In the craziness that was last year–our first year of our new school–I was never able to get a knitting club off the ground. This year, however, is a different tale…
We meet every Monday at 3:45 ( we have to compete with Anime club every other week. I find the fact that there is a scheduling conflict there with kids who want to be in both places fascinating. )
Here’s the group in the library today, busily knitting away…my wonderful, talented volunteer mom / knitter extraordinaire is in the background.
Natalie was the first to try a “real pattern”. She’s making a drawstring knapsack and is VERY proud of herself. 🙂
Leah and Mary are into learning new stitches and playing with texture. Leah’s a meticulous knittier…as in perfect gauge!–and Mary will attempt any new stitch that comes her way.
Our parent volunteer taught Mary how to use a cable needle today…can you see the cables just above her basketweave pattern? Awesome.
Elizabeth is still plugging away at casting on. It took awhile (and a fair bit of help) to get this far. We’ll tackle it again next time. 🙂 What a trooper! (She’s still smiling, which I take as a good sign.)
Marcos showed up today for the first time at the urging of a couple of other boys who have joined the group. He’s a bit of a technician, so he picked up casting on and knitting pretty quickly. When I started snapping pictures at the beginning of the meeting, he said he would refuse to be photographed…I would say he changed his tune, huh? Amazing what a little success does for one. Look at that grin!
It’s the most wonderful time…of the week. 🙂