A Good Excuse to Knit

January 30th, 2013

I’ve been knitting again lately. First the seaman’s caps. Then a flurry of tiny garments for a special wee someone, who’s impending arrival is causing much excitement amongst the family and friends of a certain bosom chum of mine. And now in preparation for a series of knitting and crocheting classes at a local store.

girl knitting

It’s been years since I’ve taught knitting, and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve been brushing up on basic technique, tricks of the trade, and patterns for cables and openwork. I even started a Tumblr for the classes.

On the knitting side, I plan to offer a monthly intensive for absolute beginners, plus weekly sessions for intermediate knitters who want to expand their skills. If you’re an intermediate knitter reading this, whether or not you’re in the San Luis Obispo area, what sorts of techniques would you like to learn? What’s always baffled you? What do you wish you could do better?

As for crochet, I figure a monthly beginner class, intermediate class, and lace class will be a good mix. Any suggestions on that front are welcome too of course!

  • Lorna says:

    Fabulous image, where’s it from?

    • eva says:

      Here’s the original source:

      Mary Mapes Dodge St. Nicholas: An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks Volume XXXIV (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1907)

      But I found it on Clip Art Etc..

  • Melissa says:

    I would love a knitting and crochet class! I can do only the very basics of knitting and crochet at the moment (knit stitch and single crochet) but I would love to expand my skills with both. Let me know if you do end up holding a class. Late afternoons/nights and weekends work for me. Hope to see you soon Eva!

    • eva says:

      Will definitely keep you posted! The classes are going to start in March. I need to turn in a schedule this week, so should have details shortly. I’ve been having such a blast getting out my knitting again. It’s been ages since I felt justified in spending time on it. Right now I am knitting a sample swatch in giraffe spots with blue and maroon yarn. Funky!

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