- I love this mushroom! by Margaret (on 6/12/14)
"Every time I pull out my knitting my 4-year-old wants to join in, and so I searched my mind for a way he could participate. Then I remembered "spool knitting," and this little mushroom spool knitter is perfect in every way. It's pleasing to the eye and to the touch, and it's very fun to use.
My four year old, of course, cannot manage this craft on his own, but in tandem we work quite well together. I hold the mushroom and wrap the yarn over the wire hooks, and then my little one uses the wooden knitting needle to bring the loops of yarn over the hooks. I was surprised at how quickly he mastered the skill of manipulating the yarn with the knitting needle, and we both enjoyed seeing the yarn "snake" grow in length. We used rainbow yarn, so it was also fun to see how the the colors of the snake evolved as we worked.
As we worked, my 4-year-old kept saying, "I love this mushroom! I love knitting!" I feel the same way!"