I once tried to knit a scarf in eighth grade. Never finished it and kind of assumed that I couldn't knit. But, I wanted to give it another go. So, I signed up for a local class. Soooo fun! The teacher is a little bit scattered and doesn't give great instructions, but I'm already hooked (no crochet pun intended). I came home from class and looked up some knitting videos. This was my favorite:
So, you may be wondering why I'm taking a class if the instructor isn't that great and there are free instructions on YouTube?! Well, I enjoy in-person classes for a few reasons:
- I enjoy learning new skills (or reinforcing old skills).
- I like mixing with other creative people.
- I find direct feedback from a live instructor enormously helpful. Often they can help me with an issue very quickly -- sometimes even before I'm aware that it's a problem.
- Taking a class forces me to block out the creative time in my schedule. No one tries to impose on your creative time when you say: I'm going to class.
- I love being able to ask an instructor all of my questions and have them answered in real time!
I'm looking forward to next week's class (and hoping to make a lot of progress on this hat in the meantime). In fact, I brought my knitting with me to a lecture last night. I really enjoyed having the hand work!
So, here's my question to all of you experienced knitters: Do you have a knitting tip you're willing to share with me?
Thanks for stopping by!