This week I visited a local third grade classroom to demo how wool becomes yarn. My quilting girlfriend teaches at the school, so it was a neat opportunity for me.
The kids were so excited to be part of the demo and to answer all the tough questions I had for them. It was an incredible experience and I loved it.
They were so adorable that I kinda want to either become a third grade teacher, or travel the country explaining to nine year old kids how to take a sheep and turn it into a sweater.
I took with me my new spinning wheel - a Schacht Matchless in cherry wood. It's a beautiful tool and I am enjoying not only using it to make yarn, but the way it looks in my house and even the smell of the new wood.
I created a little wool quiz for the kids. If you are ever planning on such a demo, let me know, I'd be glad to share the game with you. I printed it out on 3x5" index cards.
On quilting topics...my attention is shifting to the baby quilt that I'm hand quilting right now. My sister's new baby is not so new anymore. The goal is to finish it before her first birthday which is less than a month away.
Will I finish it?? Good question!