I am determined to learn to knit more than a garter stitch scarf, so I buckled down and started up the Knit Lab Craftsy class I’ve had in my queue for some time. I have to admit that it was not doing it for me at first. It really still is not making me love to knit. It feels like the class is going really slow. I understand that I can switch between lessons and skip parts, but I have learned that skipping around is not always a good idea. In between the lengthy discussion about yarns and needles (information I really already know), I could miss something. So I’m trudging through it, head down…determined to complete the entire class.
I was actually moaning about this the other day on my Facebook group, and then today, after watching more of the class yesterday, I realized I needed to shut up and do it. As someone who teaches general education classes which most students do not want to take, I realized I needed to think about my approach to this class differently. I’m always asking my students to be open to what they might learn in my class instead of turn themselves off and assume that this class (that they are required to take but seemly has nothing to do with their future career plans) has nothing to offer them. I found a quote that states this perfectly: “If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.”
So today on my Facebook group, I posted this quote and have new resolve that I will keep myself open to learning as I continue taking this class. And my patience is now being rewarded a little as I start the first class project, a scarf, with garter, but with lace and purl stitching at some point too.
If I just assume that I won’t learn something from this class, that I won’t expand my meager knitting skills, then I won’t.