Monday, February 01, 2010

My First Knitting Class

I signed up for a 6 week knitting class through one of our local school district's adult education programs. I just thought it sounded fun and it was something different to try out. I used to know how to crochet, but haven't done it since I was in 4th grade. So I bought my needles and headed out to class. There were two other girls my age and the rest were older. In fact they had a grandkid off to see who had the most - the three of us obviously lost.

Well I can say that I SUCK at knitting. I was THAT person in class. You remember in college when there was that token older student that always asked 80 million questions, but still just didn't get it? Yeah. That was me. Except I wasn't one of the old people.

I would do a few knits and then get all screwed up, lose some of them, get all turned around and have to ask for help. I'm not going to lie, at one point I wanted to cry from frustration. Plus my stupid wrist started hurting and the little old lady teaching the class pulled out her arthritis gloves to talk about them. It was a complete FAIL. I can't even make a freaking wash cloth.

We're moving on from wash cloths to fingerless gloves next week. Yeah, I can only imagine how awesome I'm going to be at those. I may just wrap the yarn around my hands and call it a night.


  1. I think the lesson learned here is that you're just too young. It's not your fault...wait a few years and try again. :P

  2. lol sorry you had a bad experience. I hate failing at something I want to do. I hope with some practice you can master it!

  3. Fingerless gloves, huh? I would love to see a picture of that! I understand your frustration, that is why I tend to not take those kind of classes. Good luck girl-you can do it!

  4. Knitting is hard at first! It took me about 45 tries to knit my first scarf...all my stitches were way too tight at first...


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