Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We All Knit Here

Hey guys, remember when I used to sew clothes? I know one of my New Year's Resolutions was to slow down, but I really didn't anticipate slowing down THIS much. That said, I am still working on and finishing up sewing projects and, unlike last year, I am much happier with the finished product. I can't wait to show you - though you'll probably have to wait until next week because I need to find time to take pictures.

I have other fun news to share! Remember when I told you I was starting a blog and couldn't tell you anything about it? I'm sure you forgot because cryptic news is anything but exciting, but I can finally share! I've been working on a new website/blog that's designed specifically for people who want to learn to knit.

I know a lot of you have been knitting since you were 12 and learned from your mother and grandmother and have wonderful stories and memories (which is amazing and makes me so jealous!) - however I tried to teaching myself to knit via the internet and it was awful. When I finally went and got proper lessons, I had a lot of bad teachers as well.

I've been giving knitting lessons in the NYC area and I really love it so I decided to make a set of knitting videos for people who know absolutely nothing about knitting and want to learn from home (or wherever). Here's the link to my first 3 videos that teach the absolute basics. I'm editing another video currently, and I'm filming 2 classes this weekend so beginners can start making projects. Yay!

I tried to make the videos really fun and friendly, like we were just hanging out and I was teaching you to knit. That said, when you have a lot of lights on you and a camera pointed at your face, you tend to freeze up! I mean, I worked in the film/tv industry for years so I thought it would be easy, but nope, it was really hard to get started.

While I'm generally happy with my first 3 videos, I was a little obsessed with my mistakes. I suppose a normal person would learn from them, but I made a blooper reel.

Let me know what you guys think. I know it's not perfect - my editing skills were honed over the last two weeks (after watching a couple youtube tutorials) - but I'm pretty happy with everything and I can't wait to actually get classes up. If you want to learn to knit, check out my website and maybe follow my blog for updates; I'm going to publish articles and/or videos once a week.

So yeah, that's my news. Hope you guys have had a great April so far!


  1. Your bloopers were very funny! So nice to hear your voice after reading your voice for so long now!
    Congratulations on your new adventure, I do hope it goes well!

  2. this must be why I haven't gotten around to learning yet- so I could watch your videos! can't wait to use them to finally learn how to knit.

    1. Yes, do try them out and let me know what you think!

  3. What a great idea! I'm pretty comfortable with the knitting basics, but if you do any videos for lacework or cables or anything like that, I would love to see them! They look very thorough and well-edited. Congrats! Oh and, your bloopers are hilarious!

    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like them! I do plan on getting videos up on cables and lacework, though it will be a few more weeks though. I'm doing cables first though. Any specific requests on that?