By definition, a missionary is: 1. One who is on a mission, 2. One who attempts to persuade or convert others to a particular program, doctrine, or set of principles; a propagandist.
Today, I did some knitterly missionary work.
My friend, Suzanne is an administrator at the local Continuing Education school. One of the teachers, Erin, is teaching a fashion design course this semester. Suzanne put us in contact with each other to arrange for me to teach the class how to knit. We've been emailing back and forth working out the logistics. I outlined our planning activities here.
On Monday, I met with Erin and wound the 100g balls into approx. 20g balls as each prototype project I knit used about 17g of yarn. Erin scrounged (or 'snaffled' as my spinnerly friend, Jennifer would say) enough sets of 4mm, 4.5mm and 5mm knitting needles for the class of 28, as well as a few tapestry/darning needles for the whip stitching of the sides once the knitting is completed.
Erin, the teacher, got right into it and started her own iPhone cozy. She was really geeked up about learning to knit. (Today was Wild West day at the school - a fund raiser for cancer - so Erin was sporting her pink bandana.)
I'm really looking forward to seeing how many actually worked on the project between today's class and Friday's class.
I hope to take some more photos and give a full report.
Thank you, Julia!!!