Anyway...an update on what has been happening. The crochet is still going good, have my posted afghan that has become my "when I'm frustrated with my other projects" backup. I have mainly been concentrating on the knitting since that is what I am really interested in. I do like crochet and love the stuff that you can make, but there is something about knitting that intrigues me.
I began a simple ribbed scarf as my first project. Alot of you out there will shudder when I say that I am using Red Heart acrylic from the $1.98 bin at Wal-mart, but I wanted to try it first with cheaper yarn before I move on to the wool blend that I bought at JoAnn's. It is going good, after beginning 5 times I finally got to the point where I am comfortable with the motions. Now I am working on controlling my tension. I have found a couple of purls where there should be knits but for the moment I am leaving them as a testament to learning. With this project I have been able to teach myself how to pick up a dropped stitch and have also learned how to cuss quietly when I see a mistake 5 rows down.
I know that this scarf is not going to look its best, but I have the feeling that it will become a bedraggled friend that stays with me through the years. I know that after the time I have put in and the frustration it has caused me and the fun and relaxation that I have gotten out of it that I will keep it and love it...after all, isn't that what you do with a good friend?