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Archive for May 18th, 2006

Good Teaching Day at CityKidz Knit!

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Watercolor BagToday (Thursday) I had an extra special day with the CityKidz Knit! program at Foster Center. One 4th grader finished a bag of her own design (with my assistance) which she will be felting tonight. She is determined to take the bag with her tomorrow on a field day, to carry her water bottle. Go, Kid!

I have another girl in 2nd grade who is really progressing well. She is the first I’ve ever had to finish two wristwarmers, and now she is knitting a bag to felt. She always has so many dreams of what she wants to knit… three on the very-soon list are a hat in the round, a backpack, and socks.

But the very most exciting thing today was my middle-schooler who has knit with me on and off for several years. (She had a purse in a recent photo here.) This young lady finished a pair of toe up socks today. They are bulky yarn (which was donated by Kim of Yarn Garden in Charlotte, MI), a wool/acrylic washable blend.

The socks have a very short rolled cuff. Kids like footies a lot so this worked very well for her. They fit her great. I sent her down to the office to show (off) Susan and Robin what she had done. I’m so proud of her, and she’s proud of herself which is even more important.

I’m working like crazy making my patterns into .PDF files for download at http://KnittingZone.com and this is taking all my computer time. No time for photo developing today, except a very quick attempt at capturing the Watercolor Bag I knit for Tamsyn this week. I did get photos of the two big projects at Foster Center and will bring them to you very soon.