I took a knitting lesson at my LYS when I needed a refresher course (Mom taught me to knit at age 12, at 29 I decided to pick up the needles again
) I learned pretty basic stuff....c/o, knit, purl, b/o. But that was all I needed at the time. Is this a beginner's class that you signed up for?
I can never find good needles at the craft store....I go to the LYS for double points and 16 in circulars to supplement my Options set. My craft store had circs, but only 29in ones in sizes 8 and 10 1/2.