Monday, January 4, 2016


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,
Daphne Chiang,
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  :)

1 comment:

  1. Oh yum! I can feel it through the ether ... almost enough to get me knitting (but not quite since I've got my hands full learning patchwork). And it's perfect for DC weather (where I spent many cold, wet days commuting to grad school).