I taught my first of two knitting classes tonight. It was exhausting but mostly fun. Six women showed up which is about all I could have handled. One ended up giving up pretty quickly. I was not too surprised about her since she asked me if this was a quilting class when she first came in. She had to borrow knitting stuff from people that brought extras.
We were supposed to be making cotton dish cloths but apparently my handout did not get passed out to everyone. Some of the women brought acrylic yarn and the wrong sized needles. I almost choked when one woman pulled out her honking size 13 needles and asked if they would work for this project. I lent her a pair of mine so that she did not end up with huge loops that looked nothing like knitting.
I think that I managed to keep them from getting too discouraged that they did not feel natural with all the motions. I kept reminding them that they would get better with practice. I wish I had saved some of my practice swatches to show them my awful start at knitting.