If you are a regular reader to our blog, I do not have to tell you all of the wonderful reasons people knit. What I do want to tell you is that our knitters are starting younger and younger every year and this year is no exception. Plain and simple, kids want to knit! And we think it is great! Not only does it teach kids how to create with their hands (a lost art in many respects) – it also has been proven to help with following directions, fine motor skills, and even mathematics.
Over the summer, we launched an initiative to sponsor Hoboken Elementary and Middle School educators who were interested in offering knitting clubs at their schools. Many teachers took us up on the deal – which offered free knitting lessons to the educators themselves, and a sponsorship of supplies to the schools where they teach.
Well, I am happy to report that there are many new local knitting clubs under-way!
Below are a few pictures from one such club – taken by Hoboken Charter School Educator Courtney Leahy. Thanks for all of your hard work, Courtney. Your students are doing great - and we are happy to see so many smiling faces!
If you're a local teacher and would like to get involved, please contact the shop for more details. Happy Knitting!