All of the children know how to knit (including the boys). They mostly knit washcloths that they sell with our soap. It’s great because they can take their knitting with them in the car or to a meeting we need to attend. It gives them something to do with their hands. Knitting also teaches eye-hand coordination and is a great skill to have.
The children used to get paid for their washcloths when the waschloth was sold. But that caused a few too many problems. Jim and I eventually noticed that if a customer wanted to purchase a washcloth, the children would be “shoving” their particular washcloth under the customer’s nose and fighting to try to get the customer to purchase their particular washcloth. LOL
So now, when a Jonas completes a washcloth, I pay them for the washcloth and it sells whenever it sells.
While we were at Madison Chautauqua, one of our neighbors – Steve at Ayers Pottery had pottery (obviously) for sale. He had a piece that I simply could not figure out what it was for. When I asked, he told me it was for knitting.
The piece is brilliant! It holds the yarn so you can easily knit, and the ball of yarn stays put and doesn’t roll away. This saves the children time because the yarn comes out easily and doesn’t get knotted. It also has two holes that your knitting needles can stick out of when you’re not knitting.
I love things that are functional and beautiful! And Indigo absolutely loves the fact that Steve had one in purple (her favorite color!)
If you know anybody who knits, these would make a wonderful present. I don’t think he has these knitting bowls listed on his website, but you can email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’m sure he can help you. Tell him you heard about these from PJ at Goat Milk Stuff. I don’t get anything from him if you purchase one, other than the satisfaction of supporting somebody who works hard and makes a quality product.
Do you know how to knit or crochet? Which do you prefer?