Category Archives: kids

Teaching Tweens: Drop Spindle or BUST!

This week, I taught my last “Fun with Fiber” class at the local middle school. As I said in Lessons Learned, I think I learned about as much as the kids, at least in terms of how to teach about … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

I taught my second class at our local middle school and I must say, I have learned a few lessons in just these couple of hours spent with plucky young tweens. Let them lead and follow their interests; they will … Continue reading

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Fiber Fun: Teaching at the Middle School

Well, I did it. I taught my first knitting class to six eager 7th graders. We played some knitting bingo–full of all the weird terms one might encounter while reading a pattern; we started thinking about the basics of needle … Continue reading

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Socks for Ziggity

My boy┬áis growing by the minute . . . a silly time, you might say, for knitting socks. But, dear reader, I managed to cast these on a bind them off before his toes stretched any further. We shall see … Continue reading

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Spinning with Celia

We had some lovely friends over for dinner last week and their daughter (who is 9) was super interested in my drum carder, stash of fiber, and spinning wheel. So, what else could I do, but offer a tour! She … Continue reading

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