the little girls crowd greedily
Around the table, grabbing
At the tiny balls of yarn
And sitting round in circles
Of maybe five or six
They form their granny squares
To stitch together into blankets
Made with love and friendship too.
I started a crochet club at school today and it was so much fun. I felt like a few teachers were rolling their eyes and thinking it wasn’t very cool, but I had about twenty students give up their lunch time to have a go at a new skill. I even had a few boys pitch up!
My hope is that once I have them all crocheting confidently, we can make a blanket that we can sell for charity. It will be so lovely for us all to make granny squares and stitch them together into something beautiful.
Never forget that crochet and knitting is cool.