weaving, sewing, spinning, dyeing and fiber activities at Saori Santa Cruz fiber arts studio
Monday, November 22, 2010
learning to knit
You met Hope in my earlier posts . She is a wonderful 7 yr. old home schooler that took to Saori weaving like she had been weaving for years. She asked if I could teach her to knit. So gladly I agreed and we stared knitting classes. I showed her the knit stitch and off she went only needing me to help sort out some un dropped stitches and some increases that snuck in and how to cast off. She said she really liked weaving, it was fast and more fun but she kept on knitting till her garter stitch kitty was done today. I could tell she was happier weaving but I am so proud of her because she stayed with it till she finished.
Kitty's name is moon shadow, after the Cat Stevens song, which she sang to me , then we sang it together. I have a feeling that our next classes are going to be Saori weaving again but look at this adorable cat out of lama and wool yarn she knitted and stuffed. She finger knitted it's tail and I brushed the yarn lightly to help it's "fur" bloom! Well done hope!