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For the Love of Granddaughters!

Learning about the letter Y this week in the Junior Kindergarten class at my granddaughter's school in Indianapolis was perfect timing! "Yarn" starts with Y and it's National Crochet Month. Not exactly a coincidence because both of the wonderfully patient teachers are savvy crafters!

My grandaughter, Chloe, loves her class; and I was thrilled to be invited as guest speaker to talk about "Yarn bombing" this week. The 200-mile trip was well worth it when I saw the enthusiastic and adorable children gathered in their circle waiting for my arrival.


Yarn Galore!
Yarn-Bombing Sticks
I crochet for fun and to stretch my creativity. Sometimes finished projects just lay in a drawer wating to be appreciated, so I had fun pulling out things to show, keeping in mind that tactile is the way to go with 5 year olds!

I felt so warmly welcomed by the teachers who had already introduced yarn bombing on Monday. The kids wrapped yarn around sticks and created a gorgeous bird and kitty out of yarn!



Chloe stepped right up to be my helper to pass examples around for everyone to touch.

Chloe My Helper
Interestingly, the boys were very excited to try on the "Flamingo" and "Palm Tree" necklaces.

Passing around the Flamingo Necklace

Trying On the Flamingo Necklace
1983: Flamingo Necklace; crochet, various fibers
I showed slides of yarn-bombings I have done as well as others from across the U. S.


Book with examples of crochet & knit bombs


These were particularly exciting to the kids!
Vine Hat
Chloe modeled an artsy hat I crocheted from a pattern in the seventies. She looked fantastic in this classic!

Later that afternoon, the class yarn-bombed a tree in their school yard!

They did a beautiful job!
I donated a copy of my second book, Kids Can Do It Crocheting to the classroom and hopefully, I have birthed some life-long crocheters today!

Kids Can Do It Crocheting

















Comments

Fantastic woman! What a great post! I love them going out to the tree and putting the knowledge into action!

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