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This week in knitting.

5 Mar

As always, we start out our knitting class with…well…our knitting!

Infinity scarf in the making!

Infinity scarf in the making!

The start to the wattle for her chicken.

The start to the wattle for her chicken.

A coin purse in the making.

A coin purse in the making.

Knitted part of coin purse done!  Measuring for the lining.

Knitted part of coin purse done! Measuring for the lining.

Finishing the painting for our circle weaving.

Finishing the painting for our circle weaving.

Then we have a small break for another yarn related activity.

Measuring the slots for the warp.

Measuring the slots for the warp.

Warping.

Warping.

"Who has that button?" game.

“Who has that button?” game.

Game time – these student LOVE game time!

Back to sewing.

Back to knitting.

Lining being sewn into the coin purse.

Lining being sewn into the coin purse.

Wattle done, comb being started.

Wattle done, comb being started.

Just another fun day at knitting class!

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Knitting and Crochet

28 Feb

I am continually amazed at what our students can do – and WANT to do.  I am so lucky to be able to teach to students who truly are engaged and excited about their art.  We do so much knitting and crochet (that is what this class is all about!), but we also do so many other things.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Making a small wallet.

Working on her stuffed animal

Working on her stuffed animal

Learning to read patterns with notations like:  K2tog and kfb – not an easy task!

Scarf making.

Scarf making.

It takes a long time to make a scarf.

Starting the circle weaving project.

Starting the circle weaving project.

I was inspired by an art teacher named Cassis Stephens.  She taught this circle weaving class to her students. It looked like so much fun that I decided to bring it to our students.

Painting our backgrounds.

Painting our backgrounds.

Our bases look like this.

Our bases look like this.

Finishing up.

Finishing up.

Finished base.

Finished base.

Aren’t the bases for our circle weaving beautiful!  Just wait until they add the details and then some weaving to them.

Hop scotch today for break.

Hop scotch today for break.

These students really love to play hopscotch.  It appears that this is an “old time” game because while they knew some of the basics, they really didn’t know how to play.  I happily taught them the rules and away they went.

They LOVE hopscotch!

They LOVE hopscotch!

Sometimes, they are having so much fun, it is hard to get them to stop playing and come back to knit or crochet.

4th grade crochet headband.

4th grade crochet headband.

Loom knitting.

Loom knitting.

We don’t always knit with knitting needles.  This student brought her knitting loom to class to work on.

Close up for stitch detail - Lovely!

Close up for stitch detail – Lovely!

Spool knitting.

Spool knitting.

Spool knitting continues to be a huge hit.

Weaving boards - for bookmarks.

Weaving boards – for bookmarks.

I made these weaving boards for noon art and held back a few for knitting class.  They make perfect bookmarks after being taken off the board!  The best part?  These boards can be used over and over again and are made with recycled (cereal boxes) cardboard.

Making a cowl on circular needles.

Making a cowl on circular needles.

REALLY?  A 10 year old knitting on circular needles?!  Yes!

More spool knittin.

More spool knitting.

More knitting.

More knitting.

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

WOO HOO!!  The head is done!

WOO HOO!! The head is done!

Now the start of the beak.

Now the start of the beak.

More weaving boards.

More weaving boards.

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Adding details to our circle weaving backgrounds.

Adding details to our circle weaving backgrounds.

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Details being added.

Details being added.

Hearts!

Hearts!

Lots of color and lots of detials!

Lots of color and lots of details!

I can’t wait until the bases are finished so that they can start the warping and weaving!

Knitting/Crochet Classes

20 Jan

I never know what the students are going to work on in class.  They have their ongoing projects and work on those very diligently, but sometimes they want to do something different to take a break.

Knitting and Spool Knitting

Knitting and Spool Knitting

Some students decide to pull out their spool knitters, others move from one project to another.

Knitting

Knitting

This student is very intent on finishing her project!  Look how much knitting she has done already!

Knitting

Knitting

A new project for this knitter.

Just about half way there!

Just about half way there!

No matter what they decide to work on, they have a lot of fun!

Knitting Class

10 Jan

Knitting classes continue to be a source of fun and entertainment for our students!  We do so many things in addition to knitting in this class.

3rd grader slipper finish.

3rd grader slipper finish.

First up though is a pair of VERY cute slippers!!

Start of a pom-pom

Start of a pom-pom

We also made pom-poms and although they can be made by one person alone, it is much more fun to make them with a friend.

Pom-pom in process.

Pom-pom in process.

Pom-pom finish!

Pom-pom finish!

Pom-pom made using only her fingers and yarn :o)

4th grade granny square.

4th grade granny square.

The student who made these learned them in one lesson.

4th grade granny square.

4th grade granny square.

She decided she wanted to make another one.  Isn’t this lovely, the stitches and tension are all so even – I couldn’t have done any better.

3rd grader knitted strap for a bag.

3rd grader knitted strap for a bag.

Learning to crochet.

New knitting start.

New start.

New start.

More pom-poms!

More pom-poms!

Another pom-pom start.

Another pom-pom start.

Pom-poms were the order of the day!

Crochet project start.

Crochet project start.

Finger weaving.

Finger weaving.

As you can see, even though this is a knitting class, we learn so much more during our time together – crochet, finger weaving, spool knitting, pom-pom making – really anything yarn related.  The kids really have so much fun!

November Knitting

4 Dec

Our last class in November was a complete hoot!  Everyone had so much fun!

Spool Knitting

Spool Knitting

More spool knitting.

More spool knitting.

We had lots of spool knitting.  I remember enjoying this so much as a kid, but was unsure of how it would be received by my students.  Well, I should not have been worried, they love it!  I can’t wait to show them some of the animals that I have created with spool knitted strings!

Bear leg.

Bear leg.

We had the completion of a stuffed bear leg and also the start of the torso – this student is well on her way to having a finished project!

Scarf start.

Scarf start.

This student wanted to try something a little different – she chose to knit a scarf with sock yarn and US#1 needles.  Boy is she brave!!  I love knitting on the smaller needles with fine yarn, but it does take a bit longer than if larger needles and yarn were being used.  It sure is pretty though!

Finger weaving.

Finger weaving.

We also had finger weaving.

Scarf model.

Scarf model.

My daughter showed up and was immediately put to work by this student.  This student is making a finger weave scarf and wanted to know if it was long enough so she asked my daughter to model it to check length.  Looks good to me!

More crochet.

More crochet.

This student is really good at knitting and wanted to learn crochet.  You know her from her crocheted shoe laces from last time, well she is now making a hair tie to learn sc and practice the tension on her chain stitches.  She is doing a great job!

MORE finger weaving.

MORE finger weaving.

The scarf in one of the previous pictures, can double as a jumprope!

Finger weaving.

Finger weaving.

Did you know you can finger weave off of both ends of the ball of yarn??  Neither did I!!

Knitting Class

24 Oct

We are having a blast in knitting class!  The kids are all working on different and exciting projects.

3rd grader bear leg.

3rd grader bear leg.

3rd grader slipper.

3rd grader slipper.

3rd grader project from home-she needed help so we figured it out at class.

3rd grader project from home-she needed help so we figured it out at class.

Handle for a bag - not the yarn in a bottle - keeps the yarn from tangling.

Handle for a bag – not the yarn in a bottle – keeps the yarn from tangling.

3rd grader grandmother's dishcloth for her grandmother.  Sweet!

3rd grader grandmother’s dishcloth for her grandmother. Sweet!

Teaching these students to knit is such a rewarding thing to do!

Knitting Class

16 Oct

Our knitting classes are in full swing!

3rd grader bow.

3rd grader bow.

This third grader worked hard to finish her very first project!!  Way to go!

3rd grader working on the strap to her bag.

3rd grader working on the strap to her bag.

3rd grader finishing up a slipper.

3rd grader finishing up a slipper.

Working on some VERY tiny knitting - size US1 needles and thread.

Working on some VERY tiny knitting – size US1 needles and thread.

3rd grader finished bag.

3rd grader finished bag.

3rd grader purse.

3rd grader purse.

Don’t their projects look great?!

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