Julia of Knitting History is hanging up her hat. Julia was one of my very first blogging buddies. Her life has become too busy – as we all know, blogging is a huge time investment and Julia has a dissertation to write. Her site focused not only on her own projects, but on the history of knitting. Julia’s sidebar is a wealth of historical knitting pattern links. If you have an interest, get over there and bookmark them, she will be taking her site down and that info will be gone. Anyway, my best wishes go with her and I certainly hope she checks in every now and again. ~sniff~
I am using Typepad’s delayed posting feature. Tomorrow morning I will be stuck in rush hour traffic on my way to work. I have been teaching a knitting class at a Wellness Center on Thursday mornings. The class runs for an hour and a half. As ridiculous as this is – in the morning, it takes me an hour to get there! In fact this drive should take approximately 25 minutes, but such is the nature of the Long Island Expressway at 8:00 a.m.
I have been thoroughly enjoying this little job of mine. Everyone I have met is so enthusiastic. Many of them really don’t need a knitting class — they just need a small dose of confidence and the ability to correct mistakes. Somehow, learning to pick up a dropped stitch is a turning point. If you know you can fix it, then you aren’t afraid to make the mistake and it frees you. You can relax and enjoy.
Do you remember that magic moment? the moment when it hit you – that you can simply pick up that stitch. that you didn’t need to panic and run screaming to your LYS, or in my case call your Grandmother long distance and lash out at her in unattractive ways?
thank God that woman loved me enough to put up with that shit …. and I did call back and apologize – I may have been cranky, but I wasn’t a complete ass. And I was always her favorite, so she must have forgiven me …..