A momento

My daughter goes to a Montessori school, and I love how the Montessori approach cultivates a tactile awareness of the world. The emphasis on practical life and sensorial activities ground the abstract ideas that children learn later in life to the materiality of the Now.

As a going away gift to her classmates, I wanted to leave a little something for Little A’s darling Montessori school, where they learn to finger knit while listening to Little House on the Prairie. The image of five and six year-old children quietly at work while immersed in the story is too sweet to bear.

I want to be a part of that scene and share in the pleasure and pride in creating with one’s hands, and so I spun this blue faced leicester roving from Woolgatherings into a three-ply yarn. I hope that whenever her friends and teachers work with this yarn and feel its spring and plushness, they will remember little A and feel how much she loved them.
I am feeling sad for Little A. She doesn’t know it yet, but she will miss this place.



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