So I went to knitting class today. It was a lot of fun. The knitting cafe was buried deep in the Village, further south than I tend to go, but I found it after a little bit of exploring. The cafe itself was just adorable. Their motto is the title of this post. There was a counter where they sold brownies, tea and other goodies (my attention was caught and held by the nice, thick, chocolatey brownies).
Two other women showed up for the class. One of them just got a part in a student-written play (she was maybe in her 40s) and had to knit in a scene while arguing with her husband. She wanted to be able to knit convincingly. The instructor commended her for this, noting that often in the movies when people are supposed to be knitting, they're not doing it right and it takes her out of the story ;)
Knitting is surprisingly easy if someone teaches you live. As the teacher put it, "Everyone walks out a knitter." I had my doubts at first, because the Internet instructions weren't very clear to me. But when she demonstrated in person, it was easy as pie. The next (and last) session is a week from today. They also have an advanced class which I might take afterward. You learn to knit on circular needles (literally shaped like circles) and other fun, dangerous things ;)
Anyway, here is what I made today. It's intentionally narrow; the teacher had us make it 12 stitches wide.