My name is Linda -- I learned to knit from my 4th grade teacher/Girl Scout leader, and my first project was a green, worsted weight slipper. I never made the second one because I couldn't understand or fix my mistakes -- and there were lots of mistakes. Twenty years later, I set out to make Christmas stockings for my newborn twins (what was I thinking?) and got as far as the first heel flap. I couldn't figure out all that picking up stitches and knitting short rows, so all the yarn was bundled into a closet until yarn was needed for Daisy Scout and Sunday School craft projects . Fifteen years after THAT, I felt moved to make a hat and actually finished it! I've been knitting ever since -- mostly socks, scarfs, hats, ball-band wash cloths and shawls.
I love so many movies, it's hard to name a favorite -- though right now, if I channel surf and come across Calendar Girls or Woman in Gold, I will ALWAYS sit down and watch.
I don't care for pie, except the key lime variety. For the most part, in my world it's not dessert unless it's chocolate.
For Mother's Day last year, my son gave me Nancy Marchant's brioche workshop on Craftsy, and after a few stressful efforts to follow the first few lessons, the finally light dawned, and I'm now just a few rows away from finishing my first brioche shawl.