my little knitters, 12.1

The Winter Term of little knitters are up and running! This section is complete with knitting experts–every one of them have taken my class before and showed prowess on the needles despite some months off from any formal instruction. I am so proud. L. began quickly, casting on with a baby pink yarn gifted toContinue reading “my little knitters, 12.1”

Scenes from the final days of knitting…

Today was officially the last knitting class of the school year for my middle school knitters; they’ve come so far this year, it’s incredible, really. We had a relaxed class that had a few kids still focused on projects (like working the thumb gusset of a mitten, separating the sleeves on a February Lady Sweater,Continue reading “Scenes from the final days of knitting…”

Quite c(ap)able…

One of the more advanced knitters in my middle school class has learned to cable! Her first attempt (a swatch of 20 stitches, with a 12 stitch cable) did not have a single mistake. Impressive, no? The right and left cross, respectively, is a great place to start when learning to cable, and next week,Continue reading “Quite c(ap)able…”

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!”

S(h)ock-ed at how awesome these kitties are…

One of my 7th grade knitters has completed her first sock! And she did it without following a specific pattern, but by using the “formula” for successful sock knitting. Perfect! She’s already completed the cuff and heel on her second–and matching–sock, so here’s to hoping by wee’s end, she’ll be ready to finish that oneContinue reading “S(h)ock-ed at how awesome these kitties are…”

Patt this gal on the back…Take Dos…

A snapshot of the pattern I’m helping A.B. create for her fellow Term II knitters. I use Comic Life Deluxe to create my patterns, so I thought it’d be a good idea to use the same program to create A.B.’s, too. The program allows you to build welp, comics, signs, just about anything you want!Continue reading “Patt this gal on the back…Take Dos…”

Scenes from my knitting class…

Top Left to Right: The makings of straight knit and grafted leg warmers; the self-described “Starry Starry Night” scarf in progress. Bottom Left to Right: Practicing the knit stitch; a student’s first completed project, the “Pom Pom Beanie with Seed Stitch”. My little knitters are doing swimmingly! With just weeks to go in Term II,Continue reading “Scenes from my knitting class…”