The reason why French knitting is so popular is that it is portable, repetitive and simple once you get the hang of it. You can have conversations and it is very relaxing. The children can also make their own looms and knit at home. While the children were knitting one morning I overheard some of their conversations:
"I want to make a necklace....."
"I want to make a new headband...."
It got me thinking...could we make something for someone else for a change? Could we use our new skills to create for someone in need?
I raised this question with the children and they agreed. We would combine our French Knitting to make a blanket and give it to a someone who needed it...give it to the night patrol and allow them to hand it over to someone who is homeless. This act of kindness reinforces our College values and at the time supported the acts of kindness/justice our campus was promoting at the time. This activitiy also implements PYP action.
To finish of the blanket, I crocheted some granny squares and crocheted a border around the outside.
We certainly hope that the blanket brings comfort to someone. It took a long time make, but it was certainly worth it.
Below are the links for my French Knitting Tutorials
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