I'm very excited to announce my first online knitting class via Skillshare! They actually hit me up and said I would make a great teacher on their site, so I decided to give it a whirl. You can enroll for my first class here: Intro to Beginning Knitting where you can make a dishcloth. The class is geared towards "brand new" knitters.
Also, please follow me (click button at left) and get informed when I create new classes! I'm looking for input on what types of classes people are interested in and will build my classes based on those requests.
I really appreciate the support!!
Now that I've made the official plug, I'll keep telling my story. I have been wanting to offer online classes for awhile, and my LYS where I usually teach classes is closing. Very sad! It wasn't just a store, it was a community - but the people of the community are holding together and finding new ways to connect.
In all honesty, I didn't want to publish my class quite yet - not because it wasn't done, in fact, I signed up for Skillshare's teach challenge and managed to get it all done! But I published it today, which was the first day of Mercury Retrograde. A period of time that is usually not when you want to start new things. That and the Balsalmic phase of the moon. But in order to "pass" the class, and complete the Teach Challenge, I had to get it published before the Aug 31st deadline.
Sadly, I have a feeling the success of the class will be reflected by the poor timing of the launch. And based on how Skillshare prioritizes classes, the grace period ends in two weeks (and Mercury won't be direct by then). But alas, maybe it will all work out and I need to re-examine my beliefs!! (<-- "re" words are key for Mercury retrograde times, and re-examining beliefs are an effect of Saturn in Sagittarius). So chin up Gen, it will all work out how it should!
Meanwhile, I have a couple more blog posts to write and update you on things!
I started knitting in 2005, but have been crafting all my life. Knitting quickly became my obsession and I love to keep the needles in my hands as much as possible.