Another dud. Sorry everyone! More lists will come soon!
Another mini review because the class isn’t very long. There are about 6 videos with a cumulative runtime of 40 minutes. In each video our host, Angela Walters, does a fast walkthrough of how to complete a specific quilt pattern. I thought the class was nice. The difficulty level was all over the place, but I managed to save a couple that looked easy enough for a beginner. There is a Youtube channel of the same name. It is the same show, but the videos in the first season aren’t on there. I wouldn’t say this class is enough to warrant a subscription, but it could certainly be a contributing reason.
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I’m not really surprised with this one. Atlantis isn’t a super popular Disney movie. I hope someone makes patterns for these soon.
My goodness, this is getting frustrating! I loved Recess as a kid. I thought for sure there would be some patterns for the main cast. Nothing. Maybe next time.
Another shocker. I couldn’t find a single pattern for Emperor’s New Groove. It’s such a meme movie now that I’m surprised I couldn’t find anything.
Jump Into Knitting is the kid’s version of the Knitting Start-up Library. It’s a far more pared-down version, lasting only 25 minutes in total.
The class really presents knitting at it’s most fundamental. It uses large props and yarn to demonstrate the steps of knitting and the hosts are enthusiastic. I would actually recommend this to adults who have anxiety about learning to knit. It’s a really light-hearted class that doesn’t take itself too seriously and still provides enough information to make your first scarf.
It is very much meant for kids. There’s a lot of attempts at humor, everything can be kind of over the top. To an adult, it can even come across as cringey. Also, you won’t get very far in knitting with the class. It tells you how to cast-on, knit stitch, bind off, and add pom-poms. Perfect for a child’s introduction to the class, but easy for anyone over the age of 12 to outgrow. That being said, I think it fits its age-range pretty well. To top everything off, it’s only for those who are subscribed to Bluprint, it’s not something you can buy online.
I honestly think it’s a fun class and a great introduction. It’s not exactly full of information and the delivery may grate on some nerves, depending on personality and age, but it’s a lovely, casual introduction to the craft that I think is good for children and the anxious alike.
There are several seasons of this, but I only watched bits of season one. The hosts are engaging, I wish they had more classes or something separate I could follow them on. They are funny, entertaining, and fun to watch. Unfotunately, Off Our Needles started when Bluprint was still Craftsy and the show revolves around how Craftsy used to be. They have several segments, starting with a talk show feel and showing fun new products knitters might like. The other 50-75% of the show is devoted to the maker patterns that Craftsy used to host. So they will show off patterns you can know longer get and spend a good portion of their show, explaining a tricky part of the pattern. I’m sure it was great at the time, but it’s useless now.
Also, it seems that the videos didn’t make a great transition, because they end during whichever the last segment is, mid-sentence. Someone did not do a good job migrating this to the new system.
I’m not angry like I was in my last post, just kind of disappointed, because I would have liked this a lot if it were still relevant.