Knitted blankets (Charity Knitting)

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Spring Term evening classes running!

For the first time ever my hand knitting evening classes are running. Learn to Knit the Professional Way runs over ten sessions in the first instance, with learners having the option to leave or to rejoin the following term to continue learning. The classes are for beginners or improvers, each working side by side.

The classes start on Tuesday 12th January in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Full details in the right hand column of this Blog. Or visit

If the Day School was anything to go by, much of the first session will be taken up with learners filling in forms, so we'll have an enforced prolonged ice-breaker. To finish the session we'll go into Health and Safety, tools and accessories, types of yarns. No point in knitting something up in a beautiful yarn if the yarn isn't suitable for the purpose.

I am worried about transport. I don't drive and Dave's arthritis means that he will not always be able to act as chauffeur. The bus routes and times have been changed since I agreed to teach and now it's a drag to get to and from the local bus stop and home, finding a convenient bus to arrive in good time but not too early (and what if it's running late?), and coming home means a long wait for a bus or a long walk to St Ives bus station. Taxi fares will eliminate my evening's earnings. Perhaps time for a rethink about the next academic year.

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