So I wrote Quin's Mom and asked if Quin was interested in learning how to knit and I was upfront saying I had no knitting heir to keep the tradition going. She wrote back saying she did not know how to knit and her Mom knew how to knit but didn't do it a great deal.
Then she said Quin was awed by taking on the responsibility of being the knitting heir and he was willing to learn how to knit. His grandmother (who lives in the area) will show him the basics and then the next time I see him later this year, I can show him more advanced techniques.
Of course this warms my heart and I know my little nephew. He will want to get this down just right and do the best job he can of it and it wouldn't surprise me in the least if he were to be very good at it. I am controlling myself and not getting ahead of the game - it's just he is a rather creative soul and he likes sports. I consider knitting to be a creative sport so I am hoping for the best.
I won't see him for a while but I will let you know how this all pans out.