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4th Annual Letter Y

Ms. Allison was the Junior Kindergarten teacher for both of my grandchildren. They've each graduated now, but she invites me back each year as the presenter for the Letter Y!  This wonderful and sweet teacher hails from Scotland; and she has an appreciation for the heritage of crafts and really enjoys Yarn Bombing! Lucky for me, the children progress to their studies of the alphabet and reach Letter Y in March just in time for National Crochet Month sponsored by the Crochet Guild of America.




I am honored that I get to celebrate National Crochet Month by bringing an awareness of crochet and yarn crafts to young children. What better way to preserve our love of crochet, its beauty, and creativity that by exposing young ones to its versatility! My grandson, Jack, is in Kindergarten now and he was my assistant this year.

Jack & Note the Yarn Bombing Book by Prain & Moore
This, my fourth year as a presenter, I decided to keep it simple. "Y" stands for yarn and yarn bombing, so I brought a variety of yarn from the very tiniest thread to the bulkiest weight rope with which I had ever crocheted.

Jack is proud of his dragon I made; and this year I created a necklace for the beast! (the school mascot).

Jack

4-ply acrylic yarn for a blanket or free-form crochet
A basket made of wire and one from rope

The kids always enjoy my silly sculpture: Crochetqueen: A Self Portrait!



After I finish my presentation, Ms. Allison lets the students yarn bomb something at the school. This year she described a new experience:  "New this year - while three students were yarn bombing, the others drew the tree in their sketch books.  Everybody enjoyed yarn bombing!  The tree, which I believe is an Osage, is in our playground.  It has two trunks and lots of roots for the children to play around.  All the children in the school love this tree!"


Sketching
Yarn Wrapping (bombing)



Thank you again, Ms. Allison! I hope you will invite me back next year because coming to your classroom is my favorite way to celebrate!

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