Numerical Knitting

March 6, 2007

What can kids do?

Filed under: Knitting,Teaching — by bethc @ 5:29 pm

What can a group of energetic 6th and 7th graders do with a little information, a little yarn, and a little time?

A lot of good!

Saturday was the school’s fun fair and our band of little knitters had their booth ready to go. After a major panic earlier in the week that we would have nothing to sell they came through.

Scarves got finished and the ends got woven in. There was even fringe on some! And I ask you… who doesn’t need a fun fur scarf? It’s the hottest spring accessory!

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Far and away our best sellers were Zoobies! Who knew a square with eyes would have so much appeal?

The kids had so much fun making them that one of the moms put together make your own Zoobie kits and we sold those too!

Other hot sellers were cell phone/iPod cozies that were sadly unphotographed.

So, what was the total you ask? $710!! The group gathered this afternoon to choose a charity. Suggestions included local homeless shelters, Heifer International, and the World Wildlife Fund. The clear winner after two rounds of voting was to give the money to UNICEF to help the children in Darfur. I feel lucky to work with kids who understand the need to help others!

On my end I got in the charity action as well. I donated a trip with me to MD Sheep and Wool to the school’s auction. I was thrilled when it sold to a group of parents whose girls I adore. So, now the real fun begins. Soon I will be soliciting ideas and volunteers to make this a trip to yarny goodness they will never forget. Put your thinking caps on…

4 Comments »

  1. Wow! That is so cool! I’m so impressed!

    Comment by laura b — March 6, 2007 @ 10:05 pm |Reply

  2. That’s so great Beth! I am really happy to hear that it went to UNICEF. What is happening in Darfur is just horrible. I would definately make the trip on a Sunday. You will want Saturday to rush around and get all of the great deals! 🙂

    Comment by Amber — March 7, 2007 @ 10:30 am |Reply

  3. Congratulations-what a great job!

    Comment by Heather — March 8, 2007 @ 3:47 pm |Reply

  4. Congratulations~that is an impressive amount of money raised. I am also glad that it went to help those in Darfur. Way to go!

    Comment by Holly of HollYarns — March 12, 2007 @ 4:50 pm |Reply


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