Sounds like a combination of an inexperienced teacher and a disorganized shop owner. The teacher may be distracted by questions that are easier to answer than yours and so is dealing with them first. Not the best technique but understandable.
But, that said, you're in the class now and it may get better. Don't worry about being behind the other students. It's not a race to finish and you want to understand how to knit socks by the end of class, even if you don't finish one. If you learn how to do that it'll all be worth it.