Teaching a child the value of money can be quite difficult and I've only really felt it hits home when they start earning their own funds and realise that their long suffering parents are no longer willing to open their wallets.
When our son recently lamented that he needed to buy a birthday present for a friend and he was having liquidity issues, I suggested that perhaps he make something instead. Surely there has to be some benefit to having a mother with a yarn stash?
The joy of loom knitting is that it's so easy even a non-crafty person can pick it up quickly. He used the tutorial videos featured in our Charity Knitting blog post and was soon on his way.
The yarn he chose is Bendigo Woollen Mills "Classic" yarn in Raffia and Tasman Blue. A combination that works really well on the loom when using double strands.
It has to be said, there was some complaining along the way, but I'm sure the recipient won't make comments like "It's too wide", "That's really scratchy" or "It looks too homemade"... you know, the kind of comments that mums usually get when they spend hours making something for their offspring!!
Happy Loom Knitting
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