I would like to have a mentor who would not mind aswering questions. I knit 20yrs ago and am starting again. I just need help getting questions answered some times. Is there a group here like that?
http://www.kwknittersguild.ca/ might be worth checking out. They appear to meet in Hauser Haus in the rec complex (the same place as the pottery sale is usually held) and meetings are 7:30- 9:30 on the second Tuesday of every month. If you aren’t a member, a $2 fee applies for being a guest - not the friendliest thing I’ve ever seen, I’ll admit.
Looking a little more closely, they also seem to have a “knit and chat” thing going on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the gelato place in uptown Waterloo. They also say that there’s usually someone there every Tuesday, and there’s no harm in going to check it out. If nothing else, you’ll have to give in to the temptation of the delicious gelato.
I’d offer to mentor you myself, living in the same area (near the big Clarica building, for fun reference) but I don’t think I’d be all that good at it. I don’t really have the necessary experience under my belt.
I went to the knitters guild and I did not like it because it was 214 people there and I got the feeling that was not the time to ask questions. It was more of a seminar and people brought their knitting and listened to the guest speaker. I live in St Agatha which is 10 mins for Clarica. I can be a pain in the butt somethimes because I like to learn new techniques and I get stuck when reading patterns. I get excited when I read some of the tips on this site to improve my knitting. I guess you can say I am a perfectionist to a fault but I just love knitting and don’t want to give it up because I get stuck on a pattern. Sometimes I would need a little help if I am not getting what they say on this site. Five minutes of a visual can go a long way. How long have you been knitting? Like I said I knit 20 yrs ago and gave it up, big mistake because I have forgotten a lot of tips. This time I am not going to give it up. If I run out of things to make I will make things for other people. My friend already asked me to make a sweater and I can’t wait to make it for her. You think you can’t help me but I am sure you know more than me.
I’ve been knitting steadily for almost a year and a half now, after a long on-and-off period of about eleven years. (I learned when I was seven.) If you really think I might be able to help you, I’m definitely not opposed to finding the time to help a fellow knitter. The only possible problem is that I’m still in school as well as working part time, so my schedule is pretty limited. That, and I usually don’t have access to the car, which means that I’d have a hard time getting over somewhere close to you. But that doesn’t mean it will be impossible! If you find you need help on something and this forum isn’t quite making the connection for you, drop me a line (my email is tabzilla [at] gmail [dot] com) and maybe we can work something out.
Thank you so much for your time. You sound very busy and if I get really stuck I might just drop you a line. I am a stay at home mom so I have more time than you to knit. I should be doing other things but my hands keep gravitating to the knitting. :teehee: