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I happened upon this 16 minute video that was on the Craft Yarn Council of America website. It is about a school who started a knitting program and even incorporated it into some of their classes (like math, history, and science.) They interviewed students, teachers, and parents and showed all of the benefits of teaching knitting to children. It was so touching, it brought tears to my eyes. I guess it is because my pastor has been thinking about ways to branch out into the community and I was thinking that I had this skill that would be great to share. There is information on the website about how to get started teaching knitting and crochet, and I know I have seen books out there as well. Anyway, this was just something I had to share with someone since everyone in my family thinks my knitting is kind of crazy! Here is a link if you don't want to have to search the website for the video: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/video.html

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Comment by Kiwi on February 16, 2010 at 3:33pm
That's lovely. In my high school, every person in the arts and crafts class had to knit a pair of mittens to donate to a worthy cause (as defined by the teacher). I think knitting is a great thing to have in schools, even if it's brought in independently.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 16, 2010 at 10:11am
Wonderful idea! Thanks for the information. --S
Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 16, 2010 at 7:47am
What a good idea! --P
Comment by tiklmelmo on February 15, 2010 at 7:47pm
that is wonderful I hope more place will do this

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