Thursday, October 9, 2008

If You HAD To

I used to tell my own kids how lucky they were that 30 minutes of reading was assigned to them for homework each night. That I wish someone told me that I had to read. I would gladly stop housework chores for 30 minutes, plop down on the couch and read. Just think how many books I'd read if someone told me I had to?

Now what if someone told you that you HAD to knit for one hour each day. I think I would let out a large exaggerated sigh, "Oh I guessssss so!!!" (So as not to let on that I secretly like the idea--they might not make it my requirement anymore.) Just think how much knitting would get done!

This is how it is for my students. They spend one hour (or thereabouts) each day in a situation where they are required to knit. Rough life eh? But just look at how much gets done!

A lovely dishcloth.

Some awesome fingerless mittens from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders.

A sweet baby hat.

A racer stripe dishcloth.

A very warm beanie.

Monster bear sporting a cool outfit.

Super soft baby blanket.

Yet another great dishcloth.

A very bright and warm beanie.

And the famous sweater that has the whole school talking.

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