i promise to do my best
oh joy! rapture! i taught 12 brownies to knit yesterday. i had to choke back a tear as i watched their little fingers grasping those wooden needles and going in through the window, around to the backie, out through the window, and off jumps jackie! i went in thinking that rhyme was the corniest thing going, but it worked like a charm. by the end of the first row, they were all muttering it under their breath, their faces twisted in concentration and subsequent relief as each jackie jumped off the needle.
i've taught many adults to knit, but this was my first time teaching a bunch of kids. i gotta say, i was amazed at how quickly they caught on and how tenacious they were in the process. like a lot of grown women i know (who shall remain nameless) they didn't beat themselves up when the fabric wasn't coming out perfectly. if a loop ended up being five inches long, no biggie. they just kept at it, making the stitches happen however they happened. brownies rule!
Posted by knitlit kate at 9:28 AM