When I was in university, I majored in Mediaeval Studies. I was fascinated by the language (mostly Latin with a bit of middle English), the clothes (yes, I’ve made more than a few mediaeval gowns), the philosophy (I LOVED reading The Pearl), the art & architecture (of course, I’m surrounded by the real thing now…) & the Crusades. I particularly enjoyed learning about Eleanor of Aquitaine – now SHE was a woman after my own heart ! Not content to sit home, she packed up her household & made the months-long trip to the holy land to see what was going on, first hand.
She was considered by many to have been the most powerful & enlightened woman of the 12th century. A champion of the arts, refinement & culture – her taste & style were legendary.
These days, I feel sort of like a crusader myself – although without the horse, heavily embroidered gown or magnificent tapestries (Hmm, must work on that…)! Over the last few years, it has become more & more apparent to me that handwork is one of the MOST important things I can teach my children.
Knitting is one of the oldest fibre arts & still holds my fascination – tempting me after decades of making sweaters, hats & toys. Lending itself to all skill levels, knitting always offers another creative avenue to explore & more ways to challenge yourself. The fact that it’s good for your head, heart & hands makes it even more appealing!
Today, I wrote about my Kids Need Knitting “quest” over on Andrea’s great blog –
I included pictures of some of my son’s Grade One knitting projects
& gave a few, teeny hints about my
ALL-new, one-of-a-kind interactive Knit-Along E-course.
Pop over to see what I have in mind for:
For the FULL story, with all of the exciting details CLICK HERE!
The Summer 2014 Session of
The KNIT Lessons has SOLD OUT!
Click HERE to get access to
Early Bird Pricing for the
FALL session ( Starts October 8, 2014).
P.S. That amazing picture of Eleanor was painted by one of my favourite artists – K.Y. Craft. Have you seen her children’s books? Two words. Extraordinary beauty.