Yesterday afternoon, Knots & Bolts was invaded by some 6th grade Girl Scouts. (These girls are all…about 12 years old, I guess.)
They are working on a fashion badge, and part of what they’ll be doing to earn the badge is learning to knit.
Not surprisingly, some of them took to it more quickly than others. The young lady 2nd from the left in the above picture? She was the one that was MOST resistant to this whole learning-to-knit-thing.
She ended up being the one that caught on the quickest, and enjoyed it the most. Lesson there, I think.
They’ll be back again in 2 weeks as as group. I hope some of them will come back sooner for some one-on-one.
The girls and I learned a few things:
11 girls at once is a lot.
If you think you’ve got it, and get relax too soon and start chattering, you’ll probably get in trouble and end up with a tangled mess.
It’ll be a miracle if any of the dishcloths are square. Or flat. Or finished.
Suzanne is glad she is raising boys.
Jessie Zeigler says
This is great! If knitting doesn’t stick with them, I’m sure the experience will. Also, I love your new blog look! Great job!
What! Your not going to teach the boys to knit. LOL!
Deb Levy says
Oh boy! That’s a lot of girls at a time. Boys…you are lucky! Actually I had some of each…but they evened each other out…ROFLOL
Freda Henderson says
I think it is great. I’m sure it was an experience for all involved. Good I hope.
Lynn Douglass says
One of my favorite memories is of the time we spent in the room together at MQS 2008, while you taught me how to knit. I’m sure that some of these young ladies will look back at this experience with great fondness! You never know just how you’ll touch someone.