"I've got more," he said proudly.
The private school, tucked away near the Talbert Nature Preserve, incorporates handwork into its curriculum. The school starts students in first grade with weaving and knitting, and trains students to build upon such skills with each grade, said handwork teacher Angie Meier.
Meier, who learned the art of handwork in Switzerland, guides the students from knitting to crocheting in third grade, cross stitching and basket weaving in fourth, double-pointed needles in fifth, hand sewing in sixth up to using sewing machines in middle school.
The students make a series of projects with functional purposes, but they get more out of the lessons than just a colorful flute case or hat, she said.
Handwork nurtures the children's fine-motor skills while helping them developmentally and teaching them about patience, Meier said.
For students though, the lessons are just a good time.
"I think knitting is really great," said 8-year-old Helena Alaghband. "I don't know why. It just makes me feel better when I'm sad."
The skill has also given students an usual way to spend time with their families. Brooke Wenger, 8, said she knits with her mother, and Sebastian said he will knits with his grandmother when she is in town. His grandmother is really good at knitting, but he is confident he will get to her level one day, he said.
Knitting is part of the culture at Waldorf School, said Denise Ogawa, the director of development.
The school has its own store, Company of Angels, that sells everything needed for parents to hold their own handwork classes at home.
The store is the weekly meeting place for a group of parents who do their own craft projects, said Rachel Skelly, the store's employee and craft group coordinator.
The group gives parents a chance to learn the skills their children are learning in the curriculum, she said.
The children, though, are also doing crafts on their own time. Brooke said that, at home, she tried to make a leash for her Australian shepherd, named Bo, but it didn't work out.
"It was made of yarn and he kept taking it off," she said.
Lotus Lazzara said she is using her knitting skills to turn a profit. The 8-year-old started her own business selling her scarves for $5.
"It's really fun and I get a lot of money," she said.