~ Peter Nitze, Waldorf and Harvard graduate, Vice President at an aerospace company
After reading a particular article about Waldorf Education, I was inspired to teach my six year old nephew how to knit. So for our next class I brought with me a set of knitting needles and yarn. I told him I will teach him how to knit. I started casting on then showed him how to knit. After showing it to him I held his hands so he can feel the motion of knitting, but still I was in control. When he decided he thinks he can do it on his own he started controlling my hands. With my guidance he was able to knit in one session! For him to remember the "four steps" of knitting, he will say IN, WRAP, OUT and CATCH! It was really amazing how fast he learned!
After our class, while waiting for my ride I asked him what are we going to make out of our knitting project. We were brainstorming... chicken, car, doll, case, then a great suggestion was made a robot! So I started sketching then he added several shapes to make my robot interesting. He also worked on the color. So here is our design and knitting progress.