Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Went to the market today, and thanks to the grey skies, wool was in everyone's mind...lots of knitters and especially loving to see the young boys knitting. It seems Waldorf schools teach knitting in the primary grades to help with the coordinating of fingers, and later on four needles as a tool for teaching math. So sane and what a great school for kids to go to, I wish I had had one available for my child and grandchild. It is also fascinating to see the colors that the kids are interested in, usually bright, they love the neon greens and bright florescent pinks..Myself I am still obsessed with the pale corals to peach tones...a good day for spinning at the market and lots of attraction for the wheel workings...I love to spin at the market as I don't have to really pay attention to the crowds until I see someone who is obviously a fiber freak, and then we can have at it...so much interest and connection with fellow fiber freaks...

1 comment:

BigAlice said...

That's such an interesting idea - I'd heard of the Waldorf schools and how they taught knitting, but not the reasoning behind it. Although I had a bit of frustration learning it when I was an adult. I wonder if I would have been quicker or more frustrated as a child? (laugh) My hand-eye coordination is not so good.