Busby Berkeley, the Goddess Kali, drop kick me Jesus – casting on & about for metaphors in knitting class
One way to describe Knitting and Crochet is merely as a sinewy arrangement of a long piece of string. Granted, there are many variations on the theme of the very simple “pull a loop through a loop” that is foundation of these techniques.
I’m someone who relates to things in a manner both visual & aural and that informs how I teach. So, yes, there is a fair amount of noise-making in class: the clicking of sticks (we call them knitting needles), the chatter of happy learners (ok, sometimes frustrated learners, but I’ll get you to the goal, not to worry), the whoops of excitement (as people find their “aha” moments with the various techniques that make up knitting and crochet). Ok, so that’s the aural. I mentioned visual…
(circular knitted lace/crochet mandala)
Kali? (centered double decrease)
(knitting in the round on double points)
Clear as a bell? Well, if not, then THESE ARE THE CLASSES FOR YOU! Order before midnight tonight (couldn’t resist) … actually, just sign up before class starts next week at Cooper Union… and YOU TOO can join the tribe of those in the knitting know.
Crochet: An exploration of the basics
6 Mondays, Sep.27-Nov.10, 6:30-8:30pm
Knitting Step 1: An introduction to the time-honored tradition
4 Tuesdays, Sep.28-Oct.19, 6:30-8:30pm
Knitting Step 2: For intermediate and advanced students
6 Tuesdays, Oct.26-Nov.30 6:30-8:30pm
More info and to register for these classes which meet at Cooper Union, Lower East Side, NYC.
Student Testimonials (oh, so slightly edited)
“Lisa’s class made me feel like a GODDESS.”
“I tapped into my inner Busby Berkeley and now knit lace while doing water aerobics.”
“After the class on knitting in the round on dpns, I can drop kick religious icons and have an INEXPLICABLE DESIRE to sing country songs while doing so.”