Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Yo Teach!!!

A real teaching gig! I am excited with a generous dollop of suitably terrified. I will be teaching a couple of classes on finishing at the Downtown Knit Collective (DKC) Knitter's Frolic next month - oh crap, next month!! I am really looking forward to it - really. But the thing is, Amanda asked me yesterday what I would do if no one came to my class(es). Not that the thought hadn't occured to me, but I had pushed it so far to the back of my mind that it would have taken considerable time & resources to get it out again. I told her that I would probably cry and she asked if she could come. That almost made me cry!! So help me out and if Finishing and/or picking up for Necklines and Buttonholes remotely interests you, please sign up. Just one person even. lol There are going to be a lot of other skilled teachers and the market is tantalizing (don't get in my way!), so even if I don't see you in one of my classes please say "yo Teach" and I'll be thrilled.

The sleeves of the Naturally Easy Raglan are blocking - no thanks to Cheeky Monkey - who is skilled at pulling the pins out. Not a very marketable skill, he's lucky that he's still cute. Don'tcha love my Hawaiin Blocking Towel? The capital letters make it an Official Name.





And I have started the swatch for the Top Secret Sweater (TSS) #2. I present the Quite Useless Photo for your information amusement?.

The kids played hockey outside on Saturday - it was a Gorgeous day!! Amanda isn't afraid to go after the ball against a Big Kid. See that snowbank to the right? It's almost gone today. Crazy weather but it sure beats actual winter.


11 comments:

  1. I am sure you will have lots of people in your classes; first teacher nerves. Of course we will want to know how many they had to turn away after the fact. Even though it is a month away - good luck and break a needle! (okay not really but perhaps in the knitting world it should be a needle instead of a leg..or maybe a hand?) :)

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  2. From your keyboard to God's ears!! Oh Cynthia you make me laugh - that's just what the Dr. ordered.
    Let's go with the "break a needle". "Break a hand" makes me break out in hives at the thought!!!

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  3. Congrats on the teaching gig. I'm glad my cats aren't the only ones who like to pull the pins out. They also like to sharpen their claws on my stryofoam board.

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  4. Congratulations on the teaching gig!! That's awesome! If I were closer to you I'd come for sure. :)

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  5. Yo Teach! Hey, that's cool. Where is this place your teaching? In Toronto?

    It was weird the other day. . . I've left being a teacher for almost a year the other day . . .and I was walking through High Park and I heard some kid yell, "sir, Sir!" I haven't been called that in a long while.

    T

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  6. No worries - I'm sure they will be turning people away! (That's what happened to me last year). I may just be one of your students! I will certainly see you at the market - I'll be the one in my Canadian team jersey with the bright yellow I KNIT bag over my shoulder...

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  7. Matthew - I will be teaching at the Knitter's Frolic at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center - at the DVP & Wynford Dr.

    Sandra - Cool!! I will be on the look-out.

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  8. Yo Teach!
    I think they are more likely to be turning people away from any class you might give.
    I wish I could go, but I don't think it's on the cards. BUT, if I do, I'm definitely going to try and get into one of your classes (if there's room!)
    liz :-)

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  9. I'll come to your class if you get me a ticket to canada! :))

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  10. Congrats! I would totally sign up but I might have a store minding gig that day. I'm sure you'll have plenty of peeps without me anyhow. People would be nuts to pass up the chance to learn from you.

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  11. I'll be at the Knitter's Frolic and I'll be sure to say, "Yo Teach!" if I manage to find you. I won't be taking any classes though. [ducking head] I'm sure you'll have plenty of students. Don't fret.

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