Over the weekend our friend George was in town and with him came his girlfriend, Kerri. George had texted me prior to their visit that Kerri wanted to learn to knit, I thought he was teasing me. To my delight, Kerri did want to learn and she was really excited about the idea. So was I.
Since I never knit with straights, I couldn’t find a pair of straight needles to teach her with. Not to be thwarted, I popped point protectors on double pointed needles and we were underway.
I really enjoy teaching and sharing my passion for knitting. What a pleasure to start the day, at home, teaching a new friend. (Side comment – I look at the picture and think, ‘sit up straight and stop making that strange expression’.) Neither of us knew he was taking the picture. Sneaky, Sneaky, Sneaky.
She was hooked. 🙂 I encouraged her to knit on regardless of mistakes because each one was a good learning opportunity. On the bottom left, she went back the way she came. (Probably after being distracted by my dogs who knew a kindred spirit when they met one.) She has one or two holes from knitting into the ladder between stitches. What’s the expression? “You can‘t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.” ― Maximilien Robespierre. On the whole, she was doing great.