- Gauge is still not important.
- The women in the class kept calling the acrylic yarn "wool." WOOL? I'm sorry, but I don't think they'd recognize wool if a sheep bit them in the ass.
- "There is no right or wrong technique. You can change a stitch if you want to. Just do whatever makes you comfortable."
And here's a conversation that occurred between me and "Susan," the instructor, at one point during the class:
Susan: Hey--maybe you could teach knitting.
Me: [nervous laughter]
Susan: So, what kind of things do you knit? Blankets?
Me: No blankets. I've made some sweaters, mittens, hats. Lately I've been knitting socks.
Me: Next week can you help me with the crochet trim on that baby sweater. It needs a single crochet as well as a reverse single crochet.
Susan: Reverse single crochet?!?!?!?!? Uh... uh...
And with that Susan
scurried ran--yes, RAN--away from me! Does this woman not know how to reverse single crochet? This is for a pattern out of my BEGINNER BASICS book! BEGINNER!!!
Oh, and just to make things interesting, there's a new woman in class. Yes, this is the third out of the four classes and she just started tonight. She actually can crochet, but she's been having problems with a couple of projects. One of the projects is pink and purple--I'm not sure exactly what it is. The other project (the one she's having the most problems with) is yellow and black. When I first looked at it, I thought it was kid's bee costume. It had a yellow top and bottom and black striping in the middle. Well... apparently it's something she started 20 years ago. Yes, years! It's a bikini bathing suit that she's trying to turn into a one piece bathing suit (that would be the black striping stuff). I. Kid. You. Not.
And the topper--apparently she does cat rescue. She has 17 cats. She asked us if anyone wanted a cat.
Next week's class--Christmas ornaments.