Saturday, October 17th was I Love Yarn Day! People were encouraged to #StitchItForward and teach someone to knit or crochet.
There was also a movement to Yarn Bomb Facebook with images of hand knit and crochet items along with encouraging people to share why they knit or crochet.
I spent part of Thursday and Friday teaching my 6 year old granddaughter how to crochet. She's old enough now to take it serious. I taught her the chain stitch and she made 2 necklaces and 1 bracelet.
|My 6 year old granddaughter's first completed crochet project. |
A necklace for me!
She left my house with her own supply bag, crochet hook and I let her "shop" from my vast supply of yarn. She's already asked me to teach her how to make all of the things that she's seen me make. I told her she needs to learn more stitches. I told her she can learn a new stitch every week but she has to practice.
She said it was like magic! I was so happy to see her excited and am proud to know that someday, when she's asked who taught her how to crochet (she wants me to teach her to knit too) that she'll say her grandmother :)