For a few weeks I have been on the search, doing detective work, to find a knitting group to join and perhaps make some friends. Now I have found three! And maybe one or two more...
The one I attended yesterday was LOUD which I loved, because it engenders enthusiasm and lifts the spirits when you have to shout across the table to be heard. Nutty? Yup.
The thing about knitters for me is that there is very little competition. If you are a beginner, there will be plenty of helpers, and if you are fabulously expert, you will inspire others and offer
hints that help everyone. No one cares what you are making as long as you are enjoying it. (and where did you buy that yarn?)
For a stiff competitor like me, this is a good change of pace. I can be relaxed and just do my thing and listen...learn... and maybe make friends. My only problem is that I live so darn far away. There are no nearby groups, so I do have the hour's drive to get to them.
This group met in the Hobby Lobby in Hixson (where I managed to browse and not make a purchase!) and right nearby is the library which would work out just great for me, not to mention TJMAXX and Panera. O dear. Am I going for the extras or the group?