Christine set up a meeting at Let's Knit so that Mrs. Oyama could give us a few pointers on techniques such as casting on, casting off and other technicalities of knitting. She graciously brought lovely desserts and picked up yummy sandwich wraps for everyone. And Mrs. Oyama graciously kept her store open late and tried her best to teach a few old dogs a few new tricks.
Debbie is a newbie at knitting but an old hand at crochet. She is working on garter stitch, but will soon be knocking out hats and other wonders of the knitter's art.
Lavonne is an expert crocheter and expectant Mom, and has learned to knit in record time. But none of this is easy.
Madeline is an expert knitter, but the invisible cast-on is a tricky bit of knitting.
Madeline and Mrs. Oyama
Irene is also a relative newcomer to the art of knitting, but has conquered Fair Isle, so obviously fancy-pants cast-ons will be a walk in the park for her.
Irene and Christine
Christine is a quick study and managed to accomplish the magic trick of crocheting cord and knitting into it and then removing the cord and finding a perfect knitted edge on the first try. But Christine is a magician in her other life.
Mrs. Oyama and Christine
Nancy learned to knit a year ago, and hasn't stopped since. Midlife is like a whole new beginning. Note her lovely scarf, knit in mistake rib out of Noro Kureyon.
flowers and desserts
Yup, good conversation, great yarn, AND goodies to eat. A good time was had by all!