Yesterday at lunchtime I had my first class teaching my newbie knitter.
I had dug out a skein of pretty blue Sheepswool (left over from Ian’s Maximilian) and a 24″ Addi Turbo circular in size 6 and brought those to work. Fortunately a new Knitpicks catalog came in the mail Wednesday night, so I brought that along to give to my student. It has lots of pretty pictures and books and patterns geared towards beginners, so I thought it would be fun for her to peruse.
So we cast on 20 stitches and proceeded to learn garter stitch. In the space of 45 minutes she had completed two inches(!!) and was heard making comments like “This is so relaxing!” and “I love this!” and at one point she got up and ran down to show Monica how much she had done.
I feel like a proud Momma.
So I sent her off with her little swatch so she could work on it at home if she liked. We’ll see what she comes back with tomorrow.
I’ve taught many people how to knit, and this young lady is a natural.
A question yesterday asking me how it’s coming. So far, all I’m doing is taking lotsa photos of Lucy!
I’ll wait a couple-three months before starting the task of going through the photos to choose the calendar-worthy.
Speaking of calendar-worthy:
Lucy’s Kitty Bed Goes International!
Thyere hasn’t been an update photo for a couple of days so here you go: Abalone relaxing on the couch!
Current temperature is 17 degrees F., with wind chill: 1 degree. I’m wearing St. Enda today. Stay warm!