When I teach knitting, I have a phrase I use to help people remember the steps. Some say a rhyme that has Jack going through a door and out the window or something. I forget it most of the time.
I heard a saying once, and it made me laugh. I decided to use it to teach Lindsay, our youngest, who doesn’t like to sit still. If Lindsay can learn it, anyone can!
The phrase is:
- Stab it
- Strangle it
- Pull out the guts
- Throw away the evidence
NOTE: Lindsay added the last part because she didn’t think that throwing it off the cliff was good enough. Yeah, I worry a bit about her too.
She spent several hours in the shop saying that out loud. And when I say loud, I mean loud. Thankfully we weren’t busy, not that she would have stopped.
She took to it so quickly that when I teach knitting, that’s what I use. I’m sure this may offend some, but honestly, it’s unforgettable.
Do you remember how you learned to knit? I’m always curious about what sticks!