May 21, 2007
Knitting is boring?!?!
The person who is my immediate supervisor at Michael's (she's called the class coordinator) was talking to me a couple of weeks ago about my classes. She wants to help me advertise and promote my classes, so they don't die off during the summer.
Well . . . she said "Explain to me how knitting can be exciting. Because to someone like me, who isn't that interested, knitting seems kind of . . . . boring." What?! I grabbed my heart and fained an attack! "Edie! How can you say that!" She said, "I'm sorry. But . . . like that dish cloth, how can we make that seem exciting?" Pointing to my sample board, with some fuzzy scarves a sock and a dish/face cloth. I explained to her that they aren't just for dishes.. I have a standing request for FACE cloths from my friend in NC every Christmas. Her son and her will ONLY use my wash cloths to bathe. They are a natural material (cotton) and they are great for exfoliating. She said maybe I could put a bar of soap or small bottle of body wash with a cloth to express that idea to people looking at my board. We discussed the relaxing traits that go with knitting, and how it has become one of the new de-stressers for the 21st century. - .
That's when it occurred to me that Edie needed a hand made face cloth! I made one for her the next day, and gave it to her at my next class. When I saw her last week, she was a convert! She may not be excited enough to try knitting herself yet, but she most definitely loves the knitted cloths! She put in an "order" for a few more!