Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spencer Magnet Articles today

I'm not sure if I will continue to post the links to my Spencer Magnet articles. Today begins the subscription only website, and I know it will be difficult for my non-local readers to enjoy the articles now. I'll test it out this week and see how it goes. Please let me know how it works out for you. (Feel free to get a subscription to the paper, though, if you really want to!)

Here are my articles for this week:

  • Homemade Granola is a Satisfying and Healthy Snack - This article is about my lifelong love of granola and my more recent search for a recipe I enjoy. I've finally found one that is highly adaptable and seems healthy. (Of course, if you can't have grains, or nuts or seeds or any combination of those, then it's not for you. I seem to be fine with all of those things, though.)
  • Children and Adults Alike Enjoy Finger Knitting - This article is about an SOS class that I attended last week. SOS classes stand for Sharing Ourselves, and are community taught mostly free classes (fees are for supplies). I've learned a lot through these classes. I wish all communities would hold these. This article mentions the next classes coming up. I also pointed out that there are detailed instructions for finger knitting in the books The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule (Soulemama).

I did help out with the test session for the finger knitting class. We tried to help my 4 year old daughter do the project to see how well a child could it. Monkey Georgia is very small for her age, though, and her hands are tiny. It was hard for her to keep the yarn on her fingers. The little girl pictured in the article is 5 and she was able to do the project easily. I'm going to try to finger knit with Monkey Georgia again in a few months and see if she has an easier time of it. Sometimes they just need to grow into their bodies a bit to reach the next skill.

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