January 2011

The Next Generation

The Next Generation

Another crop of crafters are well on their way to finding their true passion. Noon-hour classes at my son’s elementary school have been keeping me busy. My 7 and 8-yr-old knitters just love the sparkly knitting needles I made for them out of double-pointed needles. A couple of beads hot-glued onto one end and voila, the perfect length needles for little hands. It never ceases to amaze me the way my crochet students have adapted their crocheting technique to something they can understand. It looks bizarre the way they create the stitches but the results are the same and they read more

Weasley Jersey

Weasley Jersey

My little Harry Potter fan was thrilled with his very own “Weasley Jersey” as he insists on calling it. That is, after he actually looked at the “clothes” in the gift box. He initially threw the sweater out on the floor to get at the other gifts. Granted, they included some Harry Potter lego, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD, and Quidditch Through the Ages. Once he realized what the sweater was he was pretty pleased. I wasn’t so pleased when he wore it though. The rolled edge is out of control and needs to be fixed. The arms read more