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    Intro to Knitting Class!

    Intro to Knitting Class

    Want to learn how to knit?

    Now you can!

    The Intro to Knitting video series that was previously sent last fall via email is now available as a class so that you can come back again and again to review without having to search for the emails!

    Yay! That's good news, right?

    So, if you want to take this class again, or sign up for the very first time, grab your needles and sign up for the free Intro to Knitting class here!

    Happy Knitting! :)

     

     

     

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    How to Fix Tight Cast On Stitches

    Beginner knitters often have the issue of knitting too tight, and that also goes for the cast-on row!

    What do you do if your cast on stitches are too tight?

    First, you want to try to adjust your tension as you cast on by trying to create looser loops.

    If you try and try and this method just doesn't work for you, here's a little trick that will help you move on to create loose cast on stitches. Watch the technique in the video below!

     

     

    Why do you knit?

    Why do you knit?

    Why do you knit?

    Or, if you haven't started knitting yet, why do you want to knit?

    Let me share my story with you, the story of why I began knitting in earnest. It's a very personal story, but I am telling it to you because I know some of you can relate.

    I had learned to knit as a child, but did not spend much time knitting when I was young. I rediscovered knitting again after going through some extremely stressful times and I was on a wellness and healing journey to get my health and lifestyle back in balance. This was just the beginning of my knitting journey...

    Knitting became a fun hobby, an outlet, to contrast the mundane corporate life I was leading. It was fun, having the needles click back and forth as I created a new scarf with each new yarn I purchased. Oh, how exciting it was discovering new yarns in different colors!

    But soon, after taking another job, my life was too full to incorporate knitting in my life anymore. I was just too busy. Can you relate to this story?

    Are you too busy to knit?

    Well, then, trauma hit. I found myself in the hospital, about to go into the operating room because I had just suffered from a miscarriage. The reality of it didn't quite register at the time.

    But then, afterwards, I was in the recovery room, with my husband and my mother right beside me, and I said to them, in my dazed, drugged state, in a whisper...

    "I just want to knit and sew."

    The statement surprised me, as I had never thought about these things much before. I had tried to take sewing classes, but failed in making it to those classes due to my crazy work/school schedule.

    This statement was coming from a deeper place. My soul was calling out. It was something I wanted to do... just because. No goals attached to it. No work-related purpose. Just for the sheer fun of it. My soul wanted to knit and sew.

    So, my journey began. I reconnected with my knitting needles, and my mom taught me how to crochet that day, and I began knitting non-stop. It was therapy, but I didn't realize it at the time. It was my coping mechanism for dealing with my loss. And emotionally, I was doing so well because of it.

    This journey led me to a healer in Brazil... where I met a lawyer who randomly told me I should go to fashion design school at Parsons. It was this strange and unexpected journey that brought me to New York, to Parsons, to having a healthy baby girl, and now to creating this business.

    So, now, I want to ask you... why do you knit?

    What does knitting do for you?

    I've had a woman tell me that her son knits because he suffers from bi-polar disorder and it really helps him. And another woman telling me that knitting helps develop the communication between both left and right brains, much like meditation does.

    So, what brings you to knitting? And if you haven't started learning, what makes you want to learn?

    I'd love to hear your stories...

    Please leave your comments below. I'd love to hear from you!

    We've Finally Launched!

     

    Thank you!

    It's been a long, long road in getting this website up and these video tutorials launched! I know many of you have been with me for a year, and for those of you who have been with me from the beginning, I just want to say thank you! Thank you so much for your patience as I've taken this journey to learn all things required to set everything up to make this the best possible learning experience for you.

    It's been quite a journey as I've been researching the right platform to use for this without having to build it from scratch (it took me 3 years!), writing and re-writing the curriculum, designing patterns, making samples, setting up all the legal parts of the business, learning how to film high quality video, using lavelier mics, light boxes, attending conferences, seminars, learning how to use a CRM system, building my website, and quite frankly, just building up the courage to put myself out there.

    I'm here because I'm passionate about knitting, fashion, design, teaching, and creating the best user experience. I love to make things, and I especially love the therapeutic process of knitting. And I want to share my passions with you. I'm designing tutorials and courses I wish existed when I started out, before I had to attend fashion design school to go deep into learning how to make everything. 

    I created this business and the upcoming courses so that you can just sit back and enjoy the process of learning, and not have to waste hours and days and weeks researching on how to do something, only to get stuck and put a project on hold for months... ok, maybe years. 

    Let my struggles be transmuted into a wonderful learning experience for you. My goal is to help you discover the joy of knitting and all the benefits this world of yarn brings. 

    I want to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and let me know what brought you to wanting to learn how to knit.

    I'm excited to share this journey with you and honored to have you with me. Now, let's get ready to knit!

    Be sure you're on the mailing list to receive an email with a video explaining the materials you will need for the upcoming tutorials. 

    And again, thank you for your patience. The time has finally come to learn how to knit!

    Lots of love to all of you!

    Christine