Wednesday,(past) I started my simple socks in the new Lion Brand Sock Ease.
Today they are 6 inches long, (that is there were 6 inches long at ) By tonight, I expect I’ll be an other inch and half longer, and I'll be ready to start the flap!
Little bits, of other knitting, are getting done… (My deadline looms!)--the weather has interfered --I need good light, and lately the weather has been all April showers!
And I am working on a multi-part tutorial—mostly because I am lazy.
There are times when I want to share, I feel like a vessel full of knitting information—Overflowing! I feel compelled to share with others, all that has been so generously shared with me.
Then again, I get pissy and short tempered when reading knitting forums, on Ravelry or else where--(What AGAIN? Some one is asking this question AGAIN? Didn’t I just answer it?)
I don’t always express it, but I do think it! (and yes, those who know me best are snickering at the idea I don’t always express it!)
But I if I set up a good tutorial, I can point beginners, (with their repetitive beginner questions) to my tutorial—and feel good about. I can feel I am helping them--with out going over the same thing, time and time again. (If they don’t like the way I’ve presented the information, they can look else where!) But at least I know I have tried!
It’s a bit self centered to point people to my blog. BUT—well, I am a bit self centered.
I am a good teacher, too; and willing to spend the time to outline the material, write it up, take and edit photo’s, and make a YouTube video when needed. Each tutorial I do, I do better (It's a learning curve for me, too, teaching this way!)
And it’s a bit of conflict for me. I teach (that is, I get paid to teach knitting!) and I realize that my knowledge is valuable. (As is my time)--and I don't want to give away the store (of knowledge!)
But I learned most of what I know, not from classes I paid for, but from aunt (real and honorary) from Grandma’s, and Bubba’s, and Nana’s –Not all my own, but a host of women who made me part of their knitting family.
I am the product of the generosity of thousands of other knitter--from hundreds of generations. (So I feel the need to be generous--and tutor for free.)
We need instruction and interaction. We need to see what we are going to do, before we start, To see what we are learning being done; to hear about it; to do it. We need to watch others do it, and to help them—or at least, be able articulate what we are doing, and get (immediate!) feed back.