University of Illinois Laboratory High School in Urbana, IL has an annual tradition that would make any young maker happy–Agora Days–a week of classes taught by students, parents, and community members about topics they are passionate about. This year Urbana-Champaign Mini-Maker Faire co-organizer, Suzanne Linder, co-taught a Knit Bomb class. Beginning and experienced knitters spent four hours together over the course of the week knitting squares, rectangles, and other mysterious shapes that were sewn together into a 30 foot scarf that now decorates the west side of the school.
The giant scarf will make a stop at the Urbana-Champaign Mini Maker Faire on April 14 from 10am-4pm where we will be hosting a Knit-In and Learn to Finger Knit booth. If you are a knitter and would like to volunteer to spend some time knitting at the Knit-In, please contact us at ucmakerfaire [at] gmail [dot] com.