A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

April 15, 2004

After Stitch 'N Bitch last night I realized that I forgot a decrease row in Lottie (should I call it Hottie? Damn, I'm bad at this nickname thing). I pretty much had to rip out everything I did when I was out last night. I managed to reknit most of it this morning. One of the knitters I met last night told me that Lion Brand Cotton Ease has the same gauge as Cotton Angora. Woohoo! I've been wanting to try it so I got some in the lilac color to make a sweater for a friend's daughter.

Today I taught knitting to some students at my son's elementary school. The school nurse had decided to try to teach the older (4th and 5th grade, I think) students in the Bilingual Orientation Center how to knit. She made needles for all of them out of dowelling and Fimo clay. Some of the kids just don't seem to have the manual dexterity yet to manage both needles. A few kids really got the hang of it but mostly they were adding stitches like crazy, dropping stitches and making holes. None of them speak English very well so it was difficult to give clear instructions. I'll try to get back in there to help some more in the next few weeks.