I would like to introduce you to the great group of gals I knit with . . . we meet twice a month at a semi-local knit shop (some live in the town-some have a distance to drive) and without their continued support, encouragement, and enthusiasm I would not be knitting again (nor would I be cash poor but yarn rich) . . . first we have "Mutant Penguin" who has knitted before, than got very involved in crochet (she makes beautiful dollies)she has now gone back to knitting and is knitting beautiful purses and scraves in her favorite color-pink . . . her other big contribution to this group is that she use to be a computer programer and is helping us the set up and jazz up our blogs . . . second in our group is "Yarn Spinner" who is not only new to knitting but will soon be a "new grandma" and she loves to sing (she is always humming a happy little tune) . . . the third person in our group is "Knit Knak" who's blog title page says it all . . . "just knittin" . . . she is also new to knitting and has taken to it like a duck to water . . . she has knitted as least 10 felted purses, a few scraves, and some really cute hats (she calls them "beanies") . . . and last but not least is our fearless leader "Knit Queen" who not only got us together as a group of knitters . . . but she also told us about SP8 (which we have all decided to participate in) and does not believe in ripping anything out and starting over again . . . and then there is me, "Old Knitter" . . . when I chose this title, age had nothing to do with it (even though upon reflection, agewise I AM the oldest knitter of the group) I picked the name because I was taught by my aunt as a young girl to knit . . . then I dropped it during my teenage years (it was not considered "cool") . . . I picked it up again when I became pregrant with my son and knitted through my daugher's baby years . . . then I dropped it again to try a variety of other crafts and am knitting again because of my friends, a granddaughter (my first grandchild) and because I find it relaxing . . . I am truly blessed to be a part of this group and thankful to have each one of them in my life . . .