Archive | April, 2014

Fun Knitting!

15 Apr

And the knitting continues!!  Our students are having sooo much fun and creating so many great projects!

The group knitting away.

The group knitting away.

When we knit, we all sit together at the picnic tables at the local elementary school.  As  you can see, they are just having such a good time.  Nothing better than knitting and chatting with friends!

3rd grader working on her project.

3rd grader working on her project.

This is a first project for this third grader.  She has worked so hard on this and she is now having such a nice tension and getting a great fabric.

2nd graders helping each other.

2nd graders helping each other.

Lots of collaborating happens in these classes.

3rd grade bag - designed and knit by her.

3rd grade bag – designed and knit by her.

One of our third grade students knits quite a bit at home on her own.  She decided that she wanted a bag and created one.  How fabulous is that??!!

3rd grade bag.

3rd grade bag.

Doesn’t it look just great?!  It’s the perfect size for her, just what she wanted and it hangs exactly where she wanted it to hang.  What an accomplishment!

3rd grader with her finished monster stuffie.

3rd grader with her finished monster stuffie.

Here is that monster in all it’s glory.  I love it!  The color of yarn she chose is so festive and happy.  This is her first project and it came out simply marvelous!  Now she is on to her next project – a teddy bear – a perfect knitter, always something on her needles!

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Free Pattern!!

11 Apr

As promised earlier in the week on our Facebook page, here is the free pattern for a Small Fabric Elephant.

Small Fabric Elephant

Small Fabric Elephant

Isn’t he just the cutest?!  And you can whip him up in an afternoon.  Any fabric will work, so any little remnant that you have lying around can be used.

Small Fabric Elephant Instructions-Page 1

Small Fabric Elephant Instructions-Page 1

Small Fabric Elephant Instructions-Page 2

Small Fabric Elephant Instructions-Page 2

Small Fabric Elephant-Pattern

Small Fabric Elephant-Pattern

I hope you like it!!

Small Fabric Elephant

Small Fabric Elephant

Session 7 of knitting and sewing starting up!

9 Apr

The last couple of posts have been dedicated to our sewing classes and I wanted to share some of the fabulous knitting that has been going on.

3rd grader with a finished bear leg.

3rd grader with a finished bear leg.

This brand new knitter has just finished the first leg of her bear.  She worked so hard on this!!

4th grader with her squirrel.

4th grader with her squirrel.

We also had a fun finish today – this 4th grade student finished her squirrel stuffed animal.  Isn’t it so cute!  This project took quite awhile and comprised many new skills – increasing, decreasing, gathering and more.

Poufy tail!

Poufy tail!

Just look at that fun tail!  It is made similar to a pompom but in many sections to create the length.

3rd grader knitting on circular needles - more than 100 stitches!!

3rd grader knitting on circular needles – more than 100 stitches!!

This is also an impressive piece of knitting.  There are over one hundred stitches on these circular needles and the third grader knitting this has already finished about 25 rows – you do the math!!!  She has informed me that she is now going to change colors and add both a white stripe and a red stripe.  I cannot wait to see how this turns out!

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