Monday, January 31, 2011

Long ago...

I was 10 years old when I started Grade 5 in Belarus. One of the new subjects starting that year (and lasting for 4 years) included the so-called "Labours" or "Trades" (Труды). The basics of the course were rooted in the a bit stereotypical notion that girls would grow up to be good in feeding and clothing the family, while boys would be expected to be handy around the house.

So boys and girls were separated into two groups. I'm not particularly sure now what the boys were taught, but we girls started to learn how to cook, sew, knit, crochet, etc. (I think here, in North America, they call it "Home Economics"). The projects started out simple - a sandwich, a scarf... and finishing with something like a nightgown.

Anyhow, many years have passed since I've picked up a crochet hook, but turns out the fingers still remember how to crochet! :)

1 comment:

  1. I did not expect U could do that!
    The hat is perfect.
    U doing well/