*AFFILIATE LINKS* NEW Craftsy Class with Lucy Neatby was the subject of today’s Yarn Thing with Marly Bird podcast. A new learning opportunity with an advocate of Happy Stitches could not be a bad thing!
Lucy says she never intended to be a knitter, but has been solidly knitting since she was 17. Her home life had craft overtones, that things were made over when they didn’t fit their purpose anyore. She ran away and joined the merchant marines and at one point wanted a Guersey, so she visited a knit shop and worked on it while at sea for six months at a time.
Marly discovered Lucy’s DVDs in a big box store.Lucy began creating these about ten years ago, and they are still available at her website, inspired by the over-the-shoulder method of sharing with a neighbor her techniques. (Marly met Lucy in 2008 at TNNA, picture at left.) She uses the dvd’s when she teaches a class so that the whole group is able to see the techniques while she explains and guides the students in person.
Lucy says her new Craftsy Class, Fearless Knitting: Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter starts at a beginning and works through a progression. She begins with individual stitches, which are never alone, and how they hold hands as friends and interconnect to create fabrics. Finishing and Rescue techniques is not just something you can skip to, because it’s all interconnected. One of the commenters on her class says she’s been knitting for 50 years and only until now could she fix her mistakes. Being ‘Fearless’ and ‘Empowered’ becomes very important assets.
Lucy was recently in Idaho, where the sheep with the fun rainbow dye hair-do was part of the event. His fleece was raffled off that weekend, but what a terrific photo op… During today’s Yarn Thing visit, Lucy shared that she checks in from where ever she is visiting on her students in her Craftsy classes, which is one of the best reasons to for her to teach by that method. Lucy’s two previous classes with Craftsy are My First Socks and Foundations of Double Knitting. (These are Marly’s affiliate links.) Lucy couldn’t reveal if there are other classes in the works, but loves that it reaches students who can’t travel.
You can follow Lucy Neatby at her website, her designer page in Ravelry and she is also in Instagram (where many follow her adventures) and on Facebook, Twitter. Here is the link from her visit last year, just for fun.
If you didn’t get to listen to this LIVE you can still catch it as an archive: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/07/16/new-craftsy-class-with-lucy-neatby or in iTunes.