Learning to Knit can be a lifelong hobby, one that can and has been passed down from one generation to another. My Grandmother taught me, I have begun to teach Aurora and Adelaide, it is my hope that they too will one day teach their children.
Following up with my post Learn How To Knit And Enjoy The Hobby I decided to do some research for Learn To Knit classes offered online. As I mentioned in this post taking a class is not the only way to learn how to knit, and paying for a class is also not necessary. The World Wide Web is a great resource tool for learning how to knit, as well as a wonderful resource for patterns.
I Need A Teacher
If you’re are like me, I sometimes just want someone to teach me how to do something. I enjoy learning, and often times will attempt to learn most things on my own, although even I will admit to needing some expert advice and education from time to time.
Annie’s How To Knit Videos offers just that, an expert teacher walking you’re through all the necessary steps to get your knitting in no time. A collection of 17 videos offers classes from learning to knit, ER how to fix your mistakes, to knitting colourwork without the work.
A List Of Supplies
Each class offers you a list of Supplies you will need before you even begin, giving you the opportunity to ensure your have everything you’ll need on hand for a great learning experience.
I myself hate finding a pattern at 9pm when the stores are all closed, and thinking to my self “I just can’t wait to get down with my bad self and knit this up”, only to realize I don’t have (inset supply) on hand.
Having a list and ensuring I have my supplies on hand is important for a rocking good time, literally, I knit in a rocking chair! I toss on my PJ’s, grab a glass of wine, and park my rear end for a good long knitting session. That is my idea of heaven people, don’t judge.
Each class offers your a free preview, that way your will be able to decide if your mesh well with the instructor and if the project or video is going to be the best match for what you are hoping to achieve.
There is nothing worse than getting a video, being super excited with your PJs on, and needles in your hands ready to go, to find out that you’re are just not into it. I recommend your preview everything before you purchase, and that goes for online classes of any kind.
Have no fear though, Annie’s classes are Excellent, and I am sure you are going to love and enjoy the entire process of learning to knit with them.
Why Learn Online?
As I have mentioned in my last post, some of us have a small phobia of public classes, they can be so intimidating. I find that some classes I take at craft stores can be a bit of a mumbled mish mosh of chaos! And if your read that feeling confused, that is EXACTLY how I feel in those classes.
Often times a class can be full, and there is only one teacher to help every single person taking the class. I feel for that teacher, I really do, because it is hard to teach people who are all on different levels of understanding. Some people pick up what you are putting down really quickly, and others (myself included) sit with their mouths agape and just don’t understand the way you are trying to teach. Often times the teacher will be helping one person, and you’re just sitting there twiddling your thumbs waiting patiently for your turn.
By the end of the class, you have either picked it all up no problem and go on your merrily little way to knit up a storm at home. Or your leave thinking, well I just flushed that money down the drain, I haven’t a clue what it was I just learned.
With Online classes, you are being taught in the comfort of your own home (clothing optional), and have the ability to rewind and repeat what it is you did not quite pick up. If mother nature calls, or your wine glass is dangerously low you can simply pause the class and take care of business and return while missing nothing at all.
Pricing – The Important Stuff
We don’t all have boatloads of money to spend on our hobbies, I wish there was a magic hobby fund that we all got to spend. And it was enough to own every single type of yarn known to mankind, sadly there is not. It’s a shame, that should be a law! Honestly lawyer friends, look into this one, please!
We all want the best experience possible in a class while spending as little as possible of our hard-earned cash, besides that money could be better spent, on yarn and wine!
Annie’s classes are very reasonably priced in my opinion, ranging from $9.99 to $19.99 depending on which class you are taking.
Annie’s Learn To Knit class is $19.99, very reasonable considering I have paid $40.00 for an hour-long private session in a yarn store.
Is Annie’s Worth Checking Out
Is a yarn stash worth more than closet space?!
The answer is yes, yes it is totally worth checking out! In fact, I refer my friends and family to Annie’s when they want to learn something new, and I don’t have the time to spare.
You’ll be learning a hobby that is not only fun, but a traditional skill you’ll be able to pass down, or at the very least make a ton of gifts with.
Don’t just take my word for it though, go check out Annie’s Learn To Knit Classes now for your self.