Wow, how'd I get so behind on this thread?
Hi to all the new folks, and welcome!
Nice to read and get to know more about each of you!
Beth, thanks for the sweet comment (like 10 pages back! LOL). And thanks to Knittokeepwarm.
Virtuella, welcome! One of my closest friends is from Norway.
CLG, welcome aboard, glad we've got you hooked! (or is that a crochet term? ...We've got you poked?
erm, never mind).
Welcome Liz and Tracy!
Welcome Lesley! Stitch n' Bitch is a GREAT book, you'll find plenty of fans here. That's so nice about your grandmother, knitting is special that way to me as well. My maternal grandmother is still alive, but I rarely get to see her, and knitting makes me feel closer to her as well.
Oh, all the talk of having tea makes me want to have y'all over for tea. This is my favorite time of the day, other than knitting in the evenings of course! I have a serious tea fettish, I don't know if I've ever even mentioned it. Flowery gold-rimmed tea cups are the one thing I really "collect." And every day I sit down and have tea with my girlish set, and delight that my husband will have it with me. Sometimes I let him use a mug, although occasionally he actually asks for a tea cup, which thrills me to no end.
Wonderful, but not quite the same as drinking tea with girlfriends!