The Next Next Big Thing

One of my co-workers came to me on Friday with a question of earth-shaking proportions.

“Where does one go to learn how to knit?”

After I got finished with my delighted hand clapping, I pointed him towards the videos at Knitting Help. I also told him about the two LYS in town, and also mentioned my Monday night group, assuring him that any or all of us would love to teach him.

Unable to let it rest at that, I swung by my favorite LYS on my lunch break. I picked him up a ball of Plymouth Encore and a pair of US 8 needles. I dropped the bag off at his desk, saying “First taste is on the house. Enjoy it.”

He stopped by this morning to show off.


There are about 7 rows of garter stitch there.

His stitches were tight, which is par for the course with new knitters. He was also wrapping his yarn the wrong way, but we got that figured out right quick.

A new knitter, I’m so proud I could just burst!

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12 Responses to The Next Next Big Thing

  1. Lisa says:

    That picture makes me smile. Way to go, you enabler, you!!

  2. Rose Red says:

    Huzzah for new knitters! And for experienced knitters enabling new knitters!!

  3. essjay says:

    Your toaster oven is in the mail! 😉 How cool that you recruited a new knitter!

  4. Anna says:

    What a lovely picture! :)And a new knitter to the crowd! I hope he sticks to it…

  5. MadMad says:

    No WAY!!!! That is THE BEST!

  6. Alwen says:

    Awwww, is there anything so cute as a brand-new knitter?heh.

  7. That is awesome! Look at the proud sense of accomplishment on his face. he's hooked – er – he's been stitched(?!)You have truly become a L33t knitting enabler! Huzzah!

  8. Cathy says:

    that's awesome–my friend is learning how to knit–i'll have to tell her about that web site.

  9. Bells says:

    and a knitter is born. I love it! Keep us up to date with how he goes?

  10. Donna Lee says:

    One of my clients has been admiring my socks and has decided she wants to "learn how to do that". I'm going to buy the first ball of yarn and needles and set her off. There can never be too many handknit socks in the world.

  11. Chandler says:

    So great! I love passing on the addiction, and you have done so in true knitterly form! Good move on the buying-of-the-yarn…

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