At the beginning of January, I went to JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts Store, where there was a sale. 

The store in Florence, SC is less than a year old.

As I was checking out, the clerk asked if I wanted to take any classes.  Well, one thing led to another and they needed a knitting and quilting teacher.  Two of my favorite crafts!

This past weekend I taught my first knitting class. More importantly there are now three new knitters!

JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts Store Knitters January 2012

Jackie, Marcy and Pamela did GREAT!  The time flew.  They made my job of instructor easy – and fun!

We had a nice discussion about how much easier it is to learn to knit from a live instructor.  Rather than a book.  Videos are nice, yet when you’re stuck it’s nice to have the hands on of an experienced knitter.

They learned to cast on, knit, purl, bind off and even started to read their knitting stitches!  They are pretty amazing, and I’m looking forward to seeing their projects.

All of them consider themselves crocheters, so they were comfortable holding the yarn.  Sometimes juggling the yarn and needles is the most difficult place to start.  As crocheters, they are used to a single hook and yarn although I think all will do well as knitters too.

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To your healthy and happy knitting & caregiving,

Dr. InaThe Knitting Dr Logo
Ina Gilmore, M.D. (Retired)
“The Knitting Dr.”

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