It's official, I am now the faculty adviser for our knitting club. I'm going to try and inspire more boys to give it a go. So, in my great wisdom, I'm going to start off with having the kids make their own needles. If I get boys, I think this will be a good start. (Also, I don't have a lot of needles for the kids to work on).
Linda, the teacher who did it last year is also going to do it with me this year but we have a few different approaches. She thinks we should start with a whole bunch of needles with cast on stitches and just let them knit the first time. I think her idea has merit; however, I'm not sure what the best hook is.
Anyway, after the basic classes of cast on, knit, purl, I was thinking of giving the kids a range of one skein projects to pick from. Linda is hoping that they could create some items to sell at the Holiday Bazaar. She also mentioned the Linus Project.
So, in a nutshell, I'm really excited but don't quite know where to start.