I just got home from my Yarn Lover’s Group that I head up at my local craft store. When I arrived the owner store said, “You have a student, she had a stroke and wants to learn how to use her hands better.” I said, “No problem.” …Problem, I don’t know what to do…I tried to teach her the cable cast on, cause it’s the one I learned 1st. I did most of the casting on. I stood behind her and put my hands on hers and we worked together. After getting about 15 sts CO, I tried to teach the knit st (English). Well, she just wasn’t getting it. She can’t remember the steps and she has a hard time holding both of the needles and the yarn. Any suggestions? I was thinking maybe she could hold 1 needle between her legs or something like that. She said she won’t be trying again, until we meet again. That is not until Oct.1. So it will be like starting over. I am going try also teaching her the thumb CO. Let me say that I have only been knitting myself for a little over a year, and I’ve taught most of my friends how to knitover the last 6 months.
Thanks for your advice.