I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before or not, but I have been promoted at work. I work for Jo-Ann Fabrics and am now the Hard Lines Supervisor. Basically I am in charge of every department that is not fabric or home decorating. This includes: seasonal products, florals, storage, jewelry, paper crafting (scrapbooking and stamping), Wilton products, kids crafts and needle arts (knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and embroidery). I'm happy with the promotion, but there are three areas where my skills are non-existent or lacking: knitting, scrapbooking and jewelry.
I asked my supervisor what order should I learn these skills so I can be more helpful to guests. Her response was: knitting, jewelry, then scrapbooking. She recommended the knitting book below to get me started. It's written for young girls, but the instructions are great and the projects are simple. The other magazine is my newest reading love. The sewing projects in the magazine are great and always inspiring.
DH had given me a large gift card to Michael's for my birthday for getting some of our menus framed. I had enough money left over on the card so I decided to purchase some knitting needles. I also found this Scrapbook in a Box. I figured this is a good way to learn the basics of scrapbooking. I plan to use it to highlight our special meals.
I don't need any beading supplies. I purchased those supplies last September when I was thinking about starting beading.
This doesn't mean I'm giving up quilting. I think of it more as I'm expanding my skills. I doubt I'll ever become a master scrapbooker or a master knitter. But I intend to have fun trying!
PS - If you know of any great knitting or scrapbooking blogs, please let me know. Thanks!