* Fantastic lessons this week - everyone is so enthusiastic. Great to see.
I have a list from each group of things - patterns, books, etc - to bring to the next sessions, so I'm busy finding those.
The attachment today is an outline of how to make yarn from t-shirts [SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR THIS] - I know the demonstration was a bit rushed and you may not have had a chance to give it a go yourself, so here's the run-down. It's a great way to use up old t-shirts! If you experiment a bit, they're all different weights, so it can be a challenge to knit or crochet, but also quite effective.
I have been knitting with some t-shirt yarn and it has really highlighted a flaw in my technique! I obviously push the point of the crossing needle with the tip of my left thumb - ouch! It's very bruised and sore today. Think I'll put that aside and try wool for a while.
Thanks for your thoughts on the exhibition - I'm still open to new ideas! Will be meeting with 2 different groups of school children next week and I plan to base what they do around the basic square. I'll share my ideas with you next lesson.
Our next lesson is Fairisle and Intarsia. These techniques are ways of making patterns, pictures, etc in your knitting. You will be knitting a small piece to highlight each of these techniques, but first - you will be using knitters' graph paper to plan your piece. It's a lot of fun, and I find I tend to knit quicker when I'm doing this as I want to see the effect as it grows and changes.
Have a great week and I'll see you on Wednesday!