Thursday, October 11, 2007
More adventures in knitting
Today was the first day of the fall session of Knit Wits at Ally's school. I have a maximum limit of 7 kids but for one reason or another half of them didn't show. The remaining kids had a lot of fun though. One 7-year old kept saying "oh! this is so much fun! so much fun!".
Today was kool aid dyed yarn and making our own needles. I found these little 1/4" axle caps for the end of the dowels so the dowel can be inserted into the end cap. With a little wood glue it ends up being more secure. We took time to paint the ends and the girls made little prints like polka dots and flowers. At the end I showed them how to finger knit and they all picked it up quickly. Each of them wanted to take the yarn home while still on their fingers to finish up their skinny scarves.