This is the moment every knitter dreams of. I try not to expect it or anticipate it. These things can not be forced let alone suggested, if there’s any chance.
My brother’s girls have asked me to teach them to knit. Now going through this experience once before with my niece on the other side of the family, I don’t have my hopes up.
Whilst I’ll bring along the requested needles and yarn, I’ll also take with me pom pom makers and knitting nancies. I’ll even take my hand cranking knitting tube maker. I have all these things, in preparedness for sharing the joy of yarn and making stuff with the little ones in my family.
It took me years to learn knit as a child, I found it incredibly frustrating. So I’m not expecting big things right away from a 4 and 6 year old; this is where the pom pom makers and the hand cranking knitting machine will pay dividends. The feeling of accomplishment is more important than not dropping stitches.