Monday, May 18, 2009

My Kind of Knitting Circle

Hi Knitters,
Last Friday I had some of the Girl Scouts over after school for a bit of knitting time together. They had me laughing the entire time. What a group. We were sitting just like you see above and all of a sudden one of the girls said, "Are we having a knitting circle?" The girls looked around, made a few adjustments and we became a literal knitting circle. They made everyone touching in the circle somehow. See my foot on the table is touching the girl's yarn on the bench? And be sure to note the last girl on the couch, her toe is touching the girl's toe on the love seat. They were so happy about the fact that we actually were a knitting circle. It really made me laugh. My son got home from school as we were completing our circle and I made him take a picture to commemorate. 

Too good for words. I loved it. I don't know if they knew that you don't have to be in an actual circle or not, it just happened. Believe me, I will never tell them the truth. It was so much fun.
Then The Collector starting playing some Jack Johnson music (her favorite) and the girls just loved it. The Collector threw down a blanket and yelled out, "Blanket knitting!" They all jumped up from our circle and squeezed onto a tiny blanket with their knitting. Dancing was included. They continued knitting the entire time.

See the little blonde, she's my "smart cookie" from last time. She got up and along with dramatic movements quoted, "If at first you don't fricassee, fry, fry a hen." It was so funny. She told me it was from Caddie Woodlawn. She also told me it was a direct take on, "If you don't succeed, try, try again." Loved that. I love that saying, it's all true.

Too good for words, again.
Even with all of the silliness we got one more hat completed for donation and a lot of knitting done by the others. The finished hat is another beauty. This little sweetheart finished her hat right up and donated it to charity. Doesn't she look proud? That's hat number seven for the group. I am sending off three hats this week for charity from our troop.

This has all been so incredibly cool and fun. I hope to keep them going. I think I enjoy it more than the girls. Aren't they cute?

What a week I have scheduled ahead. Why does May get so crazy every year? When I look at my calendar there is so much stuff written in that it makes my head spin. There isn't a blank day in the month. Yes, I keep an old-fashioned calendar in my kitchen where we actually hand write things in. I am not a good calendar person at all. I write things down and then I forget to look. I'm afraid it will never change for me.

Oh well, off into Monday I go. Hope you are all in for a good and busy week, too.
best, susie
p.s. Hey, I'm going to Tnna! I just found out last week. I'll tell you more about what I am doing there soon. I am so excited to go and I hope to see some of you in O-hi-o.


Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

I love your knitting circle! Not much girl time around these parts - I do envy you.
Crazy May around here too - there's just something about this time of year!

Frauntene McLarney said...

Your comments about the girls make me smile. Hopefully I can enjoy a similar moment in a few years, mine is only 5. Just the innocence, the smarts, the true personalities coming out. What a neat perspective.....


peaknits said...

What a delightful group of girls - I am so glad you had fun teaching! Almost as much as they had learning?!

Jennifer said...

Awww - this may very well be my favorite knitting post in all of blogdom. How adorable. You must have been in heaven. They look like they're having a good time, too.

twistedinstitches said...

Oh man! I wanna be part of a knitting circle TOO! You have too much fun. I think you'll have to share some of that with us in O-hi-o! FUN FUN FUN! Can't wait!

May is crazy because of all the flowers. Methinks it makes us a bit crazy in the head. We nod and say YES too much...hee hee.

Have a great week Susan!

Kristin Nicholas said...

Hi Susan --

I'm going to Ohio too -- see you there!

What a great story about the Knitting Scouts!


Lissa K said...

I love, love, love your knitting circle!!! What a great, fun bunch of girls!!! And I love the little saying...If at first you don't fricasse, fry, fry a hen ....I want to remember's great! Their hats are gorgeous, and I always love reading about your sweet 'Collector'!!!
Have a super week, Susan!!

Toni said...

Thanks for sharing. This looks like such a good (enchanting) time. I can't think of a better way to spend time!! Thank goodness for blogs to see wonderful good times like this...maybe the newspaper business would do better if they shared these kind of precious moments. :)

Sarah said...

What a fun knitting group! I don't think we did anything nearly that fun when I was in Scouts! I can't wait until Addie is big enough to teach how to knit--for now, she's content just to tie my yarn in unfixable knots :)

Sarah Dedmon said...

Spud and Chloe look ADORABLE and I save adorable tags too (need a bigger corkboard). Congrats on the new job and enjoying those sweet girls.

Unknown said...

Love this. My 1st grade daughter just bought a bunch of skinny scarfs from the Hand Knitting Club made up of 5th graders at her school. They are donating the money they make to the Humane Society. My daughter wants to learn to knit, so we may start with hand knitting.

beth said...

wow, they did a fantastic job. i teach my students finger weaving and they take off with it...especially the boys.

Gayle said...

I think you sent me that hat in the picture! It's nice to see the girl who knitted it. Great job!