Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Knitwits

My Wednesday lunch partners joined me today in the Art Room. Before winter break I had taught them both to use knitting towers. The plan was to bring in the knitting tubes they had made, and we would turn them into something else today.


Unfortunately, for various reasons, the knitting towers did not make it to lunch, but the kids were still excited to make something. Somewhere, in the deep recesses of my brain, I remembered watching a YouTube video of a kid finger knitting. Though I didn't watch it close enough to learn how when I watched it, I figured it out for myself today. The kids got a chance to practice, but didn't have enough time to really make anything. Next week all the Knitwits have to do is bring their fingers and we can get started.

This length of knitting was done in about ten minutes, and that includes the amount of time it took for the process to click in their brains. Next week we will get started early and try to make a respectable scarf.

10 comments:

Heleen said...

Great idea, would it be to difficult for 5 and 6 year old...
I'll try it!

Julie said...

This is the most awesome thing! You are amazing! Can my grandkids come to your school??? LOL. I want to learn how to finger knit! I can sit around and do it while my granddaughter toddles around here. Can't wait to see the scarves that get made!!!

Diane said...

I want to be one of your Wednesday lunch partners!!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Wow what a talented teacher and a fab gathering of children to want to do something creative in their lunchbreak... I am a really big knitwit! can I come too? lol

well done I look forward to seeing your creations... I watched a you tube film showing how to make a knotted dragon fly.... it was really addictive...x

Brit Gal Sarah said...

You are such a fun teacher, great piccies.

Elenka said...

Awesome job, Ms. Gibbet! I can't wait to try it for myself. This looks like a good thing to keep someone busy!!

Julia said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog. I taught school for 33 years. I didn't teach art, s such, but I did incorporate it into my English class. I've just started really getting into sherenshnitte. Did I spell that correctly?

Household 6 said...

Lol! I want to come to your class!

Diana said...

Jan, fingerknitting was one of my favourite things to do as a kid in winter. You do the best stuff. Those kiddos are so lucky.

daysease said...

COOL!!! I need to invest in skeins of yarn!!!