Archive for January 7th, 2009

january 7, 2009

Part of Lucy’s birthday gift this year was a set of needles and a skein of yarn.  She’s finally been able to join me for her first knitting lesson, and she caught on right away!

Joe decided he wanted to knit, too, so he grabbed some needles and a skein of yarn and got busy.  He had had a lesson from Gramma Reed awhile ago, and he remembered right quick what to do.


Will decided not to knit. He did this instead:


On her way out the door, Lucy tried to convince her father that (a) she needed another skein of yarn in case…she needed to cast on a new project? and (b) that she needed the measuring tape with the cool case that she’s been eyeing for months.



p.s. today’s title isn’t a song lyric or title, I’m stretching myself to include, well, whatever I want to.  At any rate, this is a poem/chant/mnemonic you can use to help kids (or adults!) remember the steps of the knit stitch:

In through the front door,
Once around the back.
Peek through the window
And off jumps Jack!


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