Saturday, March 8, 2008

4-H and fibre arts

All the homeschoolers I know are uber crafty. Everyone always seems to have a piece of knitting, crocheting or embroidering in their hands. They talk of spinning and felting. I feel so craft challenged. It's not that I can't do these things, it's just that I don't feel a need to do them.

The other day I thought I'd do some crochet work. OK, so now what? I don't wear sweaters, nor does any member of my family wear sweaters. That ruled out a sweater. How about a felted purse? Colyn across at Apron Strings made an absolutely beautiful felted tote that inspired me. The only problem was that I have no need of an extra tote. I went on and on through the list and realized that I didn't want or need anything crocheted. Since I didn't need anything, I couldn't see the point in doing any crocheting. Same went for knitting and sewing.

Looks like I am going to continue to be the lone uncrafty homeschooler in our group.

Ben and Shira are desperate to learn to knit, crochet and sew. Both have made hats with those knifty knitter thingies and as I wrote on my blog the other day, Shira is learning to sew. The problem is that their mom is just not inspired to teach them.

Yesterday I happened on the perfect solution to this little problem. Shelley, a very talented and energetic homeschooler in Norfolk is starting a 4-H club dedicated to fibre arts. I quickly signed up the sprogs before all the spaces filled up. I even offered to be a volunteer, but as Marc said, what use will I be at a fiber arts club. I think I'll be the crowd control volunteer.


louise said...


Have you thought about making a kippa for Ben.


Shez said...

He has three. Nice idea though.