This reminds me. I was at a meeting of medical professionals last week (I'm there in a clerical capacity only) and one doctor said that they need a forum for colleagues to share information online. She said, "My daughter is a photographer, and she belongs to a couple of different groups that are amazingly generous with information about their profession." I think you can say that about a lot of artists, in general. Case in point, Ayumills, who was kind enough to post the instructions for the fabric baskets, as well as Tiennie. She's obviously got her own busy life, and doesn't know me, but took the time to answer some of my knitting questions. And there are many more free tips, pointers, give-aways, patterns, etc. out there. What a great community, the crafting world!!
So back to knitting, I found a pattern online and am making a hat. I must also make note of this Karen; she mentioned in a recent blog that she bought needles that were like "knitting with butter." I asked her which those were, and she was kind enough to respond. (Boy, are they.) In our class, we're making a hat, and I am knitting a hat on the side, as well. I'm hoping they fit great and all the little boys (six, at least) in my family may be getting hats for Christmas. Yes, I am going to be that kooky aunt. Hopefully, my color choices will not be too kooky for them. At least the three boys that belong to me are looking forward to hats.