I’ve been teaching the Kids Knitting Camp this week at KnitCulture Studio (aka The Knitters Studio) and I’m having so much fun. I love teaching knitting because there is very little teaching involved, and a whole lot of sitting and knitting and fixing mistakes. And I’m good at all of those things!

The class is just two girls, ages 8 and 9. They are great and seem to be having a ball. I love listening to them chatting away while they work! I’m really sad that tomorrow will be my last day with them.

I have been thinking for a while that I’d like to offer private knitting lessons. Now I know for sure that I want to. I just need someone to teach! (Incidentally, I also think I should offer a Cooking For Bachelors class, where I would teach single guys and anyone else who needs it how to shop and how to make the basics. I have a whole lesson plan in mind, but it seems too silly to follow through on.)

10 thoughts on “Teacher

  1. Delle

    July 14, 2010 at 11:48pm

    I’d say the cooking was an excellent one to follow through on. Given the moves towards eating fresh and local it sounds likely that there would be some interest frompeople who want to do these things, but don’t know where/how to start.
    .-= Delle´s last post ..I’m so bad at updating =-.

  2. Kim

    July 15, 2010 at 5:22am

    Would there be a local market in students who are away from home for the first time? (Market to parents of course.)

    Teaching basic cooking skills would not only be very helpful, but think of the long-term good you’d be doing!

  3. Lori

    July 15, 2010 at 9:45am

    oh, i loved teaching kids to knit, too. i have such happy memories of a bunch of 7- to 10-year-olds knitting away with quiet concentration!
    .-= Lori´s last post ..curating their experience =-.

  4. Melissa

    July 15, 2010 at 9:46am

    If I lived in LA, I would totally sign up for knitting lessons. And the cooking lessons idea is great – not silly at all. Bachelors and college students?

  5. Jess

    July 15, 2010 at 11:21am

    I think the cooking class idea is a great one! My only concern is that you might accidentally limit the clientele if you brand it as “Cooking for Bachelors”. If you lived locally, I would totally have bought classes from you for a female friend of mine as a Christmas present last year. Instead, I got her a book called “Anyone Can Cook” and apologised for the condescending title when she opened it :P.
    .-= Jess´s last post ..Three days till fruity drinks =-.

  6. Holly

    July 15, 2010 at 3:07pm

    I think the bachelor cooking blass is a brilliant idea!

  7. Kim

    July 16, 2010 at 5:07am

    Oh, also the knitting class is a good idea. Post signs in knitting stores? Meet in public places? Coordinate with the store?

  8. ChiaLynn

    July 16, 2010 at 11:48am

    Given that there’s a cookbook called “How to Boil Water,” and one called something like “What Do I Do Now That Mom’s Not Here?”, I’d say no introductory cooking class is too silly (or too basic) to follow up on.
    .-= ChiaLynn´s last post ..Yes- sir – that’s my baby… =-.

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