Here's the latest news on my knitting students!
We enjoyed our trip to a nice yarn shop - Cottage Yarn
I told them that my cousin Sara owns the shop, and they should feel free to ask her any questions. When we arrived at the shop, I took them in, and walked them around to give them a quick tour of everything.
One of my students was especially amazed by the shop, and asked my cousin, "How much would it cost to buy the whole shop?
My cousin replied, "About five million dollars."
My student seemed to take her seriously, and quickly went to tell the other girls.
They were a lot of fun.
Soon, they were busy choosing yarn for their projects.....with intent looks on their faces. One of them pulled out her cell phone to use the calculator, and the others quickly did the same. (So funny to see all those little girls with their own cell phones.) They LOVED the bargain porch, where everything is 40% Off. They parked themselves in that room, and kept asking each other for advice. I stood by for the occasional, "Miss Sandy! Will this work for my project?"
When we went to the register with their purchases, they were surprised to see that some of their yarn was less expensive than they thought it would be!
They were so happy....just glowing about their yarn.
On the drive back to their house, I stopped to get them each a cool drink at Dunkin Donuts. Pretty soon, I had a loud group of laughing girls in the back of my car.
They had a blast. One of them said, "This is the BEST DAY I've ever had in my life!"
Now that school has started back, I don't get to see them as often. I miss them, and send them emails occasionally just to say "Hello", and send them links to fun beginner projects.
Recently, I found out about a Saturday Open House at a local alpaca farm....so I have invited them to come with me to that. I want to show them where yarn comes from. They have all agreed to come!
Now, I'm looking forward to seeing the girls again, and looking at the sweet furry animals together. One of them has already asked if they can buy yarn at the farm. I told her that they only have the fiber to MAKE yarn, but I am willing to spin some of the fiber into yarn for her on my wheel if she wants. If time permits, I will take them by my house to show them how I spin.
Until our next update.......