What fun! On September 27, 2014, I taught my very first knitting class! I had six participants in my Mini-mitten class. I think the participants had a good time and learned what they hoped to learn. Truth be told, this being my first teaching experience like this, I learned a lot as well.
Would you like to see what we made?
Above you see Mrs. C's mini-mitten knit in fingering weight yarn.
This is yarn she had left over from a pair of socks she had knit a number of years ago.
Above: Mrs. B knit her mini-mitten in Berroco Comfort DK. She knit a seed stitch cuff instead of a k1 p1 ribbed cuff and it looks super cute and feminine. After the class, Mrs. B knit up a second mitten and sent me these two adorable photos of her handy work.
Above: Mrs. G also knit her mini-mitten in Berroco Comfort DK.
I love the little flecks of color in this yarn.
Above: Mrs. C knit her mini-mitten in a hot pink fingering weight yarn. I love how her mitten turned out; the thumb is especially nicely shaped I think.
Above: Mrs. F knit her mini-mitten in Plymouth Encore worsted weight yarn. This lady is a perfectionist and made a super cute and tidy mitten. She even turned her mitten inside out to work in all the loose ends.
Above: Mrs. S knit her mini-mitten in Plymouth Diversity.
Mrs S. had started off her mittens with a dark purple yarn with dark colored double pointed needles and it was difficult to see her stitches well. She opted for this lighter colored yarn that I brought to the class which was ironic because this yarn was leftover from a pair of socks I knit for Mrs. S.
After the class, Mrs. S finished up a second mitten and sent me a photo of her beautiful mittens (below).
For the class, I brought some apple cider with a cinnamon stick; it was simmering in a Crock Pot while we knit. When folks took breaks, they could have a nice cup of hot cider. I also brought some Vegan Molasses Crinkles and some store bought cookies. It was a really fun time. After the class, Mrs. S and I went out for lunch. We talked about the class; what was good, what could be improved, what would make the class better. I appreciated her giving me feed back like this so I can improve on my teaching skills. If you interested in make mini-mittens, here are some pattern links.
On ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/listing/164610257/knit-pattern-miniature-mitten-ornament?ref=shop_home_active_3