Every year at Christmas time we go to Massachusetts for a visit with Chris's family. This year our nephews, Michell and Landon, took a particular interest in my knitting. Half the time they were good about obeying the rules of sitting on the couch with the needles and "knitting" with me.
The other half of the time, they preferred to run around with the yarn (no needles!) and wrapped it around everything they could find in the house, including themselves. I now see why string is one of the 5 best toys of all times, it's not only yarn for knitting, it's a spiderweb, an obstacle course, rope for tying up bad guys, and countless other fabulous things. I had so much fun watching their imaginations run wild!