And so the last offficial night of the Intermediate Knitting class has ended. There will be a follow-up meeting for those who are just a little behind in their knitting. Coffeeshop, here we come!
It was kind of neat to see how the bags got put together. The student who took off with knitting and sailed through the making of the pieces was slightly flummoxed by the assembly.
She'd never crocheted before.
It took her a few minutes, but she got the hang of it. Another student had some tension issues with her knitting, and had to be persuaded that yes, she actually was doing it right. This same student (veteran of a thousand granny squares) had her bag assembled in minutes, much to the chagrin of her daughter.
The daughter had also never crocheted, but caught on pretty quickly. Two other students are still working on the main bodies of their respective bags, but they have time-consuming jobs and can be forgiven for not applying 24/7 attention to a new hobby.
I love hearing the exclamations of new knitters.
"Hey, I still have forty stitches!"
"I think I like these wooden needles better than the metal ones."
"I'm going to make one of these for my other granddaughter, too!"
And my personal favorite, heard after the announcement that the library was closing:
"Wait! Just let me finish this row!"
Heh, heh, heh... And so it begins...