Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Giving Back...One Knitter at a Time

Make the world a better place: teach someone to knit. Emily finished her first project, a stripey woolly hat. It turned out a little large. She's sporting a new trend, The Slouch.
On the day after Thanksgiving some of the guys in our family go clay pidgeon shooting. Susan (my nephew's girlfriend) couldn't decide whether she should stick with the guys or stay back at the house with the non-shooters. I said, "Stay. I'll teach you to knit." She jumped on it.
I have to say she is one of the top 3 of the many I have taught over the years in getting the hang of it. We didn't even have the proper tools or yarn. It is hard to believe she hasn't done it before, but then, her ancestry is Swedish so it is probably in the genes. In a very short time we went through the knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on, decreasing, and a few other basics. Go, Susan!


KPiep said...

I love being able to share knitting with others! I'm glad you've had such a good time teaching, too.

angela said...

Happy Birthday! Yay! You must have skills...It is very different to teach knitting than any other subject I've ever taught. Much more satisfying when they get it though.

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