Wednesday, March 21, 2007

at last!

I can finally post the picture for the Monthly Dishcloth KAL


Pattern: Basket cloth by Andi Worthy
Yarn: Lily's Sugar and Cream
Color: Jewels
Needle Size: 7

I could have gone down to a size 6. The switching between Knit and Purl opens it up a bit. But I like how it turned out. What I really like is how it matches one of my IKEA dish towels in color almost perfectly. I hadn't even thought about that... I'll have to make more cloths in this color.

Today was a much better day at knitting class. When the time was over I only had to fix 3. Of course, as usual, the entire time is spent tinking or fixing YOs or picking up dropped stitches, but now as we do it, we're explaining to the kids what they did to make it happen and how to fix the problem. There are the few that have NO confidence in themselves and need constant reassurance but are making no mistakes. Tomorrow is the last day of the formal classes, but I think I'm going to try to continue this somehow with these kids. I have kids from last week's class carrying around their own yarn and needles this week. It's so cool to see!

happy crafting

5 comments:

Lea said...

You should be so proud of yourself for this! How many of those kids are now going to be knitters for life :-D All because of you!

g-girl said...

i really like the yarn you used for the basket cloth! I don't think I've seen that around yet. I'll have to look. I knew that you were going to continue the knitting with the kids to some degree. there was no way that you could introduce something like knitting to young minds and not expect them to want to keep at it. :)

Anita O said...

wow, cool colors. Also, keep up the good work and patience!of teaching kids to knit.

carole said...

I'm so pleased with my new knitters... I know some of them are hooked... and even though not all of them are, they've been exposed to knitting and have experienced how much fun it is and relaxing... that who knows what will happen in the future. I have some ideas for next year though....

hakucho said...

That's a very pretty colorway...love the way it turned out. :)

I'm so behind with all the KAL's. There is not enough time to knit :(

happy knitting :)