New Class Starts Today
And it’s my first time teaching at the new yarn store in Maplewood, Knit & Stitch over the movie theatre on Maplewood Avenue
I’m looking forward to the class – it’s the sample bag class and I just finished a session last week. I always learn so much when I teach! This past session I learned that the hemp bags take slightly longer than the wool to work up (makes sense, wool knits faster on the whole than hemp does…)
I also learned – or reinforced to myself – that synchronized knitting is not the best teaching route. Everyone knits so differently – some are speedy in texture but laborious in lace, some folks are detail oriented and some just want to get the project done. Some folks have a hard time being happy with the stuff they knit -even if it’s beautiful! – and need some gentle nudging to remind them what an amazing thing they’ve done by creating a beautiful and useful item with their own hands and imagination.
Maybe I’ll start this class by asking each person to knit up a swatch – just to see how they knit? The bottom of the bag is like a big swatch – worked in garter – we should get through that today…