Last week I popped into the coffee shop next to my (heheheh!) shop, and got chatting with the very nice girl behind the counter. When I mentioned that I was working two days a week next door, she said "Oh! You replaced me when I left!"
I had heard a lot about her, all glowing, so it was nice to finally put a face to the name and she was just as lovely as I'd heard. I asked what she was doing now, and it turns out that her main focus is knitting - She's writing patterns and teaching people to knit. Naturally I was intrigued, and friended her on Facebook the moment I got to a computer!
That conversation has also inspired me to get out my knitting needles again, especially since I retrieved my stash of craft supplies from storage at the weekend. I have just cast on a lace scarf from a pattern on Ravelry, and I'm going to use up some half-skein remnants I have on an extended swatch before starting on the scarf proper. I'm doing that because so far I have yet to succesfully knit any lace, and I want to iron out the technique before applying it to the actual project. I'm really enjoying this already!