  3. JDon 14 Apr 2008 at 4:20 am


  4. Deborahon 14 Apr 2008 at 6:41 am

    Those ‘pants’ are priceless! She definitely is a future knitter. can you imagine all the wonderful creations she will make?

  5. Katie Jon 14 Apr 2008 at 7:25 am

    So sweet Marsha. Maybe our girls will knit together just like us!

  6. Amyon 14 Apr 2008 at 8:11 am

    When toddlers do things like that, it makes up for all the other toddler-like things they do. :-) How cute!

  7. Chrison 14 Apr 2008 at 8:15 am


  8. Imperatrixon 14 Apr 2008 at 10:15 am

    Too cute!

  9. Chelleon 15 Apr 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Aw so sweet. I remember those presents. I still get them; however now that actually look like something more than a ball of yarn artfully tied together *big grins* As I was cleaning the house and going through some storage bins I found a few shoeboxes with paper, ribbons and stickers glued on them with some of those precious handmade presents from mini-me when she was actually a mini one. How fast they grow. BTW S is a cutey!