I have posted for advice on a forum that I belong to, but as this is a craft blog I thought I would ask for advice here too.
I have taught my daughter and my eldest three sons to crochet and knit. My elesdt son (8) is a really good knitter.
Recently we joined a Knit and Natter group and we've been knitting things for charity. This has given him a lot of motivation and he's been knitting every spare minute he has. I am very proud of him but one of my friends has a son six weeks older then mine and she said that her son said he wouldn't be seen dead knitting and if his father saw him knitting he wouldn't like it at all!
My DH is fine with the boys knitting and has said that we would let our daughter do things that may be considered more for a boy than a girl and I do agree with him.
I thought I was being quite forward thinking in not putting my children into stereotypical sexist groups. What does any one else think?