Monday, June 2, 2008
I wanted to share what I did this year in Handwork with all the different grades
I will be changing some things next year...but just to share with those who are curious...
I will start with 1st grade...above you can see the books I used...they are a must!
we started our year with a story about a local brother and sister who were going to their grandparents farm.... 2 hour drive from the city to a town we locals are all familiar with for its clean air, farm land and snow.
on the farm they run into sheep...from here the story introduced sheep, wool fleece, spinning on sticks to make yarn and what we can do with yarn.
from there we made our own knitting needles.
I feel I need pictures to properly share this with you...pics to come....
what you need
we made the knitting needle ends from sculpty clay
next we learned how to make a slip knot.
"Here is the lake...see the snake...grab his head and pull the thread." (pics to come)
Then we stared to finger knit a rainbow chain...this became the draw string for their handwork bags. (I pre made 24 bags in pink ) Pink and red are the colors for first grade...it is the color of the womb.
then we finger knit a golden chain that they wore home
Next we learned how to cast on....we cast on for about 2 classes.
Then we stared on our first project the CAT
cast on 14 stitches and knit a perfect square...to make a square take the bottom right corner and pull up to the top left corner... when the square make a perfect triangle...then you are done.
More info to come..............................