Thanks so much for the response! Yes, amazing how similar our stories are. And I live in a suburb of the Twin Cities - but work downtown.!
I am knitting scarves! Have been going gonzoo with the Fancy Fur yarn by Lion Brand. Love the simplicity of scarf knitting with that yarn, although when I have an error and need to tear it out it can be a bit challenging getting those stitches back on (as I once again experienced last night). But my hair is still attached to my head and all is good.
The Lucy Bag looks great!! A gal friend of mine has felted some purses with great success.
My best purchase lately has been a pair of bamboo knitting needles which I LOVE! Forget the brand name but purchased at Michaels with the ever lovely 40% off coupon!
Wanda be Knitting