Yesterday's gig with the new knitter went well. At least after I found the correct gate to enter. I don't feel entirely dumb. The gates don't really match the houses that they're in front of. I had to drive back down the hill to find a pay phone since I don't have a cell phone. I called the guy and he cleared up the mystery.
I never know what a new knitter's expectations are. Many times I think they're envisioning a sweater or something large scale. I think that might have been what this guy was planning. Until he got the needles in his hands and started his first knit row. Before it was all over he was talking about just practicing the knit stitch for the balance of the week. We'll take up the purl stitch next week. Once in a while I get a student who can move quickly through the basics but just getting the knit stitch is where most of them get by the end of the first hour.
I knit another hat for Dulaan last night so I'm averaging one a day. I have to switch for the next couple of days though in order to knit something for someone's birthday gift. Unless I find a good alternative before then.
I have a couple of friends who are going to Stitches West. I'm only moderately envious. I'd like to take some classes but we all know that I'm not buying any more yarn. So what's the point in going?