Monday, July 11, 2016


Today we had the first of three "Beginner's Knitting Classes."  Eight women, well seven woman and one eight-year-old girl, had signed up.  We sat in a circle and attempted to learn how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off.  I was amazed at how hard it is for a beginner to manage knitting needles and yarn.  It was an intense two to two and a half hours for them.  They ALL managed to do it.  I sent them home with their new knowledge, needles and cotton yarn, along with a simple pattern for a cotton knit dish cloth.

Next week Monday we meet again.  It will be very, very interesting to see what they have accomplished.  At this point it's very hard for them to believe that knitting will be a relaxing hobby.

But I didn't have time to take any pictures!

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