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monzogary
09-06-2006, 04:28 PM
I had to post this here as I know you all would understand how cool this is! I wandered into my local Micheal's store today looking for a skein of wool, and they had signs in the yarn area saying they were looking for a knitting instructor. I inquired about it at the service desk, and its a very part time position, like 1-2 times a week, and no specific time set for it, they can work around my schedule. So I applied right then and there! Now to try and convince myself I can actually teach other people to knit. I have no idea what they expect yet, but from what I've seen there before, their classes seem to be mostly for beginners. So I will just wait for a call from them whenever. Wish me luck!

Amber
09-06-2006, 04:35 PM
That sounds soooo cool!! I hope you get the job!

knitqueen
09-06-2006, 04:35 PM
Good luck!! That's a really neat opportunity and you never know where it might lead. Yarn discounts too, probably! :happydance:

XbelovedXoneX
09-06-2006, 04:35 PM
good luck!!!! I've thought about doing something similar as well, but I lack the confidence in my skills... oh, and I live in SE michigan too!

Celine
09-06-2006, 04:41 PM
How wonderful. :cheering: I hope you get it. Will you get a discount too?? That would be really great for your pocketbook and your yarn stash.

nadja la claire
09-06-2006, 04:49 PM
:woot: :cheering: That is so cool!!! Be confident, you can do it!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Nadja xxx

kellyh57
09-06-2006, 05:08 PM
I'm an instructor at Michaels and love it! (Wilton cake decorating...not knitting.) Anyway, our knitting instructor works 2 stores in the area. She usually does beginner class every other week then a more advanced class the other week- cables, fair isle, etc. In the beginner class it's just knit and purl. You make 90% profit from your fee. So, if you charge $10 and have 5 students, you make $45.

Perks- 25% discount at the store, free classes- you can take any class they offer (that's where I learned to knit), you're a store employee so they do take out taxes, and most of all, new knitting friends!

Lieke
09-06-2006, 05:13 PM
that sounds really great.

rebecca
09-06-2006, 05:32 PM
:cheering: :cheering: How cool is that?! Good luck :cheering:

chan58
09-06-2006, 06:01 PM
Wowsers!!!! That is so awesome!!! Big huge GOOD LUCK to YOU!!!! :cheering:

aineepooh1
09-06-2006, 06:17 PM
Great!
Micheals is where I took my kniting class (twice!) and yep, I was definitely a beginner. The first time there was only 2 other people there besides me. the second time it was me and one other student. she had some experience and she was asking about YO, SSK, while I was trying (despearatly) to CO!
Good Luck and it's great you are willing to teach.. because someone like you DID do it someone like ME now can do it too!!
:muah: :muah: :muah:

kemp
09-06-2006, 06:25 PM
Wow, that would be so fun! Hope you get it :)

AnreeAce
09-06-2006, 07:46 PM
:cheering: :cheering:

Good Luck!

JillAZ
09-06-2006, 09:15 PM
That sounds great! GOOD LUCK!!!

Mo0nAngel
09-06-2006, 11:30 PM
That is soooo great!!! :D Hope you get the job!! I'll be praying for ya!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

kimmie
09-06-2006, 11:32 PM
Yay!!!

:heart: kimmie

dustinac
09-07-2006, 08:42 AM
:cheering: that would be wonderful!! fingers crossed for ya

monzogary
09-07-2006, 08:46 AM
Thanks everyone! I keep waiting for the phone to ring, even though its been way less than 24 hrs LOL! I'll let y'all know when I hear anything.

cheesiesmom
09-07-2006, 10:32 AM
I'm in SE Michigan, too. You'll have to let us know which Michaels you'll be at. (I know you'll get the job!!)

cookworm
09-07-2006, 03:52 PM
Yah Mary!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: This will be great!!! You can set your own hours, and be doing something that you love!!!! I hope everything works out for you--good luck!!! :balloons:

monzogary
09-11-2006, 08:38 PM
Well, I finally got a call today! I went there today and I talked with the lady who called, and I showed her some of the things I've knitted and did a questionaire, and I got it! I will be going back on Wednesday evening to meet the manager and fill out the rest of the paperwork, and I will be starting as soon as possible. Now I need to find ideas for classes because I get to pretty much do whatever I want that people may be interested in. My brain is in overload right now trying to process everything. I'm excited and scared and I don't know what else all at the same time! :woot:

cookworm
09-11-2006, 10:17 PM
Yay, yay, yah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :balloons: :balloons: :balloons: This is SO GREAT--I'm very happy for you!!!!

SabrinaJL
09-11-2006, 10:21 PM
Congrats! The Michael's near me is hiring and I would SOOO apply if I weren't moving in 2 months.

Mo0nAngel
09-11-2006, 10:48 PM
yay!!!!! congrats on your new job!!!!! that is just awesome!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

Shavon
09-11-2006, 11:40 PM
:woohoo: Congrats on getting the job!! That is great news!! You have to tell us what kinds of things you decide to do for the class. Wow, what a fun job that will be!

alchemyfyr
09-12-2006, 12:01 AM
Hi. It sounds like fun to teach others to knit. How long have you been knitting yourself and would you consider yourself to be advanced? What type of projects will you teach people? I recently started knitting again and just finished my first sweater. I am thinking of taking classes at my local Michaels soon. Good luck!

kellyjo32
09-12-2006, 06:03 AM
Congrats!! That's so exciting!! :cheering:

mulene
09-12-2006, 08:47 AM
:woohoo: :cheering: :woot: congratulations!!!! :sun: :balloons:

kemp
09-12-2006, 01:05 PM
Very cool! Congrats! You ought to talk to KK for ideas about subjects for class. I know she has done a clog class but I'm not sure what else.