I began playing at the age of 17. Upon moving to Kalamazoo, I was impressed with the number and quality of courses in the area. The first time I visited the Kalamazoo Public Library was at the Oshtemo Branch Library following a game at the Oshtemo Township Park. I have always thought that the cooperative relationship between the park and the KPL is one of the most unique things about our library system, and I have been watching the recent development project closely.
I decided to try my hand at knitting when my first grandchild was born. My mother crocheted a baby blanket for each of our sons—I wanted to do the same. So far, I've created one blanket and one shawl. Since then, three more grandchildren have joined our family. ;-) While I discovered I really enjoy knitting, I don't have as much time to give to it as I would like. I especially love looking at all the beautiful books the library offers—the colors, styles, patterns—and dreaming about new projects. I recently joined a knitting group at a local shop to set aside time to devote to knitting—making time to do what a dream about!