View Full Version : I was hired as a knitting instructor at Hancocks!

10-05-2006, 02:58 PM
Hi all. The other day, I went to Hancock Fabrics (like JoAnn's) to pick up some denim patches. I happened to ask if they offer knitting courses, and they said no, but that they're always getting knitting questions. So I marched myself up to the manager and introduced myself. We had a meeting today, and I brought FO's and a project proposal. She was thrilled, and I am now the new knitting instructor at the store!

Get this - I actually got to go yarn shopping for free in order to make sample projects for the advertisement poster. I even found a merino/cashmere/acrylic blend that is similar to DB Cashmerino. I did buy some acrylic fun fur for the accent on a scarf, but we won't tell anyone, will we? :rofl:

I will be teaching a Beginning Knitting class, one on hats, on socks and on washcloths. Plus, I will organize a weekly stitch and bitch. Cool stuff. And I'll still be able to recommend my private knitting instruction under my business name!

It was a good day, and I thought I would share all this with you guys. I've learned a lot on this site from each poster. Thanks!


10-05-2006, 03:00 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

10-05-2006, 03:01 PM
Way to go! Good for you for having such initiative. I am so jealous of the fringe benefits!

10-05-2006, 03:03 PM

Jan in CA
10-05-2006, 03:10 PM
Good for you!! That is awesome! http://bestsmileys.com/thumbs/7.gif

10-05-2006, 03:12 PM
:woot: :woohoo: :woot: :woohoo:

Sounds like a blast!

10-05-2006, 03:31 PM
So Happy for you!
:cheering: :cheering: :happydance: :happydance: :clink: :woot: :woot: :woohoo: :yay:

Lisa Kay
10-05-2006, 03:56 PM
:woot: :happydance: :yay: :balloons: :woot: :happydance: :yay: :balloons:

Wow! Congratulations! I'd love it if my local Hancock Fabrics would offer knitting classes.

10-05-2006, 04:18 PM
Congratulations ! :cheering:

10-05-2006, 04:21 PM
Alison, what SPECTACULAR news :yay: :woohoo: How cool are you?! WTG taking the initiative and seeking the manager, how exciting! Can't wait to hear how it goes!
Our Hancocks doesn't offer any knitting classes, or anything, really, it does have a nice size section for yarn and knitting/crochet things, though.
I'm so excited for you :cheering: Wish you were at my Hancocks, it's just around the corner and a knit nite would be great!

10-05-2006, 04:23 PM
:cheering: :cheering: Congratulations! :cheering: :cheering:

10-05-2006, 04:41 PM
:cheering: :happydance: congratulations, Alison!!! :happydance: :cheering:

10-05-2006, 05:42 PM
Now why didn't I think of doing that!!! Yeah you!! :cheering: I hope all goes well. Keep us posted

10-05-2006, 06:00 PM
That's awesome! Congrats!

10-05-2006, 06:17 PM
That is so cool! Congratulations! :cheering:

10-05-2006, 06:51 PM
That's awesome!! :cheering: Congrats!

10-05-2006, 07:46 PM
:cheering: :happydance: thats wonderful!!

10-05-2006, 09:57 PM
That's awesome! HUGE congrats to you!!!