She asked me what I was doing:
Me: "I'm making a scarf."
Her: "Can I have it?" (I soon learned this was a recurring response.)
Me: "No, this one is mine, I can make you one."
Her: "OK" (contented, off she runs.)
Me: "Wait, what color?"
Her: "Pink"(contented, off she runs.)
Me: "Wait, do you want fringe?"Why I kept offering more options to a 3 y.o. I don't know. I was happy to have her ask for something knit.
Her: "Yes. Pink and rainbow. Can you make it now?"
Me: "I have to get the yarn first." (contented, off she runs.)
Imagine shawl) and ready to block it. This totally got her attention. Blocking boards that looked like puzzle pieces and pins. Hello! Why not start them young? I explained what I was doing (the short version) and let her help.
I let her pin anywhere and then moved the pins around where I needed them. Ever vigilant, she noticed every time I moved one of her pins. Busted! It was charming having her help.
Thing #1 brought her into the store a few days later to pick out yarn. Note to self, she was happy with pink, I should've left it at that.