Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Combining Skills and Young Knitters

For a long time I've been looking for a way to combine my love of knitting with my career as a writer/editor. Okay, I admit that one reason I wanted to do so was so I could deduct the costs of my knitting supplies from my taxes. Well, I've figured out a way to do it.

I've started writing a book about two young girls who become friends over knitting and two cats needing help that live far away. Here's where I need some help. Not having or even knowing any kids between the ages of eight and twelve, I'm not sure what these girls would be knitting. One of the girls is quite skilled, the other is just a beginner. Does anyone have any ideas of what they could be knitting?

I'm also working on a book of Lily M's patterns that will eventually be available at least as an e-book.

5 comments:

Kim said...

Some items that I have seen girls knit are: scarves, purses/bags, wrist warmers, mittens, sweaters, socks, necklaces/chokers/bracelets and rings.

I hope that this helps some. Can't wait to read more about this.

Ida said...

Thanks Kim!

Sta12s said...

I have cousins in at the age of 12 and they would definitely be knitted leg / arm warmer (especially the kind of are warmers that you stick your thumbs through).

The key thing of them would be that they would knit things for their friends (because kids at that age are always on the phone and keeping in touch with their friends).

And another thing I've noticed about my cousins is how small their world is (which is basically what happened at school that day and how the world will end if anyone talks bad about them).

Good Luck!! :D

Sta12s said...

I have cousins in at the age of 12 and they would definitely be knitted leg / arm warmer (especially the kind of are warmers that you stick your thumbs through).

The key thing of them would be that they would knit things for their friends (because kids at that age are always on the phone and keeping in touch with their friends).

And another thing I've noticed about my cousins is how small their world is (which is basically what happened at school that day and how the world will end if anyone talks bad about them).

Good Luck!! :D

Cindy said...

I have taught knitting to 6, 7, and 8th graders for around 5 years now as a part of a parochial school elective program. The girls like novelty yarns, like pink and purple, and fun fur is big. This past semester they all wanted to try hats, and when I taught them to make a pom pom it was like I had unlocked the mystery of life!