Knitting supplies can be expensive and I suggested that everyone bring their own needles. Then, Ben and his little gang of French street urchins, asked to do knit too. I added up all the needles I would need to supply and realized I needed a different option.
I was actually working on a YW lesson when I stumbled upon a link about making your own knitting needles. You can check it out here. It's the perfect solution vs. having to invest in some more expensive needles as a beginner.
|Dowels and dowel caps purchased at Hobby Lobby for less than $5|
|I already had the sharpener. You only need a few turns to sharpen them just right.|
|After a light sanding they were ready for a thin coat of wax. |
You could use oil, but I just grabbed an old taper candle and started rubbing.
Knitting and purling, we clicked away to Jean Valjean's suffering. We practiced our lines and our stitches. A successful rehearsal....and knitting lesson.