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foldedbird
01-31-2005, 06:20 PM
Well, I did it. I summoned up the courage to call two gals from our Enlisted Wives Club and asked them if they wanted to learn how to knit with me. And they said yes!

I'm on cloud nine!!! Man, I was nervous about calling, afraid I'd sound like a big dork but it went OK for the most part and I almost didn't inadvertantly say something totally stupid!

Could this become a huge knitting group? It's possible!

The gals are coming over Thursday @ 1 p.m. and I am oh SO excited!

Wish us luck...

Denise

ekgheiy
01-31-2005, 06:24 PM
Could this become a huge knitting group? It's possible!

The gals are coming over Thursday @ 1 p.m. and I am oh SO excited!

Wish us luck...

Denise

GOOD LUCK!!

Do let us know how it goes ... :)

foldedbird
01-31-2005, 06:25 PM
I will! I'll have a full report ready.

Any idea what kind of snacks I can serve that won't make our fingers and knitting sticky?

ekgheiy
01-31-2005, 06:35 PM
I will! I'll have a full report ready.

Any idea what kind of snacks I can serve that won't make our fingers and knitting sticky?

Hmmm... you could have ...

Fruit chunks ... cheese pieces ... both served via toothpicks ...
Veggies and Dip is fairly neat, provided the veggies are given enough time to dry after rinsing them.
Smoothies are pretty good too b/c you could use spoons to snack instead of fingers ;)

Just a thought ...
Good luck!

foldedbird
01-31-2005, 06:38 PM
Great ideas, Thanks a bunch~

Anne
01-31-2005, 08:40 PM
Good for you.... Would like to see pictures of your group if posssible.

foldedbird
01-31-2005, 11:28 PM
I sure will take pictures and post them on the craftporn blog!

Only three of us so far, but it sure is a start!

Denise

amy
02-01-2005, 12:43 AM
Denise, that's great! There's nothing like sitting down with other knitters and sharing that. It's addictive. Hopefully you'll get them hooked! :)

Have fun!
Amy

foldedbird
02-01-2005, 01:43 AM
I'm sure we will have lots and lots and lots of fun!

Thanks, Amy!

Egeria
02-01-2005, 03:19 AM
Well congratulations! That's so great and I can't wait to hear how it goes.

Wish I knew people interested in knitting! Most people who know that I knit just nod their heads and then change the subject :(

Which is why I'm so glad for the internet and this forum!!

yellowness
02-01-2005, 03:53 AM
Heh, I feel the same way. When people find out I knit, generally their response is, "Really? That's neat. What are you knitting? So anyway, then I said to *him*..."

I'd delight in some knitting fans I could chat with face to face.

However, all you digital faces are a perfect subsitute.

Peg
02-01-2005, 08:27 AM
Oooooooooh what fun Denise! I live in a very small rural town and have often considered posting a flyer at our local grocery store looking for knitters who would like to form a group. Hmmmmmm, your story just may have given me the nudge I needed to that!
And for another easy, non-messy finger food, how about a bowl/s of yogurt covered nuts?
Have fun!

foldedbird
02-01-2005, 03:58 PM
Another great idea...thanks!

I think posting the sign would be a great idea! *nudge* hehe

ekgheiy
02-01-2005, 04:41 PM
Denise, that's great! There's nothing like sitting down with other knitters and sharing that. It's addictive. Hopefully you'll get them hooked! :)

Have fun!
Amy

I totally agree! I recently found and met with a local knitting group. When I told my mother about it, she said, "So what did you do?"

ekgheiy: "We sat and knit."
Mother: "And that's all?"
ekgheiy: "Well, no that's not all. We began by introducing ourselves. Of course, we talked about knitting. But the conversations would inevitably spiral away from knitting."
Mother: "But basically you sat around knit."
Exasperated ekgheiy: "You just don't understand!"

My dear mother doesn't have a hobby, so I don't think that she'll ever understand. Only those who have hobbies would understand of purpose of a [ fill in the blank w/ a hobby ] Group

foldedbird
02-01-2005, 09:15 PM
Right on!

carollovesyarn
02-02-2005, 10:03 PM
You're going to have a great time foldedbird. I've been going to my local StitchNBitch for a few months now. But we 'only' meet twice a month, so I come here to get my knit-social fix. There's nothing like knitting with others actually in the same room tho.

foldedbird
02-03-2005, 01:54 AM
Tommorow is the big day! I still have a lot of cleaning to do...I'm such a slob! I'm knitting up some test swatches to show the girls and stuff like that. I can't wait, I'm soooo excited!!!

14 hours to go. I'll take pictures and give you guys all the details tommorow evening~!

Denise

ekgheiy
02-04-2005, 02:31 PM
bump ...

Well ... how'd it go?? :)

foldedbird
02-04-2005, 07:18 PM
It didn't :( The girls had some extenuating circumstances and we have to reschedule. I'm so bummed!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
02-04-2005, 07:26 PM
Oh no!!! After all your work and excitement!!!!!! :( Hopefully it will "go" next time!

amy
02-04-2005, 08:02 PM
:( What a bummer!

Is there an SNB in your area? You could pop in to get your social fix, in the mean time....

Don't get discouraged. I'm sure it will still happen.

Amy

ekgheiy
02-07-2005, 02:34 PM
It didn't :( The girls had some extenuating circumstances and we have to reschedule. I'm so bummed!

I'm sorry :cry:

If only I lived in CA, I'd have been there cheerfully ring that bell screaming LET ME IN. :lol:

Seriously though ... you must reschedule ... traditions have to start somewhere. ;)

foldedbird
02-07-2005, 03:32 PM
Awww thanks! You'd be most welcome, too!