Saturday, May 3, 2014
Never too Old to Learn? Will See About That
Oh what was I thinking????!!!
I don't know if I have mentioned that some weeks ago I became a Linus coordinator/drop off spot. The closest Linus drop off/charter is an hour long city drive from our home, grrrr After making contact with the coordinator to drop off my quilts she ask if I would become the contact for the area north of the city. Heck ya, I don't mind at all. Once a month I will deliver everything collected to the monthly meetings and help sew on tags to distribute quilts/blankets with a SUPER sweet, giving, fun bunch of ladies.
The very next day I received an e-mail from a lady that had blankets to drop off, COOL!! She donated the most beautiful knitted baby blankets, aww so pretty. I thanked her for her beautiful donation then of course we got talking, Ha She belongs to a knitters group that makes blankets for Hospice. Since most of the blankets needed are for adults she likes to use up the leftover yarn for baby blankets. I have always wanted to learn to knit or crochet but just haven't taken the time to learn. She encouraged me to try "It's so easy!" (YA RIGHT)
Durn if I didn't get a call just a few days later from another lady for a drop off. She too belonged to the same Hospice group, her blankets were out of this world pretty. (I now was catching the crochet bug) She too encouraged me to join assuring me the group would teach me all I needed to know.
Hummmmm. After thinking it over the past few weeks I thought why not. The ladies I had meet were as nice as they could be, they had hearts of a giver for sure, and seemed excited to share their talents with a rookie like me. I sent an e-mail letting the leader know I would like to give it a try, what did she suggest I purchase. The response back was bring nothing, they were all willing to share what they had. Aww too sweet.
I felt like I should at least have some knowledge of the basics before I joined in for my first meeting next Monday. I have friends who just knit/crochet away while they talk, laugh, watch TV, ride in a car, it looks like such a soothing thing to do. NOT!!!!!! Holy Moly I may be in way over my head! I put an SOS out yesterday evening on FB for help.
DD#2 called a bit later, "Mom what are you doing now?" I explained to her my goal and the reasons for joining in with a group of experts but I was now questioning my sanity. Maybe I should just buy a pile of yarn too donated to them and call it quits. She reminded me that she knew how to crochet. I had forgotten all of the beanies and scarfs we received as Christmas gifts when she was in college... blush
I think I am more nervous about our DD#2 teaching me than total strangers!!! DD#2 is a take no prisoners kinda gal. She was an All American athlete in college, coached 4 sports when she began teaching in high school, and is now finishing up a masters in Education Administration. She is scrappy to say the least. We are going to have to have some ground rules before we begin! I am still the Mommy and you better be nice to me!! Ha
For all you knitter/crocheters out there is it really as easy people are letting on or have they sucked me into something that is going to drive me over the wall!!