Hail and Farewell, Professor!

Our beloved knitting teacher, Jani Fellows, is moving to Los Angeles to be near her family -- and Fresh City Life and all of our knitting students wish her a bon voyage!

Jani Fellows was there at the beginning of our knitting program. In the fall of 2004, before Fresh City Life had a name, when it was still just a pilot project, I put together our first knitting class to see what kind of response we'd get for fibers workshops. Thirty-five people came the first night and Jani was a bit surprised by the turn-out. 

I sheepishly assured her that I would help her teach, and she laughed and said, "Yes, you will!" We made it through that first class and since then Jani, along with our other two knitting teachers, has taught hundreds of students to knit and turned hundreds of students from beginning knitters into advanced crafters.

It is with real gratitude and affection that I write this goodbye to Jani. 

This is for you Jani -- till we meet again:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

   For auld lang syne, my dear,
   For auld lang syne.
   We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
   For auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes
And pou'd the gowans fine.
We've wandered mony a weary foot,
Sin' auld lang syne.

We twa hae sported i' the burn,
From morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roared
Sin' auld lang syne.

And ther's a hand, my trusty friend,
And gie's a hand o' thine;
We'll tak' a right good willie-waught,,
For auld lang syne.

If any students, past or present, would like to stay in touch with Jani, let me know and I'll connect you.

Written by Chris on March 25, 2011


suma on June 9, 2011


Hello Chris

I was a student of Jani in Joann's westminster . I would love to stay in touch with her , can you please email me her email address or phone number please?

Thank you


Will do Suma. I just heard from Jani. She's doing well in Los Angeles and is currently teaching two beginning knitting classes! Send me a note to cloffel@denverlibrary.org and I'll send you Jani's contact.

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