Craft Yarn Council's CIP Course

Hello and welcome back to the blog!Β 

I haven't posted in a while but today I've got big news!Β 

I'm back in school!πŸ™Œ Well not quite 😏 A little while back, I signed up for the Craft Yarn Council'sΒ  Certified instructors program. I'm taking the 6-month correspondence course in Crochet level I. I'm a few lessons in and it has been really good. I'm really happy I went for this because I have learned so much in a short time. I mean, I knew how to make double crochet now I know why I should do it a certain way, or at least teach it a certain way and then the student can add their own flair and mix it up however they want. It has been really cool to learn. And don't get me started on gauge!😏 Who knew gauge was so important? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Most of you know that I'm a homeschool mom of 3 kids and I always say it is the best job in the world and now being able to work towards teaching others this beautiful craft of crochet (and knitting- I'll take the course as well) is just the icing on the cake! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ

You see, I've always wanted to be a teacher. I have a bachelor's in Biology and I was working towards a Ph.D. in biology so I could teach. While we were having kids, my husband and I figured I'd go back to school when all the kids were in school but then, we decided to homeschool. I thought homeschooling was where I would teach and I was ok with that. My kids get aaaall my teaching juices!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Now, the possibility of teaching crochet and knitting as a career just gets me excited beyond words, I'm super, super grateful for this opportunity.

One of the things I found out during my markets this summer was that a lot of people wanted to learn crochet or knitting. They would come up to my booth and tell me how they learned when they were kids but forgot all about it. Then I would suggest a few resources like YouTube, books and such. While some people were happy with that, the majority said they'd prefer one-on-one teaching. That got me thinking about teaching and the rest, as they say is history.

I have been teaching my kids crochet as part of our extra curricular activities in school plus I got the chance to teach a Tunisian Crochet class during the Fiber Focused Retreat. I've also taught informally here and there. SoΒ I have little experience teaching but it's nice to have some formal experience that I can slap on a resume or something! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

So I'll take it slow and steady until I'm done and go from there.

Thanks for all the well wishes and encouragement. I'm grateful for each one of you.

Thank you hanging out with me today, until next time...

Happy Crafting! πŸ’•



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