scenes in color.

We’ve been playing a lot in knitting class with greens and reds and when I was picking through photos from this month, I noticed that we did some pretty hilarious work around color in December. From the candy in their mouths to the fiber on needles, hues of red and green have reigned supreme. AndContinue reading “scenes in color.”

Inspirations: “Misssssss Wooooooolllfffff!”

Me and this particular student have a special relationship; she is kind of a knitting savant in many ways, having excelled so quickly this year after never having taken up sticks in her life. And she models for snap so well, its as if she were born for that, too. We had a kind ofContinue reading “Inspirations: “Misssssss Wooooooolllfffff!””

Inspirations in color…

One last look at the gorgeous palette of creations from this year’s knitters! I beam with pride; and have dozens more photos to go through and add to this Flickr set before I can close a chapter on this year’s brilliant–and lifelong–fiber artists! Any ideas for things I can do with the kids next year?Continue reading “Inspirations in color…”

Jeepers Creepers, this one’s a lil’ ingenue…

There’s something so intriguing about working with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade knitters–particularly, because, compared to other groups of students, they are so eager…and… show such incredible ingenuity. This lil’ Jeeper Creeper is the sole creation of one of my lil’ 6th graders in her first Term of knitting. She asked for very little guidanceContinue reading “Jeepers Creepers, this one’s a lil’ ingenue…”

Fierce, girl: Micki’s “Rude Boy Remix”.

My knitters are whipping things up in a frenzy of late; I can attribute it partly to the skill that comes with practice, as well as the fact that we, remarkably, only have approximately 5 weeks left of schooling before summer break, and they’d like to take as much guidance with them before they areContinue reading “Fierce, girl: Micki’s “Rude Boy Remix”.”

Work is a pattern…

Yesterday, I taught one of my knitters how to “reserve stitches” on a scrap piece of yarn for use later in the project (the scrap yarn pictured above, as well as a few scribbles of math). This is just one of a few new techniques my knitters are working on; some others include carrying twoContinue reading “Work is a pattern…”

Mashing up the knitters!

Just recently, I noticed an article my school’s communications department wrote about my lil’ knitter bee middle schoolers. It’s available at the school’s mash-up, a web-based site that showcases student work. You can read the article here if you’re so inclined, though it’s probably not going to reveal anything more than what I’ve shared inContinue reading “Mashing up the knitters!”

Patt this gal on the back…!

Chart by A.B. I have an 8th grade knitter who has not only created her first knitting chart, but has turned it into a hat, all the while learning to turn the chart to hat using Fair Isle Knitting. I beam with pride. It’s incredible. And today, she asked if I could so kindly convertContinue reading “Patt this gal on the back…!”