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skankin kiwi
« on: March 16, 2009 01:55:16 PM »

I teach a Home Economics class at a private school.  (When they hired me to teach Spanish, they also said I would be teaching Home Ec.  Lucky for them, I know how to do some stuff!)
Anyway, 11 high school students who just learned how to crochet made this lap blanket to donate to Project Linus.  Each student made at least three squares and helped to piece it together.  They dubbed it their "Hobo Blanket" since it is all patchy!  I am pretty proud of them and just wanted to share!

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009 02:13:04 PM »

Quite right too:)  will any of your students carry on their new found skill do you thing?  How old are they by the way, and just out of curiosity any boys?

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009 03:43:37 PM »

I think that's fantastic. My home ec. was kind and patient, I learned a lot from her even though I didn't think I was at the time. Now as an adult, I've realized she's a huge inspiration. Kudos for being able to teach anyone to crochet! It's so hard!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009 05:47:29 PM »

You should be proud of them! And yourself of course for being able to teach them. well done! i think thats a n awesome project to do with beginners!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009 02:09:29 PM »

Thanks!
Oh, and to answer questions...
I know some of them have carried it on, as suddenly the little kids have been taught to crochet (by my students), which brings me to my next answer.  The students in my class are 16-18, and of the 11, 6 are guys. (And, actually, when I taught them to knit, it was one of the guys who picked it up the quickest and proceded to knit a great scarf that was even, and blemish free! Which is actually better than I can do most of the time!)
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009 02:18:37 PM »

That's great.  I know a recently crochet has been a bit of a thing for boys to learn.  It's good they can do this, even if they don't use it now they may well want to take it up again later - that's what I did and I really enjoy it.
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