Knitting class

Taking my first knitting class on Tuesday. The class is called "extreme beginner's knitting". Looking forward to it.


Chris Vandenburg's picture


Congrats for taking up the sticks! I promise that within six months you will be walking around with this vague look on your face, your eyes glazed over and credit card in hand stashing away yarn for winter!

Welcome to the group here. You will find a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as some darn good friends. It's all yours just for the asking.

My best to Indiana and to your success,


"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

TheKnittingMill's picture

That sounds like a blast Randy! Have a great time and welcome to the site!

Bill's picture

I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
...hope the teacher is clear, amusing and patient...
Try not to buy too much yarn from the shop...(grin)

Darrel's picture

Good luck! I hope it's not too extreme! Be sure to check out, which has all sorts of videos to help you nurture the craft.

albert's picture

Whatever comes off your needles, for good or ill, keep it as a memento! Kudos and enjoy!

Tom Hart's picture

I wish you all the best with it, Randy. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of stuff you'll end up making. I had my first lesson about 6 months ago. It's an amazing and arresting craft to get involved with.

Buzzboy's picture

Congratulations on you first knitting class. Just remember relax and have a great time. Enjoy all the fibers and the amazing colors. You'll be surprised how fast you'll learn.


scottly's picture

Randy, remember most things seem difficult and overwhelming at first but knitting is really easy - definitely not rocket science. In a little while it will seem like second nature to you. My best advice is to always use good yarn, for a beginner I think wool is best. So, good luck and have fun. I can't wait to see your first project.

albert's picture

"wool is best"... Period.

MMario's picture

Albert, are you Welsh?

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Iacobvs's picture

Good for you, Randy. Start slow and easy and let the craft draw you in--which is another way of saying have fun doing this and you will be amazed at what you learn!

YarnGuy716's picture

Welcome to the world of Men Who Knit! Hope you have a great time learning and there is always a lot of great advise and support here. What I always tell new knitters is, don't get discouraged. Knitting is like nothing you've done before. Once your hands get used to how to do it, it will come easier. And the best way to get better at knitting is by knitting.

crmartin's picture

Hey, another Randy. Welcome to MWK, knitting is such a relaxing and enjoyable pastime, I'm sure you will love it.



Joe Moore's picture

Welcome to the group! I hope your class goes well. I remember starting to knit and it felt awkward, but if you keep at it, it gets easier! We'd love to see what you create!


Kenny's picture

You'll know if you're gonna be a serious knitter there and then. I wish you good luck. There should be more male knitters! We need to take over the world!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Woo-Hoo! Another member of the group. Hope you enjoy knitting as much as I have. Just remember to be patient with yourself and let things develop at your pace. After all, it is only 2 sticks, some yarn, and 2 basic stitches. Everything else just grows from there. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.