Fiona Campbell teaches Kids Knit classes in the Cramond and Blackhall areas of Edinburgh. Recently, one of her students showed her a presentation she had made about her Kids Knit classes to show her primary school class. Fiona was so impressed she thought you would like to meet her clever and inspiring little Kids Knitter. We’ve included one of her PowerPoint slides below. Say Hello to Sara!
Tell us bit about yourself Sara, how old are you and what school do you go to?
I am 10 years old and I am the youngest in my year group. I go to Blackhall Primary school where I have loads of great friends.
What are your favourite foods and what kinds of things do you like to do in your spare time?
My favourite food is any pasta dishes. In my spare time I like knitting, drawing and reading. I am more of an indoor kind of person. I also really enjoy swimming, in fact I just started a proper swimming club!
What would you like to be when you grow up?
I am not sure yet what I want to be but along the lines of a furniture designer or an architect but I would like to have lots of hobbies such as knitting, because I can make many things and I would like to write stories, I love making up my own characters and you can make anything happen in the book.
Why did you want to learn to knit?
I wanted to learn how to knit because my gran always knitted clothes for my toys and I wanted to learn how to do it myself too.
What is the best thing about knitting?
The best thing about knitting is that there is every single colour of yarn and there are also different sizes and textures so everything you make every time it’s different and you could also knit with different patterns.
What is the most challenging knitting skill you’ve learned?
The most challenging knitting skill I have learned is knitting front and back because the stitches can fall off and it is sometimes a bit irritating.
What do you enjoy most about Fiona’s Kids Knit classes?
It would probably be making things with felt and definitely knitting with breadsticks and strawberry laces, especially because you can eat them at the end! Fiona is a great teacher and she is very patient when she is teaching you new skills.
We are very impressed by your presentation – please tell us all about it! How long did it take to do? How did you decide to choose knitting as your subject? Which bit are you most pleased with?
My teacher asked my class to prepare a presentation about our hobbies and I immediately thought about knitting because I love doing it and not many people in my class know about it and how to do it. It took me a few afternoons to research and write it and then one final big slot to edit it and add in the final pictures. I was most pleased when I had finished presenting it to my class all of my feedback was positive!
What are going to knit next?
I am going to knit a toy giraffe to join my others toys on my bed. I am really excited to do it!