Musing: Why I Love to Teach {Knitting}

Why I love to teach {Knitting}

Today, I’m releasing the first set of classes I’ve formally taught since the shop closed. I’ve been laying low for awhile, but I’m finally ready to get back out there and help people learn fun new knitting techniques and connect with others who love knitting as much as I do.

I had almost forgotten how much I love to teach, until I had a private lesson session a little while ago. As I drove home, I remembered how much fun it was to relay my special brand of knitting geekery to willing subjects. People who “get it.”

Then, I remembered that I had a goal of applying to teach at a large industry event, and the deadline was fast approaching, but I kept putting off my proposal for some reason. It’s not that I didn’t want to do it, it’s that I was scared, thinking of teaching on such a larger scale. What if they reject my proposal?

Well, here’s the thing. That doesn’t matter. It’s not my job to care if I get accepted, it’s my job to get my love of teaching out there to help as many people with their creativity and knitting as I can. So to pump myself up a little for my deadline (which is tonight!), I decided to write a little manifesto of why I love to teach.

Why I love to teach knitting…

Because we are all creative and I love it EVERY SINGLE TIME this statement is proven true. So many people need to discover this and feel it.

Because everyone needs a cheerleader to champion them, and their creativity. There is no better place than a group class to find someone who is as passionate about 3-needle bind off as you. Somewhere along the way, we forget to be kind to ourselves as we learn, and a group class can remind of us of that as we are kind to each other.

Because alone we are all capable, but together we can share so much more, grow so much more.

Because “Aha!” moments are magical whether you are the one having them, or just witnessing them in another.

THIS is why I love to teach. Teaching knitting has become a creative act for me, and I love it when I can pass along my passion for the craft, for the details, for the sneaky fixes.


If you want to come join me for a class in Southwest Missouri or Southeast Kansas in the next couple of months, check out all the new classes I’m offering here! I know registrations will fill up quick because people have been begging me for classes again for awhile!

There are even some semi-private lessons available for booking if you don’t see the topic you want to learn listed! If you have questions, just e-mail me at and I’ll be happy to help you 🙂

As Always,
Happy Knitting!

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