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I’m blogging through the alphabet with A Net in Time & Hopkins Homeschool. This week we’re on the letter Y. In our homeschool, Y is for Yarn…

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My girls are addicted to yarn. It’s a fixture in our homeschool as they’re forever knitting or crocheting in their spare time. (Keeping their hands busy helps them to focus on oral lessons or read-aloud’s, and is a go-to for brain-breaks between meatier teaching.) They’re able to craft all kinds of scarves and other lovelies– which is more than I can say for myself, I’m afraid.

I left the knitting & crocheting lessons to grandparents, including our late Grandma Norah. Now the girls can not only boast in a skill that their mother utterly lacks, but also recall fond memories of loved ones patiently passing on the skill.


It astounds me, actually. Just last week they submitted Lego creations to the county fair —their first time— but I think next year I’ll encourage them to submit one of their yarn handicrafts, as well.

3nd place Holland lop

2nd place mermaid!

I love that they can craft practical objects with their hands. If only we kept a flock of sheep– they could harvest wool and spin it into yarn. Then we’d really be crafty! Y is for Yarn.

Related: Crocheting Plastic Bags in Africa

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