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Debbie
04-03-2005, 07:53 AM
I will be teaching a group of third - sixth graders to knit while their parents are in an evening parenting class at my church/school. I need ideas for a name for this group of "knotty kids". I want to use "knotty kids" in the announcement for the class but whould rather have a more positive actual name. I am hoping we can continue as an after school activity and that the name would be catchy and be have "staying power" for long term.

I know I can count on y'all to come up with some names that will have us all it stitches :lol:

Egeria
04-03-2005, 08:51 AM
How about 'Knitty the Kid'?

Or 'Kinderknitten'

Sara
04-03-2005, 12:46 PM
"Knitting SuperFriends: Wonder Knit Power--ACTIVATE!"

KellyK
04-03-2005, 01:11 PM
Fiber fun?
Young yarners?
Kidknits?
Knitty-Kiddies?
Knit-n-Kabooldes?
Knit Bits?

aliassak
04-03-2005, 01:13 PM
Ok, I'll put my 2-cents in...

Itty Bitty Knitties

kemp
04-03-2005, 03:03 PM
Somehow all the "little" connotations seem maybe a little to young for the older kids in the group? How about Hip to Knit or Hip Knits or something with the church or school name? I liked fiber fun too or maybe "fun with fiber". Or maybe something like Stitch and Bitch except without the bitch part. Like something and gripe or something and vent?

What a fun project! Have you ever taught kids before?

KellyK
04-03-2005, 04:22 PM
GOOD IDEA!

How about
"The Stitch Niche" (Knitche?)

Or
"Sit-n-Knit"

beldaraan
04-03-2005, 05:30 PM
Thredz 'n Kedz or just Thredz
Co-knit-ment (Commitment)
Stitch 'n Pray

KellyK
04-03-2005, 08:51 PM
Stitch 'n Pray

:rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling:

How about "Praying for no plagues of FROGS!"

brightspot
04-04-2005, 01:18 AM
How about "Praying for no plagues of FROGS!"

Where do you people come up with these things? I love it!! :D [/quote]

roxyquiksilver34
04-04-2005, 01:28 AM
How about Anklebiters for the younger kids and Thread Cafe for the older kids? :thumbsup:

brightspot
04-04-2005, 01:36 AM
How "church" is it? How about:

nonfrogging followers
the knitty gritties (like a knitting & disscussion group like snb)
stitchers in style
Youth in Yarn
knutty knitters
Crafters for Christ
Knitting Zoo-ology (the study not frogging)
Knitterology (my 14 yr old son came up with it. He and my 12 yr old dd liked that one [like theology])

brightspot
04-04-2005, 01:57 AM
The Thread Cafe is great! My kids loved it.

KellyK
04-04-2005, 07:18 AM
How about "Praying for no plagues of FROGS!"

Where do you people come up with these things? I love it!! :D [/quote]
Wasn't there a plague of frogs in the bible? ;)

brightspot
04-04-2005, 10:48 AM
There was, but my poor brain wouldn't have made a connection between a frog, and a frog :frog:

Debbie
04-04-2005, 12:49 PM
Right now I am leaning toward ...

TLS (Trinity Lutheran School) knotty children of Kids Knit will make a
co- knit- ment to meet at the Thread Cafe on Wed nights to stitch and pray... and I could go on and on using every single great idea!

I just ordered 25 pair of #10, 10" bamboo needles from Smiley's .... and well and a little bit of yarn ...

Teachers at our school "donate" themselves for our fundraising silent auction. This year I donated 3 one hour knitting lessons and a bag with all the supplies and the book "Kids Knitting" by Melanie Flaick. It is a great book and the 5th grader who "won" the lessons took right to knitting and is doing great. In the weeks before the auction, I "advertised" by bringing in my needles and projects and yarn. I read knitting and yarn and sheep books to every class! ( I am the school librarian and computer teacher)

I have also knitted some with my 5 yr old granddaughter. She likes to bring the yarn around for me. Teaching a group will be a new experience. I will pair a younger and an older for the "lesson part" then the olders can knit and visit and I will help the youngers. I will do a short Bible Study the last 15 minutes, but the kids will continue working on their knitting. (they will LOVE not having to stop what they are doing to listen) There is another teacher who knits, or I could even get one who doesn't if we need another adult. I am hoping for about 12-14 kids.


There are several school sites that tell about their knitting clubs. After reading those made a a supply list, proceedure and very loose Week 1-6 lesson plans. I will be glad to share ... but don't want to impose the "churchyness" of it onto anyone :lol:

laurienoel2
01-13-2010, 01:07 PM
this is many years later - still teaching children knitting? I will be teaching 5-8th graders. I am interested in your "curriculum." Thanks. Laurie

melmac51
01-21-2010, 05:49 PM
"To Knit, or Knot to Knit...that is the question."

Sunshine's Mom
01-22-2010, 10:43 AM
Our library is using "Hearts & Crafts", which I thought was cute.

VictoiseC
01-22-2010, 03:25 PM
Kid's Knitting Club


I like that.

Debbie
01-22-2010, 05:55 PM
Laurie, We were still meeting and knitting, until this year. My school had major cut backs and of course the librarian was one of the first to go ... it has been hard for me, but I have not had to go back to work and I am enjoying being at home and having more grandma time. That said, there is a program between The Crafty Yarn Council, Warm up America and Scholastic. They were giving learn to knit kits to schools. The kits are all gone but they have written curriculum that has benchmarks (often needed in public school to do anything extra) available for free download
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/teach.html
They have very good information, from organizing to teaching. If you are leading a Christian group, I will be happy to share the Bible verses I use.
5-8 grade is the very best age to teach, especially if you have cool yarn :) They catch on quick and LOVE the socializing that hanging out knitting together instigates. Enjoy !!!

Debbie
01-22-2010, 05:57 PM
Sunshine's Mom .... I love that ... "Hearts and Crafts" !!!!!!!!!!!!

royalflower
01-23-2010, 11:20 AM
Are you knitting blanket squares?

"Squares and Prayers?"

Magnifier
01-24-2011, 12:02 PM
Debbie
I am planning on starting a knit club at our church and I would love to have those Bible verses go along with the knitting club that you used. Also any other information that you have available would be great. Thank you! We are a small missions church and is going to incorporate learn to knit as an outreach. God Bless!

Jackie M.
01-26-2011, 10:27 PM
"What would Jesus knit?"
sorry
I was going to throw something in there but the suggested names are great! I like them all and happy I wouldn't have to choose.