Archive for February, 2010


Citius, Altius, Fortius

Ok. So I admit I was sorely disappointed that my class proposals for this summer’s Chain Link conference were not accepted.  Not only will I miss those teaching experiences, but the instructor reimbursement would have gone a long way in enabling me to actually afford to go.  But that’s OK.  I’m going to make it happen.  The opportunity for networking alone will make the trip worthwhile.

In the meantime,  I am adequately busy teaching crochet at two Oakland yarn shops, reaching between 15-20 students per month. How exciting is that? Teaching is the perfect outlet for me to express my love and passion for crochet. I am fortunate to be a clear and effective instructor and many of my students leave my classes sharing my passion. I have also been taking on a number of private students. One-on-one is, of course, my favorite method of teaching as an individualized approach is, for me, always preferred.

All in all, while it has been a struggle for these many years, my hard work is finally beginning to pay off and I can actually see the end of the tunnel in terms of making crochet a viable means of income. As I approach my 60th birthday, I am gratified that, finally, I have found my niche. Now, if only I live to 100………


I’m speechless

While checking out my store on Ravelry,  I decided to peruse the User Activity which essentially lists any postings by members referencing your projects. I was stopped in my tracts when I read the following in regards to my designs. “I don’t know how he makes people smile so much for the photos, some of the jumpers are beyond hideous”

I guess I have naively never considered that there were folks out there who thought my stuff was crap. I mean, if I was realistic, it’s not a stretch. Different strokes etc etc etc. Still, it hurts a little. Welcome to the real world, Peter.

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