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

January 9, 2007

Knitting Club

Tuesday is knitting club day. I have volunteered to teach a knitting class/club at my son's school. I have six girls from 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in my group. I supplied them all with a skein of Lamb's Pride Bulky and a pair of 16" US11 Clover circular needles. The first week I cast on 10 stitches for each of them and showed them the knit stitch. I sent them home with their knitting to practice. They came back with the funniest, trapezoidal, hole-riddled swatches. I gave them the option of binding off and keeping their first bits of knitting or ripping out. Then I got them all cast on for a hat. It's straight stockinette, nothing but knit to the top. Today was our third meeting. They are all doing really well. They seem to enjoy goofing around and having snack more than the actual knitting but I'm really impressed with how quickly they've caught on.