Knitting Class

IMG_1845My first knitting class met yesterday afternoon. Eight women, around my age, sitting in a circle puzzling over dropped stitches and where and how to wrap yarn around a slippery needle. Actually, it was fun to start to learn a new skill. I never got beyond granny square afghans with crocheting, but I remember enjoying the process.

I was an avid fan of counted cross stitch for years, and still have boxes of floss and pattern books that I refuse to part with, even though my eyes are no longer up to the task of that particular craft.

Strangely enough, I never learned to knit. At this point, I’m not thinking much beyond making a scarf, but it’s a six week course, so who knows?

The class is part of Falmouth’s Adult Education Program and meets at a local yarn shop. When the instructor asked why we had decided to learn to knit, the general consensus was that it was winter. We laughed about it, but truthfully, I don’t think an ad for a knitting class would have caught my eye in July. Knitting at the beach or on the boat doesn’t have quite the same appeal as knitting by a fire.

We piled our efforts on the table at the end of yesterday’s class for a picture. The instructor has high hopes that the picture at the end of our six weeks together will be a far cry from our valiant first week’s attempt to master the simple “knit” stitch. We all share her hopes for us!

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About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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One Response to Knitting Class

  1. I see promise there! I knit and have been trying to teach my daughter – and it’s do hard watching her fingers stress in holding the slippery needles – as she calls them too. I don’t have any problem dropping them, you learn how to hold onto them without feeling stressed. In the past few week I’ve made 5 pairs of legwarmers and a couple of cowls and hood cowls for the girls. I have 5 granddaughters and not enough time to knit as I’m trying to write. Good Luck!

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