Not because I'm afraid other knitters will shun me or anything, but because Herself needs to be accomplished at something dear ol' mom isn't.
See, origami took off in part because I can fold 1 thing: a Crane. That's it. I taught her that, then provided books and paper, and she's been folding like crazy ever since. I don't know a valley fold from a mountain fold - and I'm happy with that. She got Himself into it - but she's still the Queen. (Even at his young age, he knows better then to 1-up his sister. Gotta love a sensitive guy!)
I tried knitting - he took to it quickly...but then, he's always been a "Mama's boy", wanting to get into every fiber-craft I do. Weaving? He was weaving on a 12H table loom at 4 (and I have photos to prove it!). Knitting? He's slowly knitting a scarf - he'd be done with it now if he'd stick to 1 pattern. Instead, every 4" he's changing - he's got a bit of garter, then stockinette, then 4x4 rib...he says he wants to try all sorts of patterns. He's thinking about crochet - but because I can't offer help, he's kinda in the dark.
Herself? Managed about 1" of a scarf before deciding it was "too hard". I think it's because I am constantly knitting, and Himself is doggedly working on his project(s) (he also has a hat in progress for his Grannie)...and she doesn't like being upstaged. She does like to weave on the inkle loom (simple band loom that makes trim/sashes/bookmarks. Very very basic 2H loom) - but NOT if I am weaving on the other one. She was playing with the RH loom...until Sweet Geek started weaving last night. She was OK with it...until he started playing around with lace-weaves (which I do NOT do, because they are too fiddly for me. I want to bang out CLOTH, not fiddle with wrapping warp threads to make holes in my fabric. :shrug: Different strokes, and all that - HE thinks weaving Tartans would be mind-numbing, and I LOVE it - watching the sett emerge with each color-change. :happy wiggles:)
Because of the whole Aspie thing, I tend to let her do what she wants.....in this case, she found a learn-to kit with a crocheted goldfish. Oh My Goodness - she is OBSESSED. I've given her a ball of cotton and an appropriate sized hook (I think - it's about the same thickness as the appropriate-sized knitting needle) to practise with, and she is going NUTS trying to figure out the "magic ring" you need to start the blasted thing. I found her a video - and quickly figured out what you're supposed to do...but I *KNOW* she'll drop it if I show ANY skill at it whatsoever.
So...you'll still be "hearing" me claim I can't crochet. She doesn't read here - yet - but sometimes she reads over my shoulder as I type. And, honestly - I *can't* crochet. Not past the basic single crochet - and, again honestly, I don't WANT or NEED to crochet. I can produce all the fabric my family will ever need by weaving or knitting.....and Herself NEEDS more outlets for her creativity.
Now...we need to arrange a few lessons for her. The "local" yarn store offers them...I'll be calling them up soon. So that she feels "better" then her ol' mom. (And I still win, because she'll be working with yarn. :heh heh:)