Saturday, January 24, 2009

Teach Alora to Knit

I've been considering teach my, soon-to-be 5 year old grand-daughter, Alora, to knit. I've discussed it with her mother, and we agree that she's old enough to learn. I remember learning to knit when at 8 my great-aunt (who is now 100), taught me.

The knitting subject came up on Thursday, when they stopped by for a visit after school. I've been busy making some baby sweaters to have on hand for the upcoming babies. Knitting or crocheting (the technique I'm using) isn't always fun when it gets warm. So after Christmas I make some to have available throughout the year.

Alora asked me when I would teach her to knit. I told her she had to be 5 years old (2 more months) and that she needed to be good at school (has some trouble paying attention). I told her I would buy her a pair of needles and some yarn. Today I went to Hobby Lobby, and got a pair of needles in a 10, and picked up the prettiest pink yarn. I'm going to look for some instructions on the internet, that might make it easier to teach her.

I'll keep you posted on how she does, and add pics later. Wish me luck.

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