I LOVE knitting! I mean I really, really LOVE knitting!! It is relaxing, challenging, educational, useful and just about a perfect adventure in many ways. The thing is that there is so much to learn. Some of it looks very scary and very difficult and some of it is! But, I recently decided to take on Fair Isle. I don't really love the heavy duty Norwegian versions of it, but the intricate patterns are seductive. I haven't mastered it, but am doing a reasonably good job of it. I have a fabulous teacher at my favorite yarn store ever, Cast On Cottage in Roswell, GA. Betty says that I've got it! She told me it is addictive and I believe her now. Thanks, Betty! My first two projects under her direction: Simple fingerless mitts and a fabulous winter hat. Yummy!