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Monday, August 15, 2011

Disappointing News

I received notice that I did not pass the Masters of Crochet Techniques and Stitches Program.  I reviewed the feedback and noticed that my choice of yarn played a big role in not passing.  I used some soft yarn (Caron Simply Soft) which in retrospect was not a good choice.  The stitch definition is just not there.

I purchased some Paton's Wool yarn, and I'm  reworking the swatches which look much better.  This was a lesson learned the hard way.  The devil is in the details when it comes to this type of program. 

Just a word to the wise for others considering this program. It takes months to get a reviewer, and now I have to start the whole process again.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Crochet Class Projects & Michaels Store

My crochet students have agreed to continue crochet classes with me through the first week of September which will complete the 30 hours of teaching required for Level II certification for the Craft Yarn Council's Certified Crochet Teachers Program. My course work for Level II certification is now in the hands of my assigned reviewer.

Over the course of the past several months that we have been meeting our relationship has evolved from teacher/students to friends and it will be difficult to end our weekly meetups. 

Here are a couple of pictures of current projects, one is a toiletry bag and the other is a rose mofit which can be fixed to a headband.

 Following class I headed for Michael's Craft Store for my first day as the store's crochet instructor. Right now I'm trying to drum up interest in crochet classes by conducting in store crochet demos and talking to customers.  Knit and Crochet classes are returning to Michael's Stores; it will take awhile to get the word out I'm sure.