I am Sara and I am a knitting addict.
I am a librarian in north east Massachusetts at a public state university. I have been knitting for 7 years. My mother tried to teach me when I was a child, but I wasn’t very good. The first winter I lived in Central MA, I l decided it was time to try again. This time a colleague taught me and I caught on like a fish to water. Since then I have become an addict. I always have two or three projects being worked on. People get knitted items as gifts rather than things I may purchase. I often walk around stores saying: “Oh, I can knit that.”
In the past I worked with a local charity, Warmer Winters. I volunteered my time as a board member and knitter. I donated items for them to give to those in need and items for them to use for fundraisers. I enjoyed working with them, but moving out of the area meant I had to take a less active role.
I did make a nice group of friends in my time with Warmer Winters. Christi, Pat and I created the Dirty Dancing Alpacas knitting group. The three of us, and sometimes our friend Yvette, get together to knit. We are spread out around the state now so we love any chance to hang out together.
I also found a local knitting group, Java Room Knitters. I have just started attending their meetings, but they already seem like a cool bunch.
I am very lucky to have a lot of knitters in my family. I got a large collection of needles from my grandmother and I am frequently given scraps of yarn from other women in my family.
This blog is mostly for my knitting stuff. I love to post pictures of my projects from Flickr. I am just getting into designing my own patterns and write about that experience. I spend a lot of time on Ravelry. I love finding patterns and getting project ideas there.