My Backstory – How I Got Started As a Video Knitting Instructor
If you've recently signed up for KnitFreedom, you're just getting to know me (Liat Gat) and the kinds of video tips KnitFreedom has to offer. I'd like to tell you more about me so you can know who the heck is sending you emails and why!
I started KnitFreedom in 2010 as a way to bring my sold-out knitting classes to a wider audience.
The inspiration came when one day I had to stand on the table to teach an over-booked class of 20 knitters how to do Magic Loop.
I thought, "If I could just get a video camera on my hands, I could make them the size of a Jumbotron and the whole world could see how to do these techniques!"
I didn't look like that (above) in 2010, though. I looked like this and was obsessed with knitting and everything having to do with knitting.
I lived and breathed knitting and considered it a successful day when I was wearing 6+ items of hand-knit clothing at once (good thing I lived in freezing cold Bozeman, Montana!).
I had learned to knit after high school, but rekindled my passion for knitting while getting my life back on track at an eating disorder clinic in Utah.
While doing the easy patterns suggested by the craft hour teacher, I found myself helping the other girls fix mistakes and find easier ways to cast on and bind off.
I discovered a talent and excitement for knitting and for helping others see how easy it is to knit successfully too.
After hearing from hundreds of knitters the positive impact knitting has had on their lives, I even went on a national TV tour to share how knitting can save your life.
Now that you know a little bit more about me, I hope you'll look forward to getting my emails in your inbox as I have so many great tips to send you that took me years of trial and error to learn!
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What's YOUR backstory? How did you get into knitting? Does knitting rescue/save you in some way? Leave a comment and let me know!