A few months ago, my friend Peter expressed an interest in learning to knit. Last night we met up at Teavolve and I showed him the basics. I would like to break up the lessons into three parts: Lesson One - Cast on and Knit stitch, Lesson Two - Purl Stitch and Bind off, Lesson Three - Increases and Decreases. He did exceptionally well with Lesson One, he is a pro! He mastered Casting on and was very careful to practice over and over again, taking breaks so that he could pretend that he had walked away from his knitting for a few minutes. Once he was comfortable with that, he went on to knit several rows and had no trouble at all. Then, he went so far as to rip it out and cast on again and knit more! He has strict orders to practice at least 30 minutes a day! Once he is back from the beach we plan to schedule our next knit night.
Here is a photo of him with the Cascade Pastaza and Brittany needles that our mutual friend Shelley gifted to him for his birthday. Doesn't he look natural with knitting needles in his hands? (Sorry about the red eye Peter!)
Also, not to be outdone by Peter learning to knit, my basement demands to be shown. We had the cork flooring installed today and it is beautiful. Check it out: