Friday, October 21, 2011
As Promised ..part 2
The 2nd lesson I had was actually with CRANKY knitter. She was to teach me purling. She was not thrilled and I was even less so. But I was desperate to knit and I didn't care how the information came to me...I just wanted it. At the time I am not even sure I was fully aware of her attitude towards the whole thing. It is in looking back that I have clarity on the situation. She told me the basics of purling and then told me I was doing it way to tight and I needed to loosen up...HOW COULD I LOOSED UP?? I was desperately trying to hold 2 sticks , a thin piece of yarn and a project in the making...what do I loosen up on? I left the store that night able to purl...barely.
However, there were 2 part time workers that I happened to meet one day when I ran in and they were way more fun and helpful. One woman had a book called Weekend Knitting and she was really helpful picking out yarn and leading me to a fun pattern. Unfortunately she did not work there often.
But hey, what do I know really??? I am so new at this. But I want to pass this energy on to others. I would like to teach people to love this craft. I would like to inspire someone to struggle through the learning curve. I have a long way to go before I could teach anyone anything...but getting people fired up and interested anyone can do.
Who knows if this was a good story. Probably a bit long for some of you. Sometimes I hate reading long blog posts. But I just wanted to share and remember the beginning of this amazing journey I have begun...