Smoky Mountain Colors

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Last Night's Knitting Class and Teaching Update

It's been 24 hours and I'm still pretty excited about last nights knitting class. There are 7 ladies, varying in experience and I hope they had as good of a time as I did. The brand new knitters got to cast on and knit, and the experience knitters worked on projects they brought or started there. I can't begin to tell you how nice these ladies are and how much I am looking forward to knitting with them. Before class started I had a call from one of my students from last month that she, her daughter and two grand daughters wouldn't be able to make it, but would be there next week. I think they will really enjoy the new ladies. Another woman brought her grand daughter last night and that was really wonderful. I love it, when that happens. I also have another mother/daughter "team" in there. They are so funny.

I haven't really posted much about the classes and the private lessons I teach, but today just seemed the day. Yesterday, Hobby Lobby called me and said that they have an opening in the schedule and I can now have day classes ALSO. (yesterday, was happy dance day, LOL) So I think that set the tone for the rest of the day.

My Monday morning student is progressing so fast. I have met with her 3 times now, 2 hours each and she is ready to start the Branching Out Scarf. I gave her some choices and it looks like this is going to be just what she needs to take her to the next level. She has all ready made a Multidirectional Scarf. She is a real go getter and tackles knitting with everything she has. She's made several scarves for family members and I think the Branching Out scarf will let her learn the first steps in lace, and yet, keep the project small that she can finish it in a reasonable amount of time.

My Tuesday morning student just got back from a cruise. She left the day after Christmas and celebrated New Year's on the sea. I'm so jealous, I've never been on a cruise. This is her 6th. She is absolutely wonderful. We get along so well. I love just talking with her, she is one of those kind of ladies that you feel you have known her all your life. Today during her lesson I talked with her about coming to the new day classes in Feb. and I think she is going to. Her progress has been slow and steady. She knows enough that she can tackle some pretty good projects. I can't wait to see where she goes with her knitting.

So that's the update. I have some new things on the needles. A bunny hat for my daughter's best friend. She is so into bunnies that it is scary. So I found the hat in the Stitch N Bitch Nation for a baby and converted it for an adult. I am about 1/4 way done with GT's Saxon Braid scarf. And I've been messing around with different ideas in knitting bandana's for Gunther. Now you know I can't leave him out. LOL. Speaking of Gunther, I'll be updating his blog tomorrow afternoon. My little boy is 5 months and about 75 pounds now. Ok, bragging over.

Have a great night, knit until you are relaxed and smile.


Diana said...

Isn't it wonderful when you get to do what you love and earn money too! I just love knitting and chatting.

Don't take too long updating G's blog! I'm waiting for new pics.

Cathy said...

It's sounds like you have a very fun and rewarding teaching experience. I agree with Diana, you are very lucky to knit and get pay for it.