Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thank You Helping Hands!

We are so grateful to the Helping Hands Foundation for donating a knitting kit to each student in all three of my classes at both schools. The kits included an instruction book, needles, and yarn. The students really enjoyed getting their gift and the supply of yarn was helpful in these last weeks of the school year when the yarn supply was dwindling.

Meanwhile, projects and creativity are alive and well in our neck of the woods. Here's a recent showing from the junior high.

And some nice work from the high school.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Not Just Jr. High Anymore

This spring has brought a new opportunity for me and that is to teach knitting to high school students in addition to the junior high. It has been fun getting to know my new students as well as having some of my old students take my class again. As before, I am adjusting to working with this age level.

First lesson: Senior girls are a sub-culture of their own.

I'll just leave it at that for now.

One thing is the same, though: KIDS CAN KNIT! In just a few weeks, look what the high schoolers have whipped out.

Representing for the boys:

A fun dishcloth.

And a sock.

And the girls are amazing:


Octopus...of her own design.

A gorgeous Tam.

Lace Hat...another of her own design.


Earflap hat.

Handbag and a Slice of Cake...more of HER you see a budding designer here?

Thursday, January 22, 2009


This past quarter was seriously a time for firsts.

I suppose that happens when students are taking seconds and thirds at their turn of a nine week knitting quarter. Look and see what we have.

1st Baby Blanket

1st Hot Dog

1st Superhero

1st Personalized Coasters

1st Santa

1st Use of Bamboo

1st Sweater--Complete with hood and pocket

1st Personalized Hats

1st Striped Dishcloth

Though the following are not necessarily firsts...they are also not the least.
Great job everyone!!