Crochet class at HCC

I signed up at the HCC for a community education class.  It is just 3 sessions for $40, what a bargain.
The original blurb said we would be doing Christmas—Thread—projects.  I have been having a bit of trouble getting an angel to come out properly, I think because I am left-handed and I am not turning it in a correct direction.

Anyway, for the first class period, I stuffed a carry-all bag full of Christmas colors of threads and yarns, and several sizes of crochet hooks, and my booklet of Christmas patterns, and off I went to last week’s crochet class.
As it happens, the leader says that was a mis-print in the brochure, and the patterns she gave us used 4 ply yarn.  Even though the pre-requisites were knowing the single and double stitches, there were a couple ladies who still had trouble doing the double.

In other words, I did not get what was advertised.

When I showed the leader my Christmas pattern booklet and asked what she thought, she said it was too small for her to work with.  Working with size 10 bedspread cotton was too small.  I usually use size 30 cotton and a steel hook size 12 for my crosses and lace.

There were several patterns put in front of us, and she said she would be around to get us started.  When she was on person 3, I had found the pattern for the potholder, and had already gotten to the second round and had laid it down to do my count.  The lady sitting next to me said she had never seen anyone do a chain so fast.

When I got home, I explained to Husband that one of the reasons I had signed up was so that I was not the teacher, that I could just be in good company and crochet.  I did not want to be the one that anyone else asked for help.
It did not work out that way.  There have been too many times when I am the one who figures out a pattern for me to sit by and wait.

Next week, there is a request for me to show them how to do bookmarks using size 10 bedspread cotton, the kind I made 28 of for my Kiddie Lit class Christmas gifts.

I figure the more people who know how to read a pattern and keep the craft alive, the better.  Who knows, there may be a job for me in teaching a crochet class in the HCC Community Ed department!

I might never get that little blue angel done!
Or maybe I’ll figure it out when I am done with Algebra. 
A crochet pattern can’t be too hard after a graphing calculator, right?!
~~love and Huggs, Diane

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5 Responses to Crochet class at HCC

  1. Jay A says:

    So when do you start a class for the teacher?I am familiar with your problem,Momma is lefthanded too.Stick with it! :coolgrin: JayA

  2. Maria says:

    You are just a natural teacher and people gravitate toward you. It is both a curse and a blessing. Good luck and beware of this woman’s insecurities.

  3. MrsDoF says:

    Thanks for the encouraging words, my weblog friends.

  4. momma says:

    Posted at 4:55 am–Milady what would have you up at almost 5 in the morning? A thinking woman needs her rest! Advice from the other lefty!

  5. MrsDoF says:

    The night was pleasant, we had the windows open and the screens in.
    I was up because the Bloomington airport sends out a first airplane every morning that sounds like it is about to cruise through our living room.
    When I had a timeclock job, that plane went up about 20 minutes before my alarm clock every morning.
    We often talked about it in the Break Room. One of the other teachers said she doesn’t even bother to set her clock most of the time, the plane is that prompt.