At the risk of sounding like a geezerette, I must say how heartening it is to see young people take an active interest in knitting and crocheting. My godmother taught me to knit when I was around seven, and I never forgot how to, despite many years of not knitting at all.

So here are photos of the garments crocheted by Kate and Georgina after only two classes with Marlaine, who thoroughly enjoyed helping them along their yarn path..

This is Kate, showing off the bum warmer she crocheted for her mother. She thinks she might put a frilly scarf yarn around the bottom edge.

This is Georgina with what started out as a bum warmer but turned into a shoulder warmer.

And here they both are–two talented young yarn artists. We’ll be watching them to see what they do next. You go, girls!