As a BSG veteran, JC's favorite part of teaching at BSG is "seeing friendly faces each year. And not flying – packing up the car and making a short road trip is so much easier than flying across the country! I've been teaching knitting for 16 years (Sheesh, how did that happen??) and favorite bit is seeing students have little 'lightbulb moments' in class, where they suddenly understand something that had previously been mysterious."
JC has a few tips for her workshops this year: WEDGE SHAWL DESIGN: "[A student should have] some experience knitting lace. Students will walk away having started a top-down or center-out shawl of their own design."
BEGINNING BRIOCHE: "Any knitter can take Beginning Brioche. The class assumes no prior experience knitting brioche, but leaves students capable of knitting both one- and two-color brioche rib. Bonus: the class handouts include instructions for a scarf patterned with increases and decreases."
MULTI-DIRECTIONAL SCARVES: "[This] is a super-fun class, for both beginning knitters and more experienced knitters. Using just knits, kfb (knit front and back) increases, and k2tog (knit two together) decreases, we learn to turn hand-painted yarn into striking scarves composed of triangles, diamonds, and other shapes."
Finally, JC shares a little trivia with us: "If you've visited my website Stitch-Maps.com, it probably comes as no surprise to know that I used to write scientific visualization software for a living."
Thanks so much, JC! We can't wait to learn more from you this year.