It is always a pleasure to teach others to crochet. Having only picked up a hook myself for the first time a couple of years ago, I get so excited starting others out on their crochet journey. Not everyone will get as hooked as me, but if crochet gives them even an ounce of the satisfaction and peace it has given me, then it can only be a good thing. I had a great day yesterday with Angie, Jo and Rebecca going through the basics. The setting couldn't have been more perfect, Angie's beautiful conservatory overlooking her spectacular garden. The doors were open, the sun was shining, the cotton yarn looked more enticing than ever. And my students were just brilliant - with determined concentration, they'd cracked the basic stitches before our second coffee of the morning!
And by end of play they were tackling the finest gauge cotton on a project featured in my book - hence the slightly cryptic photo (all will be revealed in September!).
So proud of their achievements and in such a short space of time, hopefully they'll be planning their next project already!