I was preparing handouts for new classes as I return to my FIDM teaching schedule this week. I teach the same classes, but I always tweak the classes to fit the group I am teaching. I teach the same content, quarter after quarter.
It made me think about what it is like to learn things and what happens to a teacher as they become less and less connected to their own learning of that particular material. I have a memory of being frustrated learning to knit, and I remember learning to knit Continental in 1994 or '95, and I like to find new knitting things to learn, but it isn't that hard for me to learn new knitting things any more.
The Ripped Again photo at the beginning of this newsletter is to show that I have mastered ripping and returning my stitches to needles, not that I never make mistakes. I rip a lot.
Since I think about knitting all the time, I would love to know what confounds you and what stands in the way of you becoming the knitter you want to be. Yes, you! I love getting emails asking me questions
, so go ahead. Ask!
P.S. Looking for a small project to knit? Like a deadline? I am starting a test knit of these sock alternatives
. Email me
if you want to participate or want more information. All the information is also here on Ravelry
. My deadline for completion is June 1
and the pattern will be available for test knitting on Monday, April 18
. I will offer a third alternative to knit (optional) in mid-May for those who want to knit more.