Here's an article I ran across that some of you might find interesting. Apparently lots of grammar school children of a certain age are almost knitting. According to this article it's the biggest kids' fad of the year. I wonder how these kids would react to a teacher who could actually knit these things. For your consideration:
My first (and probably last for a good while) lacework project. Will be Christmas gift for partner's mother.
Pattern: Bare Branches by DROPS Design
Yarn: Bolivian Alpaca (given to me from a friend who lives there).
Weight: Sock, Fingering, Baby TO Sport, Baby (Label indicates a US 4 needle)