As the cold wind blows and the snowflakes begin to fall, what better way to spend a cozy winter afternoon than knitting? Under the direction of professional knitting instructor Iris Kimbrough and GFS parent and knitting enthusiast Lauren Bishop, students will learn how to tie a slipknot, how to cast on and off and how to purl. They will also learn how to knit scarves and how to knit in the round to make hats. In addition to learning the basics, students will benefit from having a low-key and comfortable space in which to get to know other students whom they might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet. It is also important to note that studies have shown that knitting enhances a person’s mood, reduces stress and boosts cognitive functioning. So keep calm and knit on! The instructors will use Melanie Falick’s acclaimed instructional knitting book, Kids Knitting. Participants who wish to purchase a personal copy of Kids Knitting can do so through Active Network when registering. (Other supplies, needles, yarn, crochet hook, are included in the club fee). Please note: If you have any skeins of yarn (ideally worsted) or knitting needles you could contribute to the club, please drop them off either at Betsy Neiva’s office (behind the Front Desk in the Main Building), or with Joanne Sharpless at the Front Desk.