Thursday, May 28, 2015

My new knitting teacher

Finally I can say that I am well on my way to learning how to knit. After several frustrating months of trying to find the person who is not afraid to teach a blind person how to knit, I have found her and for the last few months I have been working with her.

Her name is Miko and she works at the Purple Purl knitting store in Leslieville, Toronto. To date, I have had a few lessons with her and now I can safely say that I know how to use both needles to produce the basic knitting stitch and in addition I now know how to fix dropped stitches.

Miko is not afraid to teach a blind person. She is patient and creative. She has a terrific attitude and is always watching closely to make sure that I can follow her instructions. She has given me some interesting tests: dropping stitches and asking me to find them and repair them. She has shown me how to use stitch markers and how to use those rubber needle tips to prevent stitches from dropping. Her instructions are very clear and precise and she explains things in a very easy to understand manner.

I am really glad that I have persisted thus far and I look forward to becoming more competent at knitting.

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