I know I've talked before, about our 11 year old having taken up crochet.
There are phases, as with all children. Sometimes she has too many other distractions going on.
But every know and then she comes back to crochet, usually starting off following a pattern
and then turning it into something of her own design.
She has been taking it to school sometimes, and has had a negative reaction from certain girls in her class.
You know - the ones who don't like anyone being themselves.
They don't like someone who doesn't follow the crowd, fit in with what they construe is 'cool'.
But - this is now changing.
She has stood up for herself. Others at school have expressed an interest in crochet,
and she has started teaching them. They are absolutely loving it.
Not only are they enjoying it - they are making new friends and socializing in a different way.
(instead of gossip and sillyness in the playground)
It is helping some of them who have issues with bullying/anxiety etc.
Such a positive outcome I did not see coming.
Got to love a negative situation that is turned on its head!
Anyway - pictured above is the brooch that Miss 11 was
commissioned to make for a mum up at school - so exciting!!x
update :: she is now teaching her teacher how to make a granny square!!