Out of the gate and running with my second post.
Two dear friends taught me to knit this past summer while our children were attending swimming lessons. Two weeks of lessons yielded stronger swimmers, much needed gab time with the gals and another hobby for me. I just opened my Weekly Stitch e-letter from Lion Brand Yarn and love the basketweave afghan above. Since I've been spending so much time re-organizing * my "scroffice" (scrap room/home office/study), this pattern is the distraction I need. I'm still a beginner with my knitting and this classic pattern is beautiful. I've got some 40% off coupons to Michael's and AC Moore so I'm dragging the kiddos out shopping tomorrow for yarn.
* I am knee-deep in the 2 Peas In A Bucket "Organize Your Stuff Challenge". Look for future blog posts unveiling the before, during and after of my scroffice.