(+ mini Knitting Blog Hop!)
I think there are 2 kinds of homeschooling Waldorf Mamas when presented with the idea of teaching their children how to knit …those who are thrilled because they finally get to share a fibre art that they adore with their little ones ~
those who are stricken with a sense of panic (tinged, perhaps, with a bit of overwhelm) when they try to imagine just how they are going to learn such a apparently complicated skill in order to share it with their children.
These two Mamas may seem to be polar opposites but I tend to disagree.
You see, I’ve been teaching people how to knit for quite a while & just about everyone has begun with some level of trepidation (whether they started off as
a total novice or not).
It just seems to be part of the learning process.
The wonderful thing is that anyone who really wants to explore knitting
steps beyond those first few moments of hesitation & into a world of soft fibres,
vibrant colours & endless creative possibilities.
Those who wish to teach others how to knit, take another brave jump beyond
themselves & into a realm of studying technique (you have to know exactly what
you’re doing when you knit, if you want to teach someone else how to do it),
personal reflection (looking closely at how you feel while you knit helps you convey those emotions to your child) & unfettered imagination (every knitter I know starts planning new projects almost as soon as they begin the one they have on the needle!)
Lately, I’ve been writing a lot about knitting because I just finished designing my newest course, The KNIT Lessons.
It has just begun & it’s a lot of fun!
While I posted some of my thoughts here on my own blog, I’ve also been invited several times over the last few months to “guest blog” elsewhere by other Mamas who agree that knitting is incredibly important for all kids (& adults, too – I might add!).
A mini KNITTING blog hop !!
You can check out the post that I wrote for Andrea
Kids Need Knitting over at Waldorf Salad & Cottage Fries
This next post was hosted by Becca, who teamed up with me to put together the most AMAZING all-in-one knitting kits for my course…
Kids & Knitting Go Hand In Hand at Cedar Ring Circle
Just a couple of days ago, Kelly over at Lavender’s Blue Homeschool shared my post –
As you can probably guess, I’m pretty passionate about knitting & teaching it to children.
It makes me feel good to know that my work is helping children learn how to relax, make things they can be proud of & add a bit more creativity to their lives!
Happy Summer – here’s hoping there’s a bit of knitting in it!
P.S. Along with writing, I’ve been doing a lot of research about knitting lately. That always means that I get great ideas for fab knitting-related freebies.
Of course,I’ve popped them all into the Handwork Homeschool Resource Library & I have a feeling that there are some more on the way!!
Interested in getting some? Click HERE!