Friday, June 24, 2011

National Knitting Event

Boys and girls crazy about knitting, pay attention!

Ignore the fact that we're in June and I haven't been writing here since January...

The website Tricoteiras is following the 4th National Knitting Event Rio 2011! The event is private, and since the subscriptions are already finished, there's no use in catching a plane and fly there.

But don't despair! The workshops are going live on the web! There still are many for us to watch and, therefore take part on this happening!

For what I have been reading on the internet, the event has been very well organized, the workshops have really high quality and the give-aways... ah, the give-aways... :-D

Don't waste any more time, visit the website and keep up with everything that happens till Sunday!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

You learn knitting at school – a come back!

I’ve read an article (via the Knitty Blog) from the Daily Mail, about the return of knitting to the classroom. I found it very interesting that the teachers observed many improvements in the students, especially the fact that knitting made the children talked to each other instead of playing on their phones. I honestly don’t understand why children have phones, but anyway, I still don’t have a child to analyse that need. Anywhoose, I’m really glad to know that knitting, being such an ancient art, brings back other old habits along – including the one of having good talks. J (those who attend knitting groups meet-ups completely understand that one pleasure leads to the other!)

The headmistress of the school says that knitting – also used in math and history classes – is part of a return to traditional values. I always thought that this modern world was going out of track for giving up certain things: courtesy among people, simple habits like eating at home and having family activities. Knitting (and also embroidery, sewing and all crafts that pass from generation to generation) can bring back much more than good talk among children. It can teach lots of people to turn off the TV, calm down their minds, create things with their own hands – in short, be happy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm still here

It's really hard accessing the internet lately, e-mails are blocked on my new job and the routine is really tight at home. But I never forget my blog, neither the few ones that follow it! :)

I just read that Trish Burr is going to teach an online thread painting embroidery course! I can barely wait for it, especially because she made us sure that every student will be able to take the classes at their own time - something I already know is important to me, I'm tired of letting people down saying that I'll take part of stitch-a-longs and then can't keep up...

I'm been making a few things, but I'll show them to you pretty soon!