Thursday, November 19, 2009


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?


  1. Sounds to me like you need to put out the word to start a group near where you are, too! There must be other knitters in your neck of the woods...

  2. You could go and enjoy both aspects. If your going that far might as well make a day of it. I, too, wonder if you couldn't get a group together closer to you. Your personality is so dee-lightful I can't imagine that you couldn't round up some knitty folks nearer to you.

  3. You are so right about knitters. They love to see something new and know the how, where, and how much. They are also the worst enablers ever! Whether it be food or yarn! But they are always there to help.

  4. There aren't any knitting groups around here; we barely have quilt guilds.
    I do know what you mean about the travel-I have to go 2 hours each way for my longarm group. It's only 4 times a year because some of the LAers don't like to travel in winter weather.


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