New knitters

I took some knitting to our daughter’s while she and her husband were out of town.  I always have great plans to knit and I usually end not knitting at all.  This time I took some seamless slippers to finish.

Our grandson was taking a nap, E wasn’t feeling well and was camped out on the couch with Mr. Aitch and Z. They were watching something on TV.  I sat down in a chair with my knitting.

“Nona, will you teach me how to knit?”

I only had four metal double-point needles with me so I transferred the live stitches from the slippers to some stitch holders and cast on 16 stitches for Z.

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Wooden needles are better than metal ones when first learning to knit as the metal ones are very slippery and fall out.

After I got Z started, E wanted to learn.

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Both did several stitches with a lot of help.  They even knit a row or two and some partial rows with much satisfaction.

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After much “This is so hard” and “You knit faster than me because you’ve been doing it longer”, I finished knitting their coasters and gave them some yarn to weave through the bumps.

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They liked the weaving much better than the knitting.

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Coasters for hot chocolate.

Plus they appreciate how long it takes to knit something.

 

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