elementary exercises have aroused more interest in the
child than the toy knitting; due, perhaps, to its
simplicity and his power to do it easily and well.
keen observer the little orb-weaving spider may have
suggested this form of occupation. Be this as it may,
the child who is a lover of nature will be quick to
perceive the strong resemblance he bears to this little
insect while at work with his toy knitter, going from
post to post just as the insect worked its net in spiral
form on his framework of radiating lines.
possibilities of an empty spool and a few pins are
almost without limitations. The illustrations here given
are merely suggestive of many more that can be worked
out along these lines. They are not simply to
momentarily attract the child, but to permit of
individual growth, and to have him participate in the
joy of its ultimate use....................