Well, I feel a bit like I have been cheating on my blog as I have been busily writing reviews of recent events that have been happening at the Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo rather than writing posts, here. And, the deadline for entries for this monthly newsletter was moved up a week which put a cramp on my style as I wanted to finish a project I was working on, have it photographed, and have it included in the review I wrote about Nicky Epstein’s visit. Well, I did finish, I did have the photo shoot and I did enter one photograph as per wish. Remember when I wrote here about Nicky’s visit to Buffalo, the class I took, the flowers we made, and how I wanted to knit a keepsake of her visit? Here is my finished effort and let me tell you, so easy to create. I say create because once you’ve knitted all the flowers, there are a zillion ways you could configure to put this together.
In keeping with the theme of “new possibilities” at this time of rebirth, aka retirement, I am excited to say there is more to report! Actually, a few new things. Odd as it may seem, I have never belonged to an established knitting group. I felt what little time I had for knitting during the child-rearing and employment years could best be spent with actual knitting rather than traveling to do the same. There are a few exceptions as I recall a year or two where a few of us colleagues met about 1x/month, rotated to each other’s homes and attempted to knit. Attempted, I say because we were so busy chatting about school life as school life doesn’t allow time for such chit chat, the knitting needles barely came out. And, then there were the sessions with the lovely neighbor who, to this day, I credit for my inspiration to knit. Her beautiful stockinette suits with picot raglan sleeves and straight skirts sent me into a love affair I still have today. Aside from these two experiences, it’s been a quiet existence creating my hand knits.