Last weekend was the Winter Carnival fundraiser at our school...the kids love to go and play games, maybe do some craft projects, and bump into friends. More than anything I notice how much they love being in the school during off hours.
One of the craft projects at the event was finger knitting. I personally had never learned finger knitting but much to my surprise Bea was instantly hooked, and quite a natural at it too. She spent about 15 minutes at the table and left with a little necklace she had made. For those of you who are knitters, it is basically a way to make a giant I-cord without needles.
On Sunday morning she hounded me for more yarn because she wanted to make another chain. I found some and she set to work (without any reminders from me), whipping up a three foot long chain in no time at all. Then she asked who she could teach her new found skill...we will have to ask her teacher if she can have a table at choice time!
If her interest in this keeps up I will have to think of some nice way to use her work...weave it into something bigger perhaps? With all the yarn I have collected over the years it would be great to have a partner to help me put it to good use!