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Rainy day fun with imagine i CAN Knitting Beginnings from Manhattan Toy

by Leanne

My daughter is constantly picking up crocheted and knit items she finds and asking me if I could possibly “yarn this” for her myself.  As much as I agree that whatever knit scarf/hat/owl/monkey that she holds up is cute, what she doesn’t understand is that I have never created anything out of yarn that I have been proud of. 

It’s not that I haven’t tried – it’s just that I never seem to get the hang of crocheting, and I am petrified to even try knitting.  Once upon a time I had this plan that I would learn how to do both by watching my grandmas making their various blankets/pot holders/dish scrubbies that they make, but I quickly realized I was out of my league as they usually lost me by the second step.

Knitting Beginnings from Manhattan ToysObviously, what I need to do is take it a little slower, which is where the “learn to knit” set from Manhattan Toy comes in.  They sent me their imagine i CAN Knitting Beginnings set and I was incredibly excited to get it open.  The kit first caught my eye by how simply adorable it is and the fact that it is housed in its own retro-style lunchbox tin for easy storing and traveling, which I love.  But, once I opened it up, I knew it was going to be hours and hours of fun for me and my daughter.


Knitting Beginnings Kit
Inside the kit is detailed instructions on how to get started as well as 5 colorful spools of yarn, 4 wooden knitting needles, French knitter with stick, 2 pom-pom makers, scissors, crochet hook with wooden handle, measuring tape, 3 sewing needles, felt sewing kit to store the smaller accessories, and then the tin to keep everything neat and organized. 


Opening the knitting kit
The learn to knit kit is recommended for ages 8+, which means it’s a bit advanced for my daughter.  But, I love this because that means it will be something that she can grow with and it will be something that is still fun for me.  I figure that even better than having mama “yarn” something for her would be actually learning how to knit with her and making something together. 


Knitting Beginnings Kit from Manhattan Toys
Since she can’t read on her own, she’s going to need my help a lot at first while she gets the hang of it.  But I’m hoping that this can be a really great hand-eye coordination task we can work on this summer when we’re looking for a fun and quiet activity to do together.  So, on rainy days we can spend our time learning simple stitches, making pom-poms, and eventually learning the elusive art of knitting together. 


Knitting Kit from Manahattan Toys
The Knitting Beginnings set is part of the new imagine i CAN series from Manhattan Toy that features 28 arts and crafts, DIY, role play and playsets that kids can do on their own.  And, just like the Knitting Beginnings set, most of these sets come in adorable tins that make them perfect for home or away.  Whether your child is into castles, fairies, bugs, or rocks, there is an imagine i CAN kit that is perfect for them – and, at $20 and under per kit, they have a great price point to match.


Knitting Kit
Check out the full line of imagine i CAN sets at Manhattan Toy and visit their YouTube page to see children playing with all of these adorable kits.  You can find out more a
t manhattantoy.com.

How would you like to try out one of these kits for yourself?  Well, you’re in luck, because I’m giving away one to a lucky reader!

And Now For the Giveaway!

One
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On April 19th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and
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winner will be chosen.  US only.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who entered and congrats to:

Suzie Williams said…I like the Imagine I Can Crafty Eraser Creations.

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big thank you to Manhattan Toy for sending a Knitting Beginnings set to facilitate
this review and for offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers. As
always, all
opinions are 100% ours.

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Jennifer T. March 28, 2013 - 5:52 pm

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Nikki m March 29, 2013 - 4:56 am

They are all so adorable. Would love to win the Imagine I Can Pirate Treasures.

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Danielle March 29, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Oh my! I love these kits. I’d love to get the Imagine I Can Knitting Beginnings or Imagine I Can Sew Sweet for my daughter.

Leila March 29, 2013 - 7:14 pm

I think my 7 year old would love the Imagine I Can Knitting Beginnings. Shoot, I think I would like the Imagine I Can Knitting Beginnings!!!

Tamar March 31, 2013 - 7:48 am

I like the Imagine I Can Secret Agent Spy Gear.

Denise Taylor-Dennis April 1, 2013 - 6:26 am

I would like to win the finger paint set.

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Suzie Williams April 6, 2013 - 3:14 am

I like the Imagine I Can Crafty Eraser Creations.

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Paula Hafner April 6, 2013 - 8:06 pm

I would like the Imagine I Can Pirate Treasures for my son.

Chelle April 6, 2013 - 11:29 pm

I like the finger paint one, but really the knitting one is the coolest.

Carmen Van Deursen April 7, 2013 - 8:18 am

I like the pirate kit.

Chelle April 9, 2013 - 7:40 am
diane Baum April 16, 2013 - 7:59 am

I love the Imagine I Can Secret Agent Spy Gear.

Lisa L April 19, 2013 - 3:46 pm

I’d like to have the Imagine I Can Sew Sweet

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susan smoaks April 19, 2013 - 5:23 pm

i would love to get the finger paint kit

trixx April 19, 2013 - 7:56 pm

I’d like the Imagine I Can Pirate Treasures

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