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« on: April 29, 2005 02:08:15 PM »

I've been knitting for about 5 months now, and am absolutely in love with it. I recently taught my friend to knit, which gave me an idea: why not start up a club at my high school? (i'm a freshman). Yesterday i met with my guidance counselor, and it's all set for next year! i'll begin the year just teaching the people who don't already know- with help from some staff, knitting students, etc... and once everyone has the basics down, we'll be knitting blankets for the Linus Project (www.ProjectLinus.org). I'm very excited about this! Have any of you done something similar to this before? If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2005 08:11:20 PM »

that's so cool! i'm a sophomore and i've also been thinking about starting a knitting club at my high school for next year. maybe now i really will! thanks for the motivation and good luck with your club!


oh! and for supplies, like yarn and needles, you could ask around your neighborhood - depending on where you live, someone is bound to have some! also, you could write to yarn companies asking for donations and telling them that the blankets you are knitting would be going to charity.

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2005 01:53:47 AM »

not a club but almost all of us having our knitting with us in one of my history classes.  we have a lot of fun sharing project ideas!

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2005 06:20:57 AM »

When I was in high school (back in the dark ages) we had a little informal knitting club. A bunch of us would sit around in the hallway during free periods and knit or crochet or sew. My suggestion (among the myriad of things we didn't do) would be to find out who's in charge of clubs for your school and make it official. Then you should be entitled to dip into whatever funds are available for club supplies.
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2005 11:51:49 AM »

 At my high school(next year for me!), there is a craft club. I'm  not sure what they do (well crafts obviously),like specific crafts and what not. I think I have to join!
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2005 02:05:06 PM »

My club is definitely official! That's a great idea to request donations from yarn companies, thanks. We're also going to put up signs around town, go to knitting stores, and hold bake sales to raise money. The reason this is so exciting, besides the obvious, is that until about 4 years ago, my school was mainly athletic. then they started adding more art and drama classes, increasing the number of plays and shows, etc... Every year they add even more exciting things, so hopefully this will last, to give the nonathletic kids something fun to do.

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