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  • Ellen Lewis
Why we need classes

I have been trying to fit more exercise into my life, but for some reason, I just can't.  Scratch that.  I just don't.  It's not that I can't, but have not been going to the gym, and heaven knows, I'm not going to do it at home.  I mean, I could do it at home.  I have space.  I have a yoga mat.  I even have Pilates dvds.  I don't want to think that I'm just lazy.  It just seems like everything else in my life takes priority, and I just never have the time.  My friend, Holly, says I need to take classes at the yoga studio, and I think she's probably right.  If I've paid for a class, set the time aside in my schedule to take the class, and there are people there who expect me to show up, then I'm definitely going to do it.  Why wouldn't I?

That's why our Knitting Safari classes are so great.  Could you figure out your knitting on your own and just do it at home?  Probably.  But will you?  Probably not.  When you've committed to a class you just smile and walk out the door saying, "Bye everyone, gotta go -- I have a class."  No one will challenge you or come after you, or accuse you of loafing around -- because you have a class.  It's an obligation.  Try to find 10 minutes of peace and quiet in your house to focus on your project and work through the hard parts.  Good luck with that.  As a mother of 4, ask me how I know this.  But a class.  Well, that's entirely different, isn't it. 

I have done yoga and Pilates for a long time, and I pretty much know the routine, but even so, I find that I am so much more motivated and push myself so much harder in a class.  At home I can do a little bit, get board, and tell myself it's enough for the day, but in class, the teacher has set goals for me, she'll tell me how many sun salutations to do, and I'll do them.  It would never occur to me to decide I'd done enough and just stop in the middle.  Good lord.  I'm going to power through those exercises like I never would at home.  It's crazy, but it's true.

For the Fit and Finish Class on the Misaka Cardigan, Mary I have broken the project down into manageable, if somewhat ambitious goals, but the goals are totally achievable.  When you stay with the schedule, you'll complete your sweater and seam it up by the end of class.  Doing this project on your own at home on your own you'd probably take much longer.  If you got stuck on a spot, you might stuff it in a bag and not think about it again for a long while.  I the class, we'll prepare you for the tricky bits, give you the skills  to handle them, and be right there while you work through them.  You'll come out empowered and confident, and wearing a fabulous new sweater!   So sign up for a project class because you deserve to the time for yourself and your knitting. 

I look forward to seeing you in the Safari, at Fit and Finish, or just inthe shop and around the table.  You are always welcome here.  Back to the newsletter

  • Ellen Lewis

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  • May 05, 2015

    Just getting out of the house is the hardest part. Once we are out of the house , we can do anything! BTW I am planning on going to the Hot Yoga class Friday. Can you come?

    — Holly

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