Monday, July 7, 2008

Mesh Bag

Just wanted to share this mesh bag with you. CFAC is doing a tote CAL this month and this was one of the patterns to choose from. Once they are done, we are asking that they be mailed to a women's shelter we help out. Gonna try and make a few and fill them with toiletries, crossword books, reading books, etc. So far this is the only one that I have done. They are really quick and fun to make.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Knitting Lessons!!!

Late Friday night, I checked my messages and there was one from my on-line friend, Patti (who lives locally, but have never met) inviting me to join her and her knitting group the following morning! I was so excited. Went and found a tote bag that I could put some yarn, scissors and crochet hook (just in case I was all fumble fingers) in. I had no knitting needles, so I e-mailed her asking if she could bring some for me to borrow. Oh, how I hoped she would get the e-mail. I was so anxious to learn this new yarn craft.
The knitting group meets a the local bread store. It is such a great place to meet friends, come read a book or just hang out and relax. We met upstairs where there were big comfy chairs set around coffee tables. There were 2 others besides Patti and myself. They made me feel like part of their little group right from the beginning. I haven't had a day like that in so long. (I stayed for 3 hours before I had to take off to do errands.)
Patti is a great teacher. She was so patient with me and my fumble fingers. And, yes, she did get my e-mail. I have never seen so many types of knitting needles in my life! She is letting me borrow some until I finish up the dishcloth I started.
The stitch she taught me is really easy - if only my finger would quit getting poked by the end of the needle. Once I figure out how to hold the yarn and needles in a comfortable way for me, then I am sure things will go a lot faster.
Thanks Patti, Bonnie and Chris (??- I am no good with names!!) ~ you girls are the best!