Had my first knitting lesson yesterday and it went okay. Am I an expert, absolutely not but I seemed to pick it up fine.
Here I am with all my stuff at the ready.
Then she showed me where to find the start of the yarn, which in turn turned out to be all tangled up:
Once I unraveled that I made a start. However she decided I would find it easier using circular needles, and I did.
She got me doing bits and bobs and this is what I ended up with:
Now my homework is I had to make up a pattern and practice it until I feel confident.
I have the knits down pat, but the pearls are still a struggle. I have cast on 50 stitches and am doing a piece with the checkerboard pattern as it alternates between knit and pearl and gets me more familiar with the pearl stitches.
Once I am comfortable with that I then will make a baby blanket, probably for the little man. My practice piece can be a dolls blanket!!
All in all very happy with how it went. I can pop down to the store any time I want if I get frustrated or confused.