30 Day Knitting Challenge
Day 4: How did you learn how to knit?
When I was 10, I went to a learning centre called “Kumon” twice a week after school for Math classes. One day, I had finished my work before my little brother and went to the waiting room outside (when you’re done with your work, you don’t linger in the classrooms).
I remember a lady - around 30-ish - sitting on one of the sofas knitting. Curiously, I watched her and then, she asked me, “Do you want to try?”
She taught me the knit stitch (though I didn’t know what it was at the time) and I remember that she was knitting something in stockinette. So, after I did the knit row, she’d purl the wrong side and hand it back to me to knit. After awhile, my mom came into the waiting room to pick me up and she saw me knitting. My mom used to crochet, and my grandmum used to do both, so I guess it was natural that she was supportive of my newfound interest. ^^
The next day, my mom brought me to a yarn store, where we bought needles and yarn and the store-owner taught me how to knit. I already had a vague idea, so I caught on easily. But honestly, the lady at the learning centre was much more supportive, patient and kind. The yarn-store owner might’ve taught me, but “the lady” was my real teacher. :)
She was probably someone’s mother. I never saw her after that day. :(
Though, I’d like to meet her again to say “thank you”.