Just before the holidays, I gave my Secret Snowman friend at work some yarn and knitting patterns for mittens. She has been valiantly working at learning how-to, bringing in her works-in-progress for some assistance after school.
Today, as we were working on the pattern, a young lady on my quiz team wandered in, seemed interested, so I handed her a pair of needles and got her started. In seconds, she had the hang of it.
"I like to knit...," said another student wistfully, waiting for the late bus.
Mid terms exams? Fiddle dee dee! Let's learn something really useful!
And so it begins...