Thanks to my good friend, Hal, I've taken up knitting. If you haven't received a knit item from me yet, you can probably expect to. I'd always wanted to take it up, but I found it incredibly intimidating. Then one day Hal dropped off some needles, yarn and a book and told me to learn. I'm really glad I did. I certainly didn't need another hobby but I find it both relaxing and challenging and an excellent outlet for my crafty side. Here's a few of my projects I've completed since I figured out the basic knit and purl stitches back in April.