With the winter holidays fast approaching it is the time for presents. Our early grades have been learning and practicing handwork for a few months, and so many a beautiful handmade treasure has been created. Some of these lovely handmade treasures will find just the right person this holiday season as a special gift.
The first grade’s first knitted project was the knitted ball. Surely one or more of these precious first efforts will become a gifted treasure from a beloved first grader.
The second grade made lots of knitted washcloths. For this, they had to learn to increase stitches and then decrease them. It took a lot of keeping track of stitches to get it just right. The washcloths are all cotton, and they will work so well for cleaning or bathing. . Of course, a number of students made more than one!
The third grade is now crocheting. That was not easy to learn. Our first project was a hexagonal mat, a hot pad or trivet. They’ve come in several sizes, and they’re sure to find their way to a special recipient as a gift this year. Ask your third grade friend to show you how that crocheted stitch is made. He’ll surprise you with his skill.