Jam Packed

Yesterday I tried something new with my knitting class.  Actually two new things.  1) I taught a class I’ve never taught before that was four hours long – Two Socks in One  AND 2) for an additional fee, class participants could have lunch prepared by me. First let me just say… whew!  I need to sit down and put my feet up.

We started at 10am and worked on knitting two socks at one time, one inside the other.  You may remember I made and posted these on the blog recently:


Lots of new techniques and quite a brain-buster of a pattern, so lunch was welcomed by all at around noon.

Here is what I made:


Everything homemade by me, including the lemonade!  Below is a list of what I made with links to the recipes.

Wraps: Ham and cheese, turkey and cheese, curry chicken salad and regular chicken salad

Curried Couscous salad with Dried Cranberries (made without the curry)  This is one of my all-time favorite salad recipes.  I usually do make it with the curry but didn’t want to have two things with curry, especially since it’s one of those things that not a lot of people like.

BLT Tomato Bites

Fruit Tart:  Crust recipe here.  Filling recipe here.  You need to scroll down the page for a link to a picture of the recipe…


I’m happy to report the lunch got rave reviews! (I thought it was pretty tasty myself.)  It was a ton of work to figure out what to make, then making part of it Saturday, then getting up early and making the rest of it Sunday, then packaging it to bring to the shop, but it was also a ton of fun.

Then it was back to work for another two hours.  And it was a jam packed two hours with more brain-busting, working on the heel flap and the gusset of the socks.  Despite all the work we did, we could have used another 1/2 hour to really get things down, but all in all, a successful class.   I would consider it a 4-miler, meaning I probably walked 4 miles around the table to help students during the class!  In my race to cram in all the info they needed before the end of the class, I forgot to get a group shot of the socks in progress.  Argh.  But, Sue send me a picture of hers which she finished after she got home:

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And Lisa sent me a picture of hers after my frantic text-plea:


Edited to add the other Sue’s sock in progress:


The day was a big success and I will do it again.  But not soon.  I need to sit down and put my feet up. (Did I say that already?)

2 thoughts on “Jam Packed

  1. Very ambitious. Very cool. A lot of work but exhilarating at the same time. Like a hard race that you won!

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