One morning after a long night of answering emails and editing video, I dragged my sleepy butt to the computer to log into the KnitFreedom Forum on Ravelry, where I found…
Gaaah! What used to be one or two new comments per day has blossomed (exploded?) into a full-fledged discussion question-and-answer knitting forum.
I’ll admit it gets overwhelming to think that the peace and tranquility of my knitting students’ lives are in my hands, teetering between the misery of being stuck on a project and the euphoria of the “A-ha!”
I’d like to introduce some great contributors to our knitting forum.
Some are newbies, some are fans, some post to hundreds of other knitting forums throughout the day… some have even become official moderators!
They are not always sure they’re right, but when they come across a discussion to which they think they can contribute, they jump in and give their (often very thorough and clear) answers.
Knowing that they are around lets me relax while I shower or go for a bike ride, which is SOOO nice.
I’d like to take a minute to spotlight and thank them here, and to show you all my gratitude for your involvement in this lovely growing and nurturing community.
Y’all listen to what she says! Being a microbiologist, she has experimented with and thought about stuff that I never have, like whether to use a yarn meter to measure scraps. She’s great at linking to pattern suggestions to guide people in the right direction.
The lovely and passionate Rebecca (rlmeals) is like my second brain. It amazes me how she remembers and links to my YouTube videos and blog posts when they are just the thing to help people. She’s watched all of them and has a great knack for explaining concepts to beginners.
WildBirdie is the epitome of the hungry student. Having just started knitting this winter, she’s getting her money’s worth out of the forum!
Because she isn’t afraid to ask questions, she provides the forum with tons of ideas and topics for discussion that have developed into videos, blog posts, and learning opportunities for the rest of the community.
And that is the beauty of this forum. Every time a knitting student prefaces a question with “I’m sure I’m the only one who doesn’t understand this…” we get three more who say, “I was just wondering the same thing! Thank you!”
I will no longer be answering knitting questions sent to my email or via the contact form on this site. But rest assured, my trusty KnitFreedom group members and I will be patrolling the forum daily, even hourly, to answer your questions.
Thank you all for being a part of this joyful group! And thank you for letting me shower in peace! I’m off to record a new video (jogless color-join, anyone?) and to bask in general well-being and gratitude.
Read more about the KnitFreedom journey:
- How Knitting Rescued Me, and A Knitted Christmas Ornament
- Live Your Dream — A Celebration of How Far We’ve All Come
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