At the beginning of July my teacher friends (Gwen Bortner, Kellie Nuss, Sarah Peasley) and I began a joint venture we’re calling the 10K Student Project. It was a bit of a scramble, but a few weeks later we were ready with a bare-bones website and affinity/loyalty cards, in time for STITCHES Midwest. While we see each other almost every week over Skype, the 4 STITCHES events are where we get to enjoy face time (and knitting time, of course).
So what is it? It’s a just-for-fun aggregate count of students we teach. Not unique students, just total students. As milestones go, 10,000 seemed like a nice number, weighty but achievable in a reasonable amount of time, especially with all 4 of us pitching in toward the total. I’ve gone from 0 students to 86 for August – whoo hoo – and will be scheduling some local classes here in San Francisco to further try to pull my weight!
We’re not sure where the project will go, besides the counting. We’ve been thinking it could be a way to share what we learn by teaching, as well as a way for students to share with each other, but we’re really not sure yet. Both concept and website are under development (kinda like mine, here ;), so we’ll just see where it takes us.
Hope to count you in class soon!