Last night I taught a Knitting 101 class at Joann’s. This was the first adult class I’ve taught in months. It was a joy working with the three women who signed up to take it.
One of the interesting things about teaching this class is seeing how the women adapt their hands to hold the yarn and needles. I demonstrate how to do it. They pick up their needles and attempt it. It’s not surprising that they find their own way. One woman last night propped the end of her needle in her stomach to stabilize it. She did not learn that from me although it made me think of the knitting belts some knitters use.
All of them had fairly well mastered the knit stitch when they left but purling was remaining a mystery and/or struggle.