Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Knit Cafe

I started Knit Cafe today after school and what a lovely time we had. I had five girls show up, four of whom are in my homeroom, and they are all just the sweetest things. They loved the yarn I picked out and they loved the idea of sitting around learning how to knit. I decided to put all the cotton yarn in one basket and all the wool in another, just like I store yarn at my house, and they really seemed to appreciate the aesthetics of it. It was so relaxing and nice to sit and chat with them, and I can't wait for our next class. My plan is for them to make a washcloth out the cotton, and a small purse/pouch out of the wool so I can also introduce them to felting. I told them I'll bring my button jar in so they can embellish it as well.

Dinner tonight was a clean out the refrigerator type meal; salad with roasted chickpeas, and homemade hummus. Just what we needed on this lovely spring day.


  1. How lovely these girls are to have an adult take a special interest in them, get to know them on a different level and teach them a craft that really may impact them the rest of their lives. You are wonderful.
    have a great day,

  2. Sounds like you had a great day! Have fun with your group!

  3. That's a fun thing to do with the kids. Teaching them will hone your knitting skills, too. And take you on even wilder adventures - youth will do that!

  4. Fabulous thing to do with those girls. What a great way to connect with them.