I’ve never been to one and Seattle, or rather, Bellevue is close enough. I will most likely shop instead of attend workshops especially if there are discounts or even without discounts, prices in the US are competitive enough. I don’t know if it is a bad idea because I really don’t know where I could store more yarn. My one foam roller is tucked under my coffee table with the tubs and bags of yarn already and I really, really want to get a half roller.
Some of the classes look interesting though. I don’t know what I can accomplish in 3 hours so I was looking at the 3- or 5-part classes. Those focus on design and creating better fitting garments. As I’m an educator, I’m pretty finicky about how content is delivered. It’s not as simple as knowing your stuff but also knowing how to break it down into parts and adapting it to different learning styles. I’ve taken so many continuing courses where I could tell the “teacher” is very knowledgeable in his/her area but just could not teach. So instead of trying to learn, I inevitably re-create the lesson plan in my head. For for that reason, teachers are a tough crowd to teach. They think they know everything and don’t shut up. Ironic.
I used to ask my mother for knitting lessons but now I just look through books and if they don’t do the trick, I look on YouTube. Not so long ago, I asked her to show me some stitch pattern and just as I was entering her room, she worked the stitches. Even if I had eagle eyes and could see clear to the other side of the room, I would not have been able to absorb a new idea looking at it upside down. Geez. I explained my criteria, positioned myself by her side and asked her to show me again. She showed me but without slowing down the process. She knits 3 times faster than me. That was the end of that.
Do I really need more yarn?
Oh, no runs today. I did sleep for 1.5 hours after “Murder, She Wrote”. I had to because I’ve never seen this episode!
Damnit D, where do you get the energy!?