Monday, October 22, 2012

Teaching Knitting ....not

I can knit and I can teach, but I can't teach knitting.

Multiplication, chemical equations, adverbs, and the significance of political movements I can get across. I can even instruct children in sewing. But I have never successfully gotten a child to move a stitch from one needle to the other, even when they were motivated.

I can demonstrate several different stitches -- I even presented a children's chat once in which I demonstrated knit, purl, knit together, yarn over, etc and likened the stitches to the various denominations that God will someday join together in one kingdom, represented by a completed piece. I know the vocabulary of knitting, too. Still, I can't teach anyone how to do it.

I don't why.

I also don't think I have a point here. I just needed to write a blog post today and this was what came to mind. Maybe because I recently took up knitting again.

Is there something you can do but can't teach to others?

This is my 21st post for the October Ultimate Blog Challenge. I am going for 31 posts in 31 days!


  1. Isn't it funny how we can know how to do something so instinctively we can't explain it to someone else? I really identify with this post. :) Funny.

    1. Maybe that's it -- my fingers know what they are doing more than my brain, Thanks for stopping by.