About once a month I teach a beginner’s knitting class at Joanne Fabric. I enjoy sharing knitting with others, so it usually ends up a happy part of my day, without being a huge time investment.
The other week I had the pleasure of teaching three women, all from different generations. A grandmother, mother, and a young woman who will be going off to college next year. I have enjoyed all of my classes that I have taught thus far, but I felt such a connection with these women. There was a sense of solidarity and sisterhood that can come with crafting in communities. We discussed how crafts and skills used to be passed on from generation to generation, and how that is not only useful, but it forges a bond like none other.
It seemed to tap into something that I didn’t realize I was maybe missing, and has giving me ideas on how to maybe fill the absence in my own little world/ community. There is something inherently beautiful and serene about it.
Here are some of the organizations, communities, blogs, that inspire me, and drive me to do more:
There are actually many more blogs I could list, but that will be another post that delves into my fan girl status towards these amazing people. Also, I can’t forget that I am inspired by you, and and the wonderful projects that I stumble across. I love the stories behind them, whether someone is tackling their first sweater, knitting with some amazing yarn they found, or making a project for someone dear to them. It always puts a smile on my face.