Welcome to the RLHS knitting club, Knights Knit. My name is Laura Hanusek, (Ms. Hanusek or Ms. H works) and I'll be your club advisor. First of all, thank you for joining! My goal is to have fun with some low-stress, "how-to" instruction as we learn to knit. Hopefully you'll each have a completed project by October (or December, depending on your time allowance 😉 )!
GREAT NEWS! People on social media love our club and have donated a ton of supplies. We even have a $100 donation to buy knitting needles and yarn!! I'll put together everything you'll need and deliver to your home or you can pick up from school... more on that later.
A little about my knitting experience.... I was serving in the Coast Guard and living in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in my early 20s. I wanted to learn how to knit because my grandmother was a knitter. Unfortunately, she suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and while she could knit a pair of socks from memory without even looking down, she couldn't teach me because of her disease. So one day I saw an advertisement in a local newspaper - "Learn to knit for $5 a class at the Ladybug Knitting Store." I decided to take a chance and go by myself. I felt a little nervous because I didn't know anyone and kept it on the down-low because knitting wasn't exactly "hip." It's more accepted nowadays and not such a stereotypical "granny" hobby. I walked into Ladybug Knitting and was easily the youngest person by 40 or 50 years LOL. I walked out with my first project - a beanie hat. They taught me the essentials - cast-on and knit stitch (you'll learn) - and I was on my way home to work on my hat.
On that note, I'd like to start our club with learning how to knit the same hat. All you need is a desire to knit and a little patience. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 22. I should have everyone's supplies by then. I'll be in contact to deliver your needles and yarn before our first meeting.
Also, I'm going to start a Group Me for our club. Please download the Group Me app so I can add you.Feel free to invite others to join the club! https://forms.gle/6zbSGeVnpwP9y2qN9
Email me with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org