men's knit night part one.
last wednesday we had our first session of knitting night down in the hood. that's right, in my town there's an ikea, david beckham at the home depot center, and a bunch of skogs knitting. well, there's one skog knitting and two learning. but i must say, they've caught on quite quickly, check out roy's progress by the next day:
he started the night before at my place and got almost an inch and a half done, after putting down his practice swatch and cast-on for the first time for knitting in the round. not bad to attempt for a first project, eh? by the end of the night i didn't have the heart or the energy to tell him how crappy his ribs were, he concentrated so hard at getting the rhythm down...he actually knew it but we were all too tired to verbally acknowledge it, so the next day he frogged the whole thing and started fresh:
and by friday:
he's been doing great with decreasing for the crown, and i even showed him how to transfer from circs to dpns. tonight is session two and we'll get that puppy off the needles. we've got two more interested in learning tonight and by the time i'm through i'll have a men's knitting circle even if i have to create one from scratch myself!!