Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Classes are a lot of fun as well as instructive. I'm taking a steeked sweater class now with a group of knitters from my LYS. It's so much fun! Since you're very young you might ask if they have a class for young people, too.
eeeek, steek! That is something I just have not gotten to. And do not know if I ever need to. But have fun learning!
My LYS does not have classes but at least get-togethers (weekday daytimes mostly). There are mostly older ladies (70 plus mostly, but younger ones in their end fifties so they are not all old). And a lot of the discussion I overhear are about basics and such.
I unfortunately do not have so much time at the moment but I am just waiting for the moment when I do... I am actually thinking of teaching a class on something. Knitting in general or maybe stranding or "making a toy" or something like this. Projects people want to make and can actually finish in due time to not loose the interest.
I would not even care much if I got paid, I guess. But I would take yarn gifts
So as soon as I get the chance to fit it into my schedule I might offer it at the shop. Maybe a "getting started" weekend might be ok for them and me... I would be especially interested in teaching young knitters (beginners and or young people), and since I am only 34 that would probably make a nice "next generation" feeling happen.