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kome 10-17-2005 04:05 PM

Knitting Groups.
This has probably been discussed before, but I haven't so the topic so NUR.

I'm thinking about going to a knitting group tonight that meets at 8:00 PM on Monday's... but I'm scared. Haha. As crazy as I can be online, I'm quite the bit shy in person. :rollseyes: So I was wondering... how many of you go to a knitting group in your area? What are they like?

And does anyone go to the one in Orlando, FL at Starbuck's????

Julie 10-17-2005 04:29 PM

Kemp wrote a very funny post about this very subject:

I've only knit with the IL KHers...not *total* strangers...but it seems to me that knitters are a friendly bunch. It's a really cool common ground IMHO. :D

foldedbird 10-17-2005 04:39 PM

I started a knitting group in my area, and let me be the first to tell you I was VERY nervous! I soon realize that I had nothing to be nervous about. When knitters get together, there is no judgement. No one cares what you drive, how much $$$ you have, or about your clothes, how big your rear end might be...or any of that. It's the knitting we all care about and want to hear about.

One of my members is a best-selling author, one is a pharmacutical (sp?) consultant, and there are 2 military wives who barely have a pot to pee in. There's no way to tell them apart...we all have one obsession: YARN!

Btw...I'm the one with the enormous arse!

kome 10-17-2005 04:47 PM

Haha. Thanks! I am very nervous, but I think I might go! Just maybe not this week... I'm so stressed about finding a good job that I can't seem to have fun doing anything. :crying:

foldedbird 10-17-2005 04:56 PM

GO!!! I think going to the group might give ya the boost that you need. With my rowdy bunch at home, I *count down* the days in between meetings. After a meeting, I always feel soooo much better.

Debbie 10-17-2005 06:06 PM

I'm in Orlando! Which Starbucks???

Sylvie 10-17-2005 06:27 PM

Even if you're nervous, go go go!!! :XX: :XY: :X:

Groups are so much fun, I really think you'll find friendship there!
Next saturday I'll go to Paris for my 2nd meeting at Brentanos' knitting group and I'm sooo excited already!

And please don't forget to tell us how you feel when you're back! :D

margie 10-17-2005 07:21 PM

Kome, it's funny you should post this now- I just found a knitting group in my town- I'm going to go tomorrow- and I am nervous, too!! I only know one person, and not very well at all- and I am somewhat shy in new situations...........but the idea of knitting with other people is so cool to me, I'm going to just GO, and see from there. I hope you go, too!! If I lived in Orlando, I'd go with you!!

Anne 10-17-2005 07:27 PM

The first time i attended a knitting group i was scared also. It took me about 5 minutes to realize i was in good company. I had the best time knitting with all ages.

I was new at :XX: and thought i would make a fool out of myself not knowing anything but a garter stitch. I was not alone..

I found a new friend in the group and we have stayed in touch since the group stopped meeting due to summer. Now that Winter is on its way we hope to get the group started again.

Sylvie, my Daughter is leaving tomorrow for Paris. Then onto Italy for 2 weeks. Vacation time for her... she is so excited and i am for her.

koolbreeze 10-17-2005 08:43 PM

nobody ever does anything here... :verysad: not like i could go if they did

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