Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning.
The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.

[Eugene S. Wilson]


Last weekend, I taught a sock-knitting class at the Temptations knitting retreat near Columbus, Ohio. Not only was the event well organized and I met many lovely people, but I also learned a lot by teaching. I always learn a lot while teaching.

Each time I’m in a class setting, I’m reminded that the main task of teaching is helping overcome obstacles to learning. Everyone in the class knew how to knit and purl. My idea is, if you know that, you can knit anything that fascinates you enough to motivate you to persevere. My job is to convince you that, yes, you really can do it.

Also, it gives me the opportunity to see how my patterns look through other people’s eyes. I can come home and refine the project pattern based upon the places where people encountered problems. I’d not want to write patterns in a vacuum, never knowing if they worked for other people.

Temptations is located at 35 S. High Street, Dublin, Ohio 43017