Instead of trolling the pumpkin patch for the perfect gourds, or lining up at the garden center for the best mums around, I can't seem to pull myself away from the knitting!! After a month of doing almost nothing else, I only have the collar left of my very first sweater. I'd show you a pic but I'm going to have the big reveal once I'm actually done (hopefully withing the week). Here's the sweater I'm making though.
I am also teaching a knitting class that starts today! It's a class for 3rd and 4th graders and I can't wait to get started. We're going to start out making these:
They are super easy and I'm hoping will give the girls some (almost) instant gratification for their new skills. After bracelet making we will move on to making a little bag. (I seem to be all about accessories for this class) It will be knitted up like this.
Then we are going to felt them into this:
It still needs a button for the clasp but you get the idea. It would be really cute with some embroidery or embellishment too. I have yarn on the brain people and I just can't stop myself.