My husband of 40 years and I live in a little town outside Bloomington, IL. My poor hubby is still suffering ‚??empty-nest‚?? syndrome, but I am loving the extra time I have for stitching and knitting. I am basically a cross stitcher but due to taking a recent sock class (with Vanityphare) my interest in knitting seems to have returned, and my son‚??s girl friend is stirring up a crochet bug as well.