Actually, Amanda came downstairs one day last week and just sat and watched me empty the dishwasher. I asked if there was anything she wanted to do and she shrugged and said no. I closed the dishwasher and randomly said, "would you like to learn to knit?" Another shrug with a quiet, "sure."
So, she and I sat down and she caught on fairly quick. We found a pattern for a dishcloth on the Internet and she got to work. The next day I came downstairs and found the girls deep into their own projects. Samantha started work crocheting and was teaching Maddie how to turn on her own crochet project.
I prefer to think we aren't boring. We are just the hosts of the fabulous new "teen-knit-crochet bees" that will be sweeping the nation shortly.