It's finally here!

​​I told you I was planning something for the new yea​r, and several people have been asking me about it​​. Well, here it is. I'​m excited to have finally taken the first step, but I haven't done this before, so I need some feedback on how well it's starting.

I have been a knitter for more than fifty years and I have shared that passion with a lot of people. But as I interact with my knitting community, and we meet others who are unfamiliar with our creative art, I find that there are so many people who need a better understanding of knitting. It's different from crochet, but similar in so many ways. It looks difficult, but once you learn a few basic skills, it gets a lot easier and more natural.​​

To help people master those basic skills, I'm putting together an online knitting course. I've hinted at that to some of you, and received a lot of positive feedback. Now I'm looking for some more concrete comments.
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Click here to access the first lesson in the course.

​The first lesson is now online. It's called "What Is Knitting?" I plan to ​continue with more advanced information as I go, and to release this in short bursts, a couple of days apart, so people can go step by step at their own pace. I will also leave the lessons up there for students to review if they want.

If you've ever been curious about knitting, or would just be willing to watch my first video lesson and make some comments, please use the link below to access it.
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Click here to access the first lesson in the course.

I've talked to lots of people in preparation for this, including a number of knitters, and many expressed interest in such a formal learning approach. After the "What Is Knitting?" lesson, I will do some videos on the Knit Stitch, the Purl Stitch, and then how to use them both to do Garter and Stockinette Stitch. But I haven't recorded those videos yet, so any feedback will be very timely and helpful.

Once the course is underway, those who have signed up will be on a separate list, and I will only be sending out updates to that list, so I don't inundate all my friends with lots of e-mail. Meanwhile, please forward this to anybody you think might be interested, so they can sign up too. Click the link below to access the first lesson.
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Click here to access the first lesson in the course.

Thanks for reading this and for any feedback you can provide

All the best,

Michael Thompson
The Knitting Pro

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kiwiknitter's picture

Congratulations on the launch of your online knitting course! I've never done anything like this but I imagine it is a lot of work. I think it's easier to learn by video than by reading a book. I learned in the pre-Youtube era; I'm sure it would have been easier if I could have seen and heard the instructions. You've taken on a big task and I wish you well with this. Instead of posting my suggestions for improvement here, I will email you privately.

Thanks for making this contribution to the knitting craft!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

michaelpthompson's picture

Thanks Jesse, I really appreciate the support. It has turned out to be more work than I expected, with lots of technical hurdles, but I do enjoy it. My hope is to get better and better as I go.

Cheers!

Michael

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

michaelpthompson's picture

By the way, the next video in the series is now online. Click here to view "The Purl Stitch" and thanks for all the great support and feedback.

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"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy