My in-laws visited, and my mother-in-law and I spent as much time as we could knitting. We compared yarns and brainstormed projects, we exchanged patterns and even traded needles. She had just finished a lacy scarf and lamented that she wanted to put beads on it. I had a crazy beaded mohair, so I borrowed the pattern and started to make it on her bamboo size 13 needles. She had a packet of fun yarns that she was going to turn into a scarf, and she was frustrated with their slipperiness on her aluminum needles, so I swapped her bamboo circular needles.
I showed her Ravelry.com, the knitting community site to which I belong, so we can continue to share projects and patterns when she’s back home. I missed having her around when I went to the yarn store today to get another skein of the funky mohair to complete the lacy scarf.
Some things are better shared. Wish she were closer. I’ll have to head on over to my local knitting meetup for more knitting cameraderie.