I cannot believe it. Just over 8 months later and Learn to Knit It: Complete 7 Simple Projects has made it live… and I have made it alive!
This morning I woke up to a very friendly email in my inbox.
I submitted the course for review on Sunday afternoon. If you’ve read my post about my trials and tribulations creating this course, you’ll understand why I had everything crossed for two days. The final quality is very good and I am very pleased with it, but I was absolutely sure that some nit-picking reviewer would decide that it wasn’t 100% perfect and boot it out.
Because after 84 lectures and 9.5 hours of content (YES NINE AND A HALF HOURS of tutorial videos), you can still click the review button and have the course rejected. Of course they give you a chance to fix the problems and give you relevant feedback. But I was so scared I’d have to re-film the whole course.
Perhaps it was just paranoia. When you spend 8 months working hard on something like that, particularly without specialist equipment, you do start to worry that what you’ll produce isn’t Hollywood standard.
Reality check: it isn’t Hollywood standard. But it’s pretty darn good, the absolute best I could do with the equipment I have and contains a large part of my heart. Udemy must have liked it too, because I only got 3 recommended changes. Plus a little gold star for the way I addressed and engaged the student throughout.
My learning point from the whole experience is this: when you give something your absolute all, you are better than you think you are. Have faith.
A Little Thank You
So, my friends, having put up with me for the duration, I’d like to offer you something in return.
Here is a 10% off coupon so that you can do the course for yourself.
In fact, if I were you I’d click the link even if I knew how to knit, just to be nosey. There are 3 or 4 videos that are free to preview, so you can get a flavour of what I’m like as an instructor.
The course covers everything that a beginning knitter might need to know. I assume absolutely no experience and walk the student through casting on, learning how to knit and purl… right up to teaching how to design your own patterned square using charts. You get to make a scarf, teddy bear, hat, gloves, pouch, cushion cover and blanket.
Imagine how expensive that would be if you did it as a one-on-one course in person? For over 9 hours? That’s going to be a lot. But for you guys, it’s only £40 for full lifetime access. So you can keep watching me make the same jokes again and again…
Please do spread the word if you can. I’ve put so much time and effort into this that it would be a shame for no one to watch it ever. Plus any spreading of the knitting bug can’t be a bad thing!
Fortunately, the huge void in my time is soon going to be filled by travelling. Next week, I’m off on the start of three months solid adventuring. Expect lots of lines about my travels when I get back.
And then, I was thinking of maybe making another knitting course… Let me know in the comments below what you’d like to learn and I’ll see what I can do! 🙂