Mentoring the Craft

Have you ever been asked to show someone how to knit? I was graced by my niece last fall while visiting the family in Cincinnati. She came up to me fully prepared with a ball of yarn and needles.

Funny how I’d just finished a book speaking specifically about helping someone learn how to knit as part of it’s story line. . . I told her I’d cast on for her and she would learn to do the basic knit stitch until she got the scarf as long as she wanted. My Mom then, would cast off for her and the next time I or my Mom would show her how to cast on and off as well as purl.

Birds eye view of her skills

Birds eye view of her skills

She took to it like a fiend and knit almost the entire weekend! So cool.

Me looking on and coaching

Me looking on and coaching

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