Knitting in San Diego, it keeps me in stitches...

Johnhansen-tarbox's picture

One of those intro blogs that sort of lets you know who I am and what I am doing.

My husband, Dean and I live in San Diego and both of us knit; I am the one on the right in the red/blue shirt.

I learned to knit when I was in m teens, but stopped after I left fo college. The interest/patience just wasn't there. I started to crochet in my lat 20's and stayed with that for years. It started out as therapy for a rough patch of life I was going through. Kept me sane and from doing damage to myself. I did mostly doilies, and a few table clothes. Made so many things over the years that I have lost count.

I work as the Director of Music for a church that decided to start a Prayer Shawl ministry, and Dean was a founding member of the group. I didn't join in right away, mostly because I was far to busy and wanted the leadership of the group not to feel I was trying to take over. You gotta let these things grow on their own.

Picked up knitting again when I joined the group and haven't set the needles down for a project for awhile. A few shawls, a couple of caplets, a shrug or two and hats. Would like to finsh the hoodie sweater I started a few months ago. It was a "TV project" but it gets a little too hot with the summer weather and no air conditioning.

Our prayer shawl group has turned into a knitting/crochet circle with people working on different projects as well as a few of us working on charity/comfort work. it meets on Tuesday nights in the Kensington area of San Diego. It's a mixed group of people and all are welcome to come. just drop me a line and I can fill you in on particulars.

I'll try to post some pictures in the future of my projects.

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SpazticMagic's picture

I follow you in the

I follow you in the therapeutic effects of a handi-craft such as knitting/crochet. It turns out that's what it's been for me for a good while now. I notice i seem to knit more when i'm under more pressure. It's all a good release and it helps focus the thoughts more often than not--or perhaps it lets them wander safely. Welcome aboard MWK, keep up the good work and i look forward to seeing some of your handiwork! ^_^

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Welcome to the group. You

Welcome to the group. You have quite a schedule to keep you knitting. I also joined a Prayer Shawl group because of a friend, mainly for the social aspects. I may even do some shawls eventually. ;-) Knitting and such definitely help through the bad times. Take care - Joe -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.