I got the word today that my knitting with wire class at Urban Knitter has 16 students – YEOW! Luckily, I have a most excellent knitting friend, Alison, who took the wire class with me before, is an established teacher and will help me with the class. Woohoo!
I love it when the classes fill up – this was a surprise, though! I spent a bit of today shopping for some great beads for the class and getting some new wire at a new local source because I’d only been counting on 6 or 7 students. Can you say, “Low on stock…?” That’s the kind of problem I like to have, though!
I also spent a good part of today driving down to Ocean Grove to check out a few alternative locations to The Shawmont (where we had our last retreat) I’m aiming to have this sometime in May, probably the weekend of 5/22-23, but it’s not set in stone. I’d love to get feedback from readers who might come and have preferences about dates and what kind of class I should teach. Knitting with wire is high on my mind…
I also think I’m going to try to structure the weekend differently this time in hopes of reducing the overall fees for participants – I think I want to just get a block of rooms and pair folks up (who want to be paired up, of course) and see how low I can keep the overall costs. I can’t see any way around eating out for some of the meals, though – but perhaps we can keep that to a minimum… There will, of course, always be an option to have a private room if someone wants that!