What an amazing week we had. We had the best group of kids at our first kid's knitting camp! They were so much fun, and they learned so much!
Thursday was spinning day. Shawn taught them the basics of spinning and showed them how fun and easy it was. They had some different types of fiber and some dog brushes
and wire coat hangersand with a bit of elbow greaseand determination made their own yarn!
Their felted objects were still drying, but looking good! They made soaps, flowers and balls. Shawn made some peas in a pod, see them?
Then Friday was the last day. They learned a few more knitting techniques and finished up the week by using the ball winder and swift on their own dyed yarn. Once the balls were all wound, they played Knitting Jeopardy. Our front window doubled as the Jeopardy board, and check this out... the kids went right for the more difficult questions! Shawn made up some great questions, really testing what the kids learned this week. And they all did so well. They not only learned how to knit and purl and cast on and bind off and follow a pattern, but they learned so much about fibers, and felting, and dying, and spinning. They had a great time playing the game. One team was the knittersand they played against the purlers, of course.Next summer we hope to see this great group back here at kyarns for Knitting Camp Level 2! Keep knitting kids! And come back and show us how far you've progressed!