Last weekend at knitting class, there were a bunch of firsts. First, there were three new "students":
Meet Abigail: she used to crochet, but wanted to lean how to knit. After 10 minutes she was knitting on her own and she's proudly displaying her knitting progress after about an hour of knitting. Mind you, she now knows how to cast on with her left and right hands. Congratulations on learning the knit stitch Abigail.
Meet Deanna (left) and her sister Tiana (right): They are new knitters. They learned how to cast on and knit. Tiana is left handed and in spite of the fact that I was teaching everyone how to knit with their right hand dominant, Tiana picked it up so fast, she was off and running with the knitting before the right handers got out the gate! Both girls were tickled pink with their progress.
Now meet Mia, who after a 'long absence' (she's only 4 years old!) from knitting, decided that this weekend to start again. I'd brag about it, but I didn't give her a refresher class, Renee did. She, like Deanna and Tiana, was tickled pink with her progress.
And then there is Brianne who is Mia's sister. She has lots of years of experience under her new belt which she is showing off for us here. Go fashion diva!
And in the experienced category, here's Joanne a class regular sporting her first crochet blanket! Woo hoo! Not bad for someone who shunned the hook for years.
Now if you live in the Bronx area and would like to come knit or learn to knit with us, please do! We knit on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Soundview Branch of the New York Public Library. Lessons are free - just bring your own needles.
Now I'm going to spend the evening knitting, but I want to give a special thank you to the blog Revelations of a Delusional Knitter who helped me find a needle beader that is going to cut my beading time in half. I never would never have thought up on my own to go down the dental floss aisle and Walgreens. Thank you.