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Old 08-15-2006, 10:42 PM   #1
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I was asked to teach some kids to knit!
I am a new Daisy Girl Scout leader. Tonight was our first service unit meeting. On my way out, I struck up a conversation with a lady who was holding a Janette Oke book. We talked about our hobbies, and I said I just learned how to knit. Turns out her Junior troop wants to learn to knit as part of a badge! So she asked me if I'd be willing to come and teach them! Of course, I said yes LOL

I am going to see if they want to also KoolAid dye some yarn. I've heard about it, and Sarah and I were just talking about trying it. Might as well wait just a little and do it with a bunch of girls!
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:19 PM   #2
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yes, we shall populate the world with Knitters.



You go forth and train them, secret agent mamabeth.
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
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Hey...what a coincidence. My daughter has bridged over from a Brownie GS to a Junior GS and I have been asked, as well, to complete one of their badges with them that includes knitting (which will include CO, K, P, BO), crocheting, cross stitch and weaving.

We have seven girls in our troop and I decided to make them a small booklet that shows each step with illustrations and directions on how to do each task with the last page being a picture of them with their small project. I figured it would be a nice keepsake.

I'm really hoping that at least one of them will continue knitting. Unfortunately, my 9 year old daughter has no interest HOWEVER, one of my 17 year old sons has taken a liking to it and his first project was the dropped-stitch scarf shown on Amy's site . I taught my other son how to knit continental style (he's left handed) and he was really good at it but it didn't fit in with his "Goth" image although, he loves the Voodoo doll, skull bag and hackey sack I made for him. I'm glad at least one of my kids have developed a love for yarn just as much as I do. I needed someone to blame for spending so much money on it.
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Old 08-17-2006, 04:45 PM   #4
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You go forth and train them, secret agent mamabeth.
Freyja!

Way to go Mamabeth!!

For your info, young kids have an easier time with wrapping/throwing the yarn between the needles (like the English knitting video; they can use either hand to hold the yarn), it just requires a lot less coordination, since they can then drop and pick up the yarn as they want to while doing the stitch. If they learn the throw method with their left hand, Continental knitting is a natural progression from there, if desired.

Have fun, they'll love it!
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:48 PM   #5
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Thanks! I'm looking forward to it! :-) Sarah's wanting me to email her new troop leader and offer to teach that and cross-stitching, and the knotwork for macrame, which I can do...so it looks like i'm all set to be REALLY busy this year!
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