I've been knitting and crocheting since I was 10 years old. I think when you are a seasoned knitter or crocheter you take it for granted and that excitement you use to have has shifted. I think we forgot the thrill and excitement we felt when we first had a pair of knitting needles or crochet hook in our hands for the very first time. I know I can't remember. Oh, we are still excited but not because we are starting to learn how to knit or crochet but over that new issue of a knit or crochet magazine with just the pattern we want to make, or meeting up with friends at a fiber festival, knit and crochet group or sharing what we have added to our already large stash of yarn.
These days have been a little glum given my job situation so sometimes I didn't feel like teaching. But when I looked at the excitement of my students, their smiles and joy they show and the thrill they express when starting to learn how to knit or crochet my excitment starts all over again. It especially shows when they express those words, "I can knit/crochet" and when they complete their first project.
Teaching has brought such a wonderful joy to me and meeting so many that want to learn has expanded my love for the craft and I get excited to learn more and do more so that I could share with my students. So thank you for bringing so much joy to my life and making me proud to have been the one to get you started on your craft journey.
I want to give a big round of applause to all my students for learning something new, for returning to something old, and to sticking to it. Even though I told you that it was a stress reliever, at first nothing new destresses, it usually adds just a tad bit of stress until you find your comfort. That has not stopped your desire to learn more. Hurray for all of you and I hope many more years of enjoyment as you continue to step out of your comfort zone, create and have lots of fun.
Keep having fun and learning more with your craft in this New Year and beyond.Kind Regards,
Your Knit and Crochet Teacher