Friday, February 27, 2015
Booked a knitting lesson.........
I can't knit for toffee......honest I can't. Numerous people have tried to teach me over the years with no success. I would love to knit a soft toy or a cardigan for the kids. I have no desire to knit a scarf; I never wear them.
So on Wednesday I popped into the local knitting store to ask about lessons. Very nice lady, explained how I had no talent for knitting and she asked what I would like to knit. Told her about the toys and the cardigan's I'd like to knit for the babies, and she suggested a baby blanket.
Okay, not really what I had in mind, but better than a bloody useless scarf.
She told me when the lesson was and I paid my money.
I said, "well when is the next lesson after that?"
She said, "there isn't one."
I said "you can actually teach me to knit in just two hours?"
She said," no I send you home with homework, you keep popping in to show me how you're doing. If there are any mistakes we will pull it out and you will do it again and again until you get it right." (Or words to that effect)
At this point, I just looked at her and thought, "well that doesn't sound like much fun."
Made her write down what I needed. One of the things was "worsted yarn???" Got her to show me what on earth that was.
She then said,"It has to be a light colour."
I said, "Why?"
She said, "it's easier to see all your mistakes."
At this point I saw a lovely knitted doll. So I walked over to it and said:
"Do you think I will be able to knit something like this?"
She said, "No."
I then saw some knitted sheep toys, "This?" I said.
She said, "No."
She didn't even say, "Well maybe some day." It was just NO.
She did say, "She thought it may be a challenge teaching me to knit."
Dear, there is no MAY about it, IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE!!!
Between me and you, I think I should have someone film the lesson and put it on Youtube, I bet I could make millions.......as I have a feeling it may not go quite as smoothly as she anticipates!
Should mention the lesson is on March 12th from 12 noon until 2pm. Thought that was a bit of a daft time personally, as that is right when I have my lunch??