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Old 07-08-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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I had my first knitting classes!
I finally got to teach! I taught kids on Friday night, and adults on Saturday afternoon. I had one kid, and 2 adults. But I decided that I'm not going to cancel any classes due to small class size. If they want to learn, I want to teach!! All three were sooooo thankful that I didn't cancel too because their previous classes had been canceled (by the previous knitting teacher), so it worked out great.

The kid student (she's 14) had never knit before and I had her knitting in less than an hour!! (Kids learn sooooo fast.) The crazy thing is her mom is a really, really good knitter, but never wanted to teach her daughter!?! She got as far as casting on and gave up teaching her. I would LOVE it if my daughter wanted to knit!

In the adult class, one lady already had experience, so I taught her the level II stuff, while I taught the other lady level I. I had my level II'er knitting cables in no time, and level I'er knitting and purling within 2 hours.

Success!!! I had so much fun. I LOVE teaching people to knit!
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:22 PM   #2
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Congrats! It is so fun teaching people to knit, knowing that they'll teach other people someday, and on and on. Hope you get lots more students to teach!
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Silver, that's great! Congratulations! I wish i could attend
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Congratulations! Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and I bet your students did too
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:30 PM   #5
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You probably make learning knitting extremely fun! Congrats again!
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:45 PM   #6
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That's so awesome! What a wonderful experience - and it's so good when students have teachers who are so eager to teach! I know you've taught countless people to knit socks already (myself included), and now it's great that you're teaching people in person. I'm sure it'll be very rewarding for all involved! Bravo :D
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:51 PM   #7
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That is SO AWESOME!!! CONGRATS!!!

I wasn't sure if I could teach my DH, but he picked it up INCREDIBLY fast...I couldn't believe it!!! He looked like an absolute natural. It was exciting that I could teach him, so I totally understand your warm glowy feeling!!!
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Silver,

I have turned several people on to your sock tutorial. I'll bet you are a great teacher. I'd like to come learn too!!

I also love to teach knitting. I actually love to teach anything. Finding students is the hard part. I have found several people who say they want to learn to knit, but never get started, or people who "think" they want to knit until they learn it is pretty slow and hard at first, and give up. Sigh. I'm glad you have some students and I hope they are the obsessive, not the quiting kind. LOL

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Old 07-09-2007, 02:26 AM   #9
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Great job! It sounds like it meant a lot to your students that you taught without a large attendance. *high five*
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