The Week That Was: Teaching Knitting & Embracing Autumn

The Week That Was: Teaching Knitting & Embracing Autumn

The Week That Was: Teaching Knitting & Embracing Autumn

October 6, 2014 | Events, Reads | 2 Comments

Autumn is here, there is no two ways about it. Or as I like to think of it Knitting Season!

OK, Yes, so you can knit the entire way through the year, and I’d happily do that (hours int eh day permitting) but there is something far more satisfying about knitting during the colder months. Its one of this things that makes you just feel cosy just to think about it.

Last week I was invited along to the Crafty Goat Ice Cream Parlour to get busy with some lovely people to share an introduction to knitting – I know what a great way to spend the afternoon! Not only was I on hand to teach knitting and share some skills, but the wonderful Kirsty from KirstyMCDesigns was present demonstrating and sharing tester sessions of spinning.

TWTW KnittingOne of my favourite parts of teaching is being a witness to a person learning something new. The process is different for everyone – and each and every time it is a fantastic feeling watching them accomplish something completely new.

TWTW Knitting 2After the session I was lucky enough to spend some time with Kirsty having a little taster session of my own on the spinning wheel. Having never even sat at a spinning wheel this was a pretty steep learning curve for me. And, by steep I mean, wow do those spinners ever make this look easy! It is surprisingly difficult to get to hands and feet to work independently – and that’s coming from a girl who is usually driving a sewing machine! I would most certainly love to spend some more time trying my hand at this incredible craft.

It has been fun spending some time knitting, and getting wrapped up in cosy handkints for the chilly morning dog walks. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’ve promised to dedicate a lot more time with yarn (knitting and crocheting) over the coming weeks!

Cowl1But, if you are looking for something cozy to knit right now…how about checking out this Cosy Autumn Cowl or as it is October – or Socktober – how about making your own handknit socks?
SockMainDo you find that the change in season has an impact on the projects that you make or the crafts that you want to work on? What are you working on right now?

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    October 7, 2014

    so fun, teaching people to knit! I have a whole technique for teaching someone, but it’s got to be a one on one, the way I do it. And I love your cowl and socks!

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      October 13, 2014

      Oh! I’d love to know more about your technique- sounds fun! One to one is always a lot more enjoyable, seeing people pick it up! You’re left handed, aren’t you? Does that make teaching right handed people tricky, or not so much?

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