Last night I had the pleasure of attending a knit & crochet meet-up at the West Hempstead Library. Enjoyed myself immensely. Its been sometime since I'd been to one. One of my New Year's resolutions is to attend more meet-ups. I consider myself the Lone Crocheter... hehe... After working all day I head home and hang with the family and at some point venture off to my craft room and begin my crocheting until late in the nite. On the weekend I will spend an entire day holed up in my craft room only stepping out for brief periods to eat and do whatever else. I have a new name now, my family members call me Home Alone... b/c I spend an exorbitant amount of time cooped up in the room during week nites and into the weekend. But don't get me wrong I manage to get things done at home and then I rush back to crocheting and just crafting. So with all that said and with the New Year here... attending the meet-up last nite was fun. The instructor, Angela was super... let me tell you... she knows everything... and had a project on her needles... she is making a Mardi Cardigan in a peppered cream yarn. Well, I casted on and it was going smoothly until I dropped one of my cast on stitches...b/c I was so busy running my mouth and at the same time absorbing the going-ons of crocheting and knitting . I did note the big difference between knitting and crocheting in that if you drop a knit stitch... its a PITA, whereas with crocheting its a breeze to recover a dropped stitch. I really had a hard time with working the knitting needles (just trying to hold them and manuever the yarn was a challenge), at some point during the 2hr meet-up, I would put the knitting to the side and pick-up my crochet project and then back to the knitting... but in the end, all I have to show for that nite was cast on stitches....lol. At least thats a start... provided I keep practicing.