I decided for Christmas this year that I am going to knit something for each of my nephews. My oldest nephew, James, is into Harry Potter lately so I thought it might be fun to make him a Gryffindor scarf. I am about half way done and it is looking quite nice. As for Will, he is not into Harry Potter so much as he is Pokemon. I tried to look up some different Pokemon patterns for knitting and there aren't too many out there. I asked my sister if he is still into Super Mario Brothers and she said he is, so I decided to make him a hat with some Mario related items knit onto it (there are lots of patterns out there for Mario things).
Earlier this week I asked on Facebook if any of my friends have any scrap yarn in various colours. For the Mario hat I will need about 4 or 5 different colours but only a small amount of each. It seemed like a shame to have to buy a whole ball of each colour just to use a few feet. No one responded to my request on FB so I thought about putting an ad up on Kijiji requesting scrap yarn. However, yesterday evening one of Jason's homecare care givers told me that she had seen my request and that another one of her clients was an avid knitter/crocheter and she had told her about my request and she said she would be happy to share some scraps with me. She friended me on FB and invited me to a knitting gathering called 'stitch and bitch' next Wednesday. She said that she hosts it at her place most weeks and that I am more than welcome to join them.
I am thinking I might go next week. I would need to go to her place to pick up the yarn scraps anyway, and why not hang out for a while and knit with some other people who like to knit. I tend to be a little on the shy side with new people, but it would be good for me to get out of my comfort zone a little.