So I showed her what to do and it is just soooo easy. She thought it might be a little time consuming so I sat up watching TV and just went to town with the little contraption. By morning I had 4 inches poking out the bottom and left it as a surprise on her bedside table.
When she woke she ran in to show me. I have been wanting to get her a gorgeous couple of shag rugs for her room, but now I am keen to just knit one. It is sooo soft to touch and it would be so much more special to have made it ourselves. So each night I knit away. Definitely my sort of knitting.
Clearly I have quite a bit more to do to make a decent rug, but am enjoying it and will invest in a second one so my little darlin' and I can work together.