Every year, for 5 days in July, Meher Spiritual Center changes form, and becomes ‘the land of the young’.
The kids are between 14-17 years old, the group leaders – maybe 24. You can count the number of people above 30 years old on one hand (OK, I’m exaggerating – 2 hands. But not more than that!).
My excuse for being permitted to be there (for 1-2 hours a day) is called ‘knitting workshop’, and as of last year we added crochet too.
Even though only few people participate, I like to come up with new designs for the occasion.
The challenge: teach a teenage how to knit/crochet in 45 minutes + have them come out with a product in hand.
The plan for this year is:
Knit: start a fingerless glove (knit sideways, 25 sts #8US). If all they had time for was 2” – fold and make into a cell phone holder. Otherwise, make into the glove.
Bind-off serves to sew together.
start a spiral/snail and continue it to earring, key-chain, bracelet, anklet, necklace, belt or guitar strap.
I tried them on – they are fun and comfortable to wear (cotton), and I admit I did not want to take it off.