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Knitting and Sewing continues!

28 Jan

Last week we mixed things up a bit in knitting.  I find that sometimes, especially on warm, sunny days, the kids get restless about half way through class and need a bit of a break.  Knitting for an hour and a half is hard work!

Mr. Smiley!

Mr. Smiley!

Sorry for the blurry photo.  Sometimes it’s hard to photograph someone’s finished project as it is waved in front of the camera – the kids are just so excited about their creations, they can’t hold still!  This student made a pom-pom last week and turned it into a smiley pom-pom this week, which promptly retained the name of “Mr. Smiley”.  So cute!

The Marble Game.

The Marble Game.

About half way through class time, the students were getting a little bit restless so we took a small break and played “The Marble Game”.

Playing.

Playing.

First, I  hand each student a paper towel tube that has been cut in half.  Then I show them a marble and explain the rules of the game.  The object of this game is to work together and keep the marble rolling from person to person without dropping it.IMG_3958

Once the marble has passed from your tube to the next person’s tube, you run from the start of the line to the end and get ready to catch the marble again.  These students had a great time and managed the all-time record of four rounds!

Back to knitting.

Back to knitting.

Then it was back to their knitting!

4th grader Spot Dog.

4th grader Spot Dog.

Sewing was a BLAST!  We saw a huge Spot Dog come to completion.

Close-up.

Close-up.

Isn’t he cute?!

Tux the distractor.

Tux the distractor.

Playing with scraps from his latest project.

Playing with scraps from his latest project.

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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?!

Sewing and Knitting Class

17 Sep

It’s time for another class of sewing and knitting and I haven’t even posted from last week!!  So many good things to come from Let’s Go Crafting.  A Halloween Workshop is being offered – I can’t wait to see what each student comes up with!  American Girl Clothing workshops, Holiday Ornament workshops and more to come.

But…let me get to the important stuff for now!  What went on in last week’s classes?

Collaborating.

Collaborating.

Cutting of new projects.

Cutting of new projects.

Fabric selection and pinning.

Fabric selection and pinning.

More cutting.

More cutting.

Sewing.

Sewing.

More sewing - this is the insertion of a zipper.

More sewing – this is the insertion of a zipper.

Chattin' and knittin'

Chattin’ and knittin’

More knitting.

More knitting.

Part of a finished bow.

Part of a finished bow.

Casting on.

Casting on.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Spool knitting at break time.

Spool knitting at break time.

A spool knitted bracelet!

A spool knitted bracelet!

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