10 February 2009

Way cool.

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...


Mags said...

So,when does your next class start....soon....or will you take a little break to recoup??
I just love that you've infected a bunch of folks with a new bug...knitting!

yarndork said...

Just like the end of one of my favorite old Dr. Demento "songs", Ajax Mortuary..."We've got a live one!" Yay, I love that you're converting new ones.

Dianne said...

Yay! More converts to the land of knitters!

Molly said...

I love the stories of your class! I like teaching quilting for the same reasons; each student brings to the class her own unique combination of experiences that make some parts hard and other parts easy to master! We learned to knit in first grade from Sr. Bridgid. I can still remember my yellow yarn, and how my initial ten stitches mysteriously grew to twice that number. I was so proud of the way I figured out, all by myself, how to get it back down to ten! It made for a very uniquely shaped doll's bonnet.....