I finished the Turn A Square. I like it. It’s cute. I had seen a finished version in my local yarn shop and it seemed huge, so I actually left out the increases and it worked out well. I like the square top.
This past Saturday, I wound the unwound skeins of my teeny-tiny stash. I’m glad my mom has a yarn swift. It really turns out a nice ball of yarn. I have two skeins of lovely Koigu that I’m going to use for my next project; a pair of Turkish Bed Socks. This pattern is a few years old, but I have wanted try knitting them for a while.
The ducklings and I tried our hands at using modeling clay yesterday. We enjoyed the medium very much, but as our pieces dry they seem to be breaking very easily. That is a little disappointing. I am getting more and more use out of Learning about the World through Modeling by Arthur Auer. I’m glad I have it as a reference.
Pintail’s “Dead Horse”
Sweet little Wigeon who told me she made a train.
My Minotaur which received a lot of guff for having well-formed buttocks.
Thanks for dropping by the pond today! I look forward to seeing what other projects abound.
Using art as a vehicle for instruction is one of the reasons I was drawn to the Waldorf style of home education. One of the kids’ favorite things to do is create characters or scenes from their studies using beeswax. Beeswax comes in beautiful colors, smells delightful, and becomes very pliable when warmed. (We float our wax in hot water to help it become easier to use!) Teal, who is in the middle of a Norse Mythology block created these characters; from left to right, there’s Thor, Freya, Odin, Frigg and Loki.
Pintail, grade 1, created Minli and Dragon, the main characters from the book he is reading right now.
Then after “school” was done, the real creating began! All of the characters were outfitted with multiple changes of clothes and accessories.
I love how some of our artistic activities flow into the “play” of the day!
What are the things your children can spend hours doing?