I usually say I learned to knit a few years back when my little ones were littler. I rememered recently, however, that I really learned to knit when I was a youngster. There were some community classes offered at the local school. My parents took woodworking and I took knitting. I started but never finished a pair of mittens.
Still, maybe that early instruction set a pathway in my brain that made it easier when I took it up as an adult. So, I feel it's only fair to pay back. Which means that when I found out they couldn't find a kntting instructor for an after school program at my daughter's school I felt obliged to raise my hand.
Do I have enough patience? We'll see. First, we need to have at least six kids. If that doesn't happen, I'm off the hook. Not that I really want to be. I'm kind of excited about this. I did successfully teach Z to knit at age 7.
I think we'll start with finger knitting - it's essentially crochet without a hook. I decided today to experiment on my daughter and her friend. The slip knot was much harder for them to learn than I expected. The rest was a little bit trickier than I anticipated as well.
I will, however, have six weeks.
I'm now scouting for simple, quick patterns. Any suggestions are welcome.