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.
Making a small wallet.
Learning to read patterns with notations like: K2tog and kfb - not an easy task!
It takes a long time to make a scarf.
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.
Aren't the bases for our circle weaving beautiful! Just wait until they add the details and then some weaving to them.
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.
Sometimes, they are having so much fun, it is hard to get them to stop playing and come back to knit or crochet.
We don't always knit with knitting needles. This student brought her knitting loom to class to work on.
Spool knitting continues to be a huge hit.
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.
REALLY? A 10 year old knitting on circular needles?! Yes!
I can't wait until the bases are finished so that they can start the warping and weaving!
Some students decide to pull out their spool knitters, others move from one project to another.
This student is very intent on finishing her project! Look how much knitting she has done already!
A new project for this knitter.
No matter what they decide to work on, they have a lot of fun!
We have such a fun time in knitting class! Our students get so much done!
This student did such a great job on her hat. She cast on with circular needles, knit for 6 1/2", changed to double pointed needles, and then cast off and sewed the top closed. Isn't it such a cute hat?!!
What is just so wonderful about these knitting classes is the friendships that are being made. The students are all so supportive of each other. They help each other with challenges and celebrate finishes together!
This session of knitting is over but the next one starts right up next week!!
Lots of finished projects today!!
Usually I try to have our students finish their projects before class ends for the week. In the case of these two, they had finished their first projects and since they are coming back for more camps and wanted to knit more, I had them pick yarn and start something new.
These third graders worked so hard to finish their wrist warmers today. Great job girls!
Knitting camp is done for this week - I am sad to see these campers leave - they are such great students and work so well together!
We had some very fun finishes today!
Look how creative this camper is - she used just a portion of fabric to create the mouth on her stuffie. Then she used fabric for the eyes and sewed on buttons for the pupils! LOVE IT!
After her wrist warmers were complete, she wants to make a hat. OK, time to cast on 84 stitches!
Both these campers have finished one wrist warmer and their second ones will be finished tomorrow.
We had such a blast today at camp!! First we started out with our knitting and made great progress on our projects.
This is what our work table looks like after a morning of hard work :o)
We took a small snack break at the half way point.
And of course the chicks had to come out to play! After our short break we went straight out to prepare our yarn for dyeing.
Should we gently set our yarn in the water, or should we just drop it in?
Making sure the yarn is completely wet.
Make sure the yarn is not dripping but just damp.
More students preparing their yarn for dyeing.
After dyeing yarn, the campers worked more on their pin weaving and on their knitting. Tomorrow should see some completed projects!
We started knitting camp today!
Yarn and projects were chosen.
And we got started right away.
Everyone had such great concentration!
We took our break about half way through the morning and then created these cute little fellows!!
This 9th grader had been working on a scarf prior to class and finished it in class this morning. Tomorrow will be another great day!