maya recently, and very proudly, completed her first knitting project at school - this very sweet little knitted chick...
she has actually been knitting for about a year (she learned rather serendipitously from her cousin during christmas break last year)...but it has been something rather transforming and special for her to be knitting in a group with her classmates (using wooden knitting needles they made by hand), each working on the same project together. she was overjoyed to be able to bring home this special little chick and he now sits in a very honored spot atop our dresser. in fact, she has already begun her second knitting project at school - a baby bunting.
coincidentally, the day she brought home her little chick...she proceeded to ask me a few questions about knitting, specifically if i could teach her how to change yarn colors while knitting. and so, i showed her just how easy it was to change colors...and she immediately set off to work on a very special knitting project at home - a rainbow purse!
i am thrilled that she is learning handwork at this young age. and even more thrilled that we have the opportunity to knit together!