I am a knitter. I still call myself a knitter although I've not been a good one lately. Knitting though is forgiving. You can put a project down and come back to it later. (I tend to do this a bit to much and have resolved not to do so anymore)
This picture is a show and tell, literally. It was taken to show the progress on my "two socks on two circs" that I turned the heels on simultaneaously! I was SO proud of them! We took this picture at my local "Stitch and Bitch" group last spring.
When I first met these ladies, I would never have guessed how comfortable I would be around them. At first glance, it seems like I'd not have much in common. I am younger than they are. I have a young child and most have grown children and grandchildren now. But these women are amazing. They welcomed me, taught me and became my friends.
I feel bad lately because I've not been able to attend S&B much this year. My master's classes have prevented it. Now that it's summer though, I'm going to strive to attend more often. I'm also planning to host a weeknight wine and knit with them. It's always a lively time.
I learned to knit about 3 years ago. I had just come back to school after the birth of my son. It had been traumatic to say the least. I was going to have to come back to a building that I wasn't sure welcomed me. I had had a major falling out with a person I had considered my close friend. we had a new principal. My mother in law passed away a week after Boo was born at 31 weeks. My FIL had a major heart attack. I had not even seen many people since June of the year before. I was shell shocked and scared. The few weeks after I came back to school, our media specialist sent out an email about teaching us to knit. I had crocheted (my Grandma Anne taught me) but never knitted. Knitting kept me focused while I pumped. I loved it then and still do.