licorice knitting, 6.8

It’s finally the end of the school year, which means much excitement at the prospect of nurturing my own creative endeavors; with that, I wanted my last knitting class to be playful and usually that means we bring candy, cakes, and all manner of sugar-filled foods for the gobbling. Instead of just eating (there wasContinue reading “licorice knitting, 6.8”

student progress, 5.20

More progress on that incredible turtle shell one of my student’s is working on; she has spent the entire year on the “Sheldon” project and learned tons of skills from it. This particular student loves to try to understand the pattern herself and asks questions after experimentation–the best kind of knitter, in my humble opinion.

student technique, 5.13

One of my students has been diligently working on this pattern all year. She hasn’t wavered; she hasn’t swayed. She has learned some serious skills from this particular pattern…and it’s all coming to fruition. With just a month left, there’s just the shell to be worked–and I swell with pride because this shell requires aContinue reading “student technique, 5.13”

paper cranes for japan, 5.13

The students at my school are folding paper cranes en masse; it’s all you see in the halls these days and is part of an effort to ship 1,000 of them to an organization that donates a whole bunch of relief money (in exchange for the cranes) to Japan in the wake of the tsunami.Continue reading “paper cranes for japan, 5.13”

valentine pride, 2.14

One of my little knitters has been feverishly working for a week on Valentines gifts for Mum, Dad, and friends. C. ended up making these winged hearts; the one pictured above is for Mum and you can see on her face how pleased and excited she is with the end result. Nothing is better inContinue reading “valentine pride, 2.14”

beaming with pride, 1.13

One of my knitters has completed her first sweater! This is a monumental moment for me as a teacher, but also for AB, who has done something at 9th grade that I never dreamed since I was, for many years, dedicated solely to knitting smallish items, with zero patience for something as time consuming asContinue reading “beaming with pride, 1.13”