I have become a better knitter because I have taught others to knit.
Today during my first math class of the day, one of my knitting students came to me with a major problem in his scarf. He had dropped several stitches in one corner and somehow, miraculously, continued to knit, dropping more stitches as he went.
Dennis is such a pleasant young man and he is working so hard on his knitting and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to help him. He had finished nearly a foot and I didn't have the heart to tell him that I wasn't sure I could fix it. So I tried.
It took me several minutes, in between teaching quadratic equation solving to the Math 30 class, but I managed to put it right. I didn't even have to swear to get it done. It just started to make sense. (This, of course, supports my theory that math and knitting are natural together because, I swear, being in math mind helped me solve the knitting puzzle!)
That's when I realized that helping other people fix their knitting mistakes had made me a better, stronger knitter! Yeah for me! And yeah for Dennis!
Happy November knitting, M
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