Last fall, my neighbor told me about a knitting group in our neighborhood and asked me to join. I told her I didn't know how to knit, and wasn't really interested in learning. Several other neighbors asked me to join and told me just to come and enjoy the fellowship even if I didn't knit. It became apparent that I needed to attend these monthly sessions or appear to be a not-so-friendly neighbor.
I decided that if I were going to join a knitting group, I'd better learn how to knit. So, I purchased some yarn and knitting needles, along with a simple instruction booklet and started knitting a simple scarf. With a little help from my neighbor, I was quickly hooked. I find knitting to be very relaxing and I get a great deal of pleasure in giving away items I have made for a particular person.
I mentioned that I've been doing a lot of reading and knitting in this hot and muggy weather. So I decided to show you my latest project...a beaded scarf. It looks more complicated than it actually is. Once you have strung on all those pesky little beads, the rest of the project is fairly simple, except for having to continually slide the beads further down the yarn, bringing them forward as you need them. This is for my daughter-in-law, who loves scarves as much as anyone I know.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined I would enjoy knitting. When I took it up, I figured I would knit once a month, at the knitting group (cleverly called the Knit Wits). I am very thankful that my neighbors were persistent. In addition to the knitting, I learn some really good gossip at these sessions. There's nothing like a knitting session to bring out interesting conversation.