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Camaraderie

I recently completed a knitting class to learn how to do the Wingspan scarf/shawl pattern that can be found on Ravelry.  It was fun and I will post pictures of my project when it is done.
I’ll admit something.  I could’ve easily have figured out this pattern on my own.  The real reason I took the class?  I wanted some knitting camaraderie!  I love hanging out with other knitters while we are working on a project and just shooting the breeze.  I paid money for that.  And I don’t regret it!
Last night was the final hour of the class.  Three of us sat around a table, knitting, and talking about life.  One big topic was movies.  It was another common thread between us and it was refreshing.  I need to hang out and knit with my fellow knitters more. 

It’s June and why am I knitting a sweater?

I’ll tell you why.  It’s freezing in my office, and I can’t find a cardigan that I like.  So, I found one to knit!

I just decided to do this last weekend.  I had the yarn already for another sweater I wanted to do, but I hadn’t bonded with the pattern.  This one, Raglan Sleeve Topper from Lion Brand Yarns, seemed to be a nice pattern.  So far, so good.  I have the back done, and am now working on one of the front panels.  Rather than the brightly colored yarn used in the sample, I’m using the same brand of yarn in variegated gray tones, something that would go with most outfits.

I really should apologize for my lack of posts.  First excuse, I’ve been really busy, and I need to take more time to post here.  Second excuse, I’ve been having a lot of problems with my back and am receiving steroid shots on a periodic basis for the pain.  I just had the last in a series of three today. 

Hopefully, I’ll be better and more motivated for other crafting, too.  I have a few sewing projects I want to do, and want to get some more paracord crafting done.  Stay tuned!