This and That


The list that brings me joy:

-fluffy comforters and quilts during this cold snap
-knitting the sweater that is near completion and dreaming of wearing it soon
-an ankle brace!!
-woolly socks and warm mitts
-sliced cucumbers for a snack that echoes summer

I had so much fun teaching my first knitting classes.  I loved seeing what colors were chosen.  If only you could have heard the thinking going on after the cast on!  I take for granted what I can do with my eyes closed.  Teaching others to knit became a moment of stillness in time to stop and observe.  As they left I wondered which ones would continue the knitting as their craft.  Some? All?  Would they be the kind that pick it up and put it down over and over until the "aha" moment, r be like me all those years ago, stubbornly determined to get it.  Pushing myself to continue and yes there were many many tears shed because that is how I get-emotional.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!  We are getting a bit of snow and I'm going to thoroughly enjoy it because it's supposed to disappear with in a week with warmer temperatures heading our way!


Comments

  1. I am so glad you had such a super time teaching your class Karen, helping create new knitters in the world must be an awesome feeling.

    Now, what is the stunning purple yarn in your photo? I am having some serious yarn envy ;)

    Enjoy the snow, we are colder this morning, but sunny.

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  2. Glad you had a great time teaching :) love the bowl in your photo :) have a wonderful weekend sweetie

    Bee happy x

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  3. I would love to teach knitting. I have taught individuals before, but not a group. How fun! Tami

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  4. Loving your photo today! Perfect mix of color, fiber and warmth on this cold New England morning! Hoping the ankle brace brings comfort...or at the very least a little stability in this icy time. Stay warm and congrats on your first class ~ I bet the knitters went away excited and inspired (I do hope you showed them some of your finished projects!) Have a wonderful weekend :) ~ Paula

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  5. I repeat, I wish I was there to take your class...or just be a fly on the wall. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Enjoy your snowy weekend! We will be doing the same here too! And an ankle brace? Oh my! Hope this weekend brings rest and healing too!

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  7. Glad your first class went well! Happy weekend!

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  8. " ...stubbornly determined to get it. Pushing myself to continue and yes there were many many tears shed because that is how I get-emotional. ..."

    um.....me. me. me.

    So proud of you. Some may not continue, but some will and you'll know them for years and they will give you many thanks for being a great teacher.

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  9. Sounds so fun and rewarding. I taught myself to knit when I was in bed with a cold and bored silly. I wish I'd have had a teacher, but I got there in the end :)

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  10. Love the photo-- the yarn colors are sooooooo pretty!

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  11. What a great gift to share. It is amazing how much you know without thinking about it. Enjoy the snow and cool weather. I am hoping our drive next week is smooth with little snow!

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  12. I really enjoy teaching people how to knit and or sew. But most of all I love seeing them finish project and the smile on their faces. Enjoy your snow !

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  13. It's so inspiring to see you out there sharing your talents! I'm enjoying a little snow today, well at least until I eventually need to grab a shovel. Cheers!

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  14. I love the bowl of yarn! Yay for loving teaching!! And yay for ankle braces. I hope it's feeling better. Enjoy your snow!!

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  15. I'm so glad your class went well!!!! You've given each and every one of those students a gift---some will cherish it and some will eventually discard it, but for the ones who 'get it'----as we both know....they'll never be quite the same again!!!

    hope the ankle is feeling better.

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  16. Lovely post! There is always joy in the ordinary when we look for it. Wish I could be in your knitting class. Enjoy your weekend.

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  17. Oh sorry to hear about your ankle Karen...I hope the brace helps.

    Glad to hear about your class too... I've never taught knitting to more than two people at a time. It must be daunting to teach more...but so rewarding to know that you've shared a skill that can bring so much joy and creativity to others.

    Enjoy the snow this weekend.
    Deb

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  18. Your bowl of yarn looks lovely. So happy to hear you enjoyed teaching your first class, those are some lucky ladies. Enjoy your weekend, we are getting snow right now :)

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  19. I'm sure you have so much knitting knowledge to share. They are lucky ladies to be in your class. I wouldn't even know where to begin to teach someone to knit.

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  20. I envy you a little, what I wouldn't do for snow right now. All we have here is rain and more rain.

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  21. Love the rich colors of the yarns here....and the beautiful cearamic bowl. I bet you are such a wonderful teacher- where do I sign up?!
    (Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog Karen)
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  22. Enjoy your dose of the white stuff when it comes. Our snow has melted away now, all we have are puddles.

    I hear you on teaching folk to knit, every time I teach a class I have the exact same thoughts.

    Thank you for the get well wishes, very much appreciated :D

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  23. Aw, I wish I could have been there for your class - I bet you were an awesome teacher! I have a frame that's just like that, except all brown tones. Love it!

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  24. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I knew you would be a natural… xo

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  25. I'm so glad to hear your knitting class went well! It always amazes me watching new knitters learn to knit and wondering if they will continue on or not after lessons.

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