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diosaperdida
« on: June 25, 2006 09:43:33 AM »

I saw a kit designed to teach children to knit at the thrift store. It had all the parts it seemed so for less then two dollars I went ahead and bought it...even though I have been knitting for years, it had yarn in it..so why not?
I discarded the useless needles and the pattern ( and made up my own) and wondered how many children had decided never to knit again because of the horrid needles for this kit..and the fact that it uses boa yarn...not what I would want to use on my first project...

Anyway, instead, I came up with this small bag for my 4 year old daughter...who will be given proper needles when she is ready to learn..not ones that barely have a point! If she wants to try novelty yarn on the first go..well, I'll be there to help her.

The strap is crocheted holding together the boa yarn and main color...OH! And I crocheted a small button, that is barely visable in the pic. I used the main color for that.
Thanks for looking and commenting.

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2006 10:04:30 AM »

Very cute!  I have seen those kits at the thrift stores, too!!  I bet many a child was discouraged by the blunt points and the difficult yarn!!

Your child is lucky to have you to teach her properly and to have fun!!
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rachelo
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2006 10:17:18 AM »

I really like your purse!  The one kit I got for Christmas has become many other things (none of which was posted on the box!).  Great job!
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diosaperdida
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2006 10:19:30 AM »

Oh..I knitted the bag...as of yet, she only wraps the yarn for me sometimes ( but when she is ready to actually knit..she will be given real needles. I have a pet peeve about giving children crap to learn and create with.)
...my 6 year old ( my other daughter) had no interest at all Sad

Thanks alot!
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diosaperdida
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2006 10:21:52 AM »

I really like your purse!  The one kit I got for Christmas has become many other things (none of which was posted on the box!).  Great job!

Yeah..sometimes I think the absolute beginner could come up with better than is presented to them to make.
This pattern wasnt so bad as it was..just very boring for me..all garter stitch. I added the cable and changed the shape and size and the way it was done over all.

Thanks alot for commenting!
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