Intro to Public Speaking
December 19, 2006
Sometimes I wish my college days hadn’t been so much Politburo (google it, youngstas!) and not so much with the Communication Arts. I am venturing, in a scaredy-cat, just-this-once way, into the world of teaching other people something about knitting. My only cause for optimism about this adventure is that I so enjoy teaching people things when they didn’t ask me. They are just shopping for yarn and saying something to their friend, and I am that lady in the bleached denim sweater and foxy gym pants who butts in with her two cents. A Volunteer Teacher-at-Large, roaming the city in search of knitters in search of my opinion. But this time, somebody actually asked me.
On December 29, from 10-1, in Omaha, Nebraska, I will be presiding benevolently over a Log Cabin Workshop at String of Purls, where they treated us so nicely on our book tour back in May. (To jog your memory, this was the multi-Becky stop on our sweep through the Midwest. Two stores is TOO a sweep.) Omaha is rich in Beckies.
Dude! People have SIGNED UP FOR IT. There is a fee for materials because you get to go home with a running start on the log cabin of your dreams, in Nebraska’s own yummy yarn, Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, and enough yarn to finish a project. You get to pick your own colors and everything. Call the store if you’re interested.
Anyone who is fortunate enough to be in Omaha at Christmastime, come on over. Even if you don’t want to learn the Ultra Secrets of Log Cabinning, drop in and say hi.