One of my very favorite parts about teaching art is that I get to make demo. pieces
where I stay one day ahead of my students.
I don't believe in working on my students pieces when they have questions;
I like to show them on my own pieces.
This keeps my design mind and my hands crazy busy.
One of my least favorite parts about this job
is that I rarely take the time to finish my demo. pieces
because keeping this blog going takes up a lot of my free time.
But over the recent winter break I took a 2 week break from the blog
and worked on a very important piece that I'm really proud of
(be showing it off in a couple of weeks.
keeping my hands busy at stop lights to and from school
I was able to finish my demo. scarf
for my Knutty Knitters :)
Here it is in all it's glory,
a finished piece!!
This is a shot of it after I blocked it but before I sewed it into an Infinity Scarf.
I worked with two bulky singles yarns that I thrifted at a garage sale.
One was a Noro wool/silk blend from Japan,
the other a wool from Manos de Uruguay.
The kids learned nine different knit patterns.
In these close ups you can see many of them.
But the best part was that now that I had a finished piece,
I was able to gift it to one of my favorite students who graduated last year,
class of 2015.
I sent it to her at Georgetown University in D.C.
in the autumn
when the weather was turning brisk.
Perfect scarf wearing weather :)