Wednesday, March 2

Knitting with Friends

I don't have any friends locally that knit. The local Stitch & Bitch group is not too local and doesn't meet at a time that is convenient for me anyway. I didn't think it was that big of a deal though since I do have my internet friends.

Last week the boys and I spent the week visiting my parents in Maryland (more on that trip later) and my mom and I spent a lot of time relaxing and knitting together. It was wonderful in so many ways. My mom taught me a few things, I taught her a few things (which is something since she has been knitting since she was a girl). I realized that I really DO enjoy having someone to knit with.

Yesterday the boys had a snow day so we had a play date. My best friend came over with her 3 boys for the afternoon. She has mentioned a few times in passing that maybe someday she'll have to try knitting. Since her birthday was last week while I was away, I decided that my gift to her (we don't normally exchange gifts) will be to teach her to knit.

I armed her with a lovely ball of slate blue yarn and a pair of needles and taught her to cast on. She is starting with a simple garter stitch scarf. It took her a while but she finally caught on and was so excited! I'm thrilled to have someone to knit with. I think we may plan a weekly get together for tea and knitting.


Heide said...

Where in CT are you? There are quite a few new Stitch N Bitch groups popping up all the time -- at least there are down here on the shoreline where I live.

This Yahoo! Groups page for the New Haven group has links to lots of CT SNB groups:

Nikki said...

Em, you could also look into There's all sorts of groups there, and if you don't find what you need, you can start a group.

I'm an organizer for our local Harry Potter group (lol) and it's not really that scary, hee hee.

Nikki :)