I just have to share how my new knitting class went yesterday. A teenage girl who home schools lives across the street, and about the end of last school year I called her and asked if she was interested in learning to knit. She said she was, but she would be too busy to take it up over the summer and she’d like to try it in the fall. So I contacted her a couple of weeks ago. She was still up for it, and asked if a friend could come. So I had two. Then when I got there yesterday the mother joined us so I had three. :cheering:
They are a great group. Both the girls are home schooled (we home schooled our kids) and are very comfortable with adults, so we just had a ball. All three of them had had a little experience with crocheting, for which I was very thankful because I was hoping to teach the Continental method.
I had two sets of needles set up with a few rows already done in garter stitch (cause I thought I had 2 students) and started them right off with the knit stitch. They all got it.
My intention was to knit a little then take it off and learn to cast-on, knit a little more and then learn to bind off, end of lesson one. But they wanted to learn to purl and got that too, and were doing ribbing as well. We also did cast-on, bind off and they were all gung-ho.
I had gone over a week or so ago and shown the one girl a bag of my finished objects. I asked them if they would like to see some of what I showed her. They all wanted to see, so I crossed the street and got 3 bags of FOs, some are hats my DH made. They oooed and ahhhhed and were saying they wanted to make that, and that, and that.
We spent 4 hours together and they didn’t want to quit, but had to. We’re all looking forward to our next session together. It was so fun.:woot:
They all commented when we were doing the cast-on that they were glad I had started them on the knit stitch first, and then gone back to cast-on. I thought it would help, and also didn’t want the very first row they knit to be from a cast-on row, since that is a little harder.
This is a little long, and if you read it…thanks.