I displayed a few of my creations as well as my main work in progress. I wanted the girls to see the possibilities that lay in a skein of yarn and pair of knitting needles. I also brought a couple sets of needles and various weights of yarn including a lot of worsted to share. Quite a few of the girls wanted to learn how to knit. I showed them how to cast-on using the backward loop method. It seemed the easiest to share, and they just wanted to begin knitting! After the girls had a row cast on, we began knitting. They were great students. Each learned the knit stitch and were able to complete a few rows. I even had one of the moms pick up needles and try knitting. The troop plans to have another day devoted to knitting. I can hardly wait!
In the meantime, I will keep working on the sleeves of my sweater. I have another six inches to knit on the first sleeve. I truly hope to finish it soon, so I can move on to the other sleeve and eventually other projects. After a long hold period, I finally picked up The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest from the library. I really like this trilogy. It can be very violent, but I think the story is well written. I am reading it on my Nook in the evenings. My gym reading remains Freedom, and I hope to also finish it this week. One thing I realized with the weekly updates, is that I may be the slowest reader and knitter participating in Ginny's yarn along. Oh well, at least I am knitting and reading.