Many thanks to Angela from the Machine Knitters Association of Victoria for the inspiration and for actually KNITTING the jumbo yarn for us.
On the birthday day, I was "special guest" at school aftercare, with a bundle of yarny crafts and the jumbo yarn. The kids loved being a human knitting machine and the carers loved having all the kids
tied up engaged.
I'm not sure what the kids thought of it all. Some were totally into it and others didn't seem to get it at all.
There were whispers amongst the adults about leaving the kids there and going for coffee.....
We didn't. We stayed and had fabulous cake. But that deserves a blog post of its own (and I'm too exhausted to post it just now).