Last October, a friend of mine at work taught me how to crochet and knit. I crocheted afghans for Nathan, Grace and both of my grandmothers for Christmas, and really enjoyed creating something practical with my own hands. At the same time, I was beginning to knit and made lots and lots of scarves, and then I made more.
Over the last six months I've been expanding my knitting repertoire to include knitting in the round on circular needles and double pointed needles, as well as learning how to follow patterns and make up my own. It's been so much fun trying out new things and improving on my skills. I knit all the time: while watching television, during my lunch hour, spare moments at work and while riding in the car. If there is an opportunity to sit down, I usually have my knitting in hand. It feels good to be productive even while I'm doing something as mindless as watching tv.
So today I am thankful for knitting and for the person who opened up a whole new world for me. Thank you Mary Ann!