|This wrap has a nice organic look to it. See below to link to the PDF for this project.|
I can remember assigning a scrapbook project to a senior English class nearly ten years ago. After choosing a character in a novel he or she had read, each student was supposed to create a scrapbook from the perspective of that character. I’d shown the students clever and sometimes beautiful scrapbooks crafted by students from my previous school. These were made with cardboard, fabric, odds and ends of paper, ribbons, etc. I'd hoped these items might inspire them. After the project was assigned, though, every day, day-after-day, for a couple of weeks, one girl would come in and grump and grouse about how much money she was going to have to spend on purchasing a scrapbook and items to go in it. Her grumbling would permeate the classroom, the discontent absorbed like spilled milk sopped up by a dish towel, until there was a resounding chorus of complaint in my classroom. The gripe fest would then move beyond the scrapbook project to include other general criticisms. When this wave of dissatisfaction happened, I felt as if I would implode from frustration.
The day before yesterday I enjoyed creating a simple pattern for a head wrap and knitting it using some yarn I’d purchased last fall. The wrap is made with bulky yarn, so it works up quickly. You can access the PDF file HERE. I know spring is on its way, but this small wrap is perfect for windy days. I also know that those of my students who thoughtfully created their books by repurposing found items were ultimately proud of their finished products.