I only found out about this today, who knew? I definitely LOVE YARN. I am surrounded by it, and still want more. I knit every day. Sometimes a little, sometimes a LOT.
I have my favourite yarns, and then I have my not my favourite anymore yarns. Quite often, my mind changes. Am I fickle? maybe.
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Whether you knit, crochet, craft or just adore fiber, October 14th is the day to affirm your passion for yarn.
Show it off, tag with it, carry it, gather with friends. Declare your LOVE! Get involved.
- Create an I Love Day Yarn badge
- Teach someone to knit or crochet
- Do something for charity
- Wear a knitted or crocheted item
- Give a gift of yarn
- Take your yarn to work day
- Host a yarn-a-bration party
- Knit, crochet and craft in public
This is very fitting, as I have just agreed to help out a High School Knitting Club. It starts next Wednesday. I am looking forward to spreading some Yarn Love. Especially appealing is teaching a life long skill and hobby to a group of teens. Knitting is something you can do for yourself, or even better, for some one else.
Once we get everyone knitting, casting on and binding off, I expect to see some real creativity. I look forward to a fresh take on some scarves and hats, as it will soon be cold enough to NEED them. A mug cozy is also on the to do list. The school received donated yarn, so some charity knitting as well seems to be order.
I would like to hear from others who have taught knitting to teens, what worked, what didn’t.