Both of my girls know how to knit, yet I do not. It's a kind of strange thing because when they hit a snag I cannot help them. So far in our experience with each other this is the first thing that I, as their mother, cannot help with. I know it will not be the last but it's an interesting thing. My mother is an expert knitter so when we go to her with a 'boo boo' she always makes comments about 'your mother who doesn't know how to knit.' I rather like the fact that they are learning early on that they can do things I cannot.