There is just something about seeing these little people around me with yarn and needles in their hands.
The joy that lights up their faces when a tangle of string turns into a thing!
Perhaps it is because I feel that same sense of accomplishment when I create a thing, that it excites me so to watch this magic happen.
Recently I was teaching a knitting workshop to a friend and her two children. These kids were motivated to learn partly from their natural desire to discover something new and partly because their mother encouraged them that it would be a good thing.
AND it is a good thing.
For three weeks I went to their home and coached them on the basics of knitting. It may have been me that learned the most. Each time I went, some unforeseen catastrophe had happened to their projects…and if you are a knitter you know, it is just all part of the experience.
But what inspired me was that each time, they were ready to try again. These children knew that it was worth trying again. So we would fix the mistakes or begin it again and they pressed forward, knowing that someday this skill they were learning would create all manner of endless things.
I have updated The Knitting Project lessons recently. The main update is that you no longer have to wait for friends to want to learn to knit too. Now, you can sign-up for a one-on-one course tailored just for you. I am also available as an online knitting coach for those that do not live in my immediate area and are unable to have face-to-face lessons. Click around and check out the updates, share with your friends…lets create a Nation of Knitters!
This is my new local poster. Doing my best to get folks to figure out that knitting is a real need: